Our Mission

Simply put, we are trial lawyers. The American system of justice is dependent upon jury trials and, as such, our firm is made up of trial lawyers who have the skill and training necessary to effectively and aggressively present your case to a jury.

Notwithstanding our commitment to excellence, we obviously cannot guarantee you a win, or even a tie, every time we enter the courthouse on your behalf. What our firm can guarantee is that you will obtain high quality legal representation as well as accurate, timely and clear communication about your case. When you hire us, we will fully and thoroughly explain to you your legal position and how to best resolve your legal matter in the most cost effective manner. We will not recommend courses of action that will be costly and non-productive. We will not intentionally delay or extend your legal matter. Our goal is for you to feel well represented at the conclusion of your case and we hope that you will always return to us should you need legal services in the future.

Welcome to Schutt, Schmidt & Noey

Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the law firm of Schutt, Schmidt & Noey represents clients throughout the entire State of Florida with the majority of its cases in Central and Northern Florida.

All of the firm’s partners are experienced civil trial lawyers and several are also Certified Circuit Civil Mediators.

The founding partner, Dennis R. Schutt, began the firm in 1994. It has grown to become one of the Top 25 law firms in Jacksonville, as previously recognized by the Business Journal of Jacksonville.

Practice Areas

The firm has a professional staff of experienced lawyers, paralegals, law clerks and legal secretaries that work together to provide effective and aggressive representation of its clients. The attorneys in the firm are civil trial lawyers who primarily represent injury and property loss cases. The main areas of practice involve:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Wrongful Death

Product Liability

Premises Liability

Medical Malpractice

Construction Defect Litigation

Insurance Disputes and Coverage Issues

General Civil Trial Litigation arising from Torts or Contractual Disputes

Meet Our Team



Mr. Schutt is an AV rated attorney and one of the founding partners at Schutt, Schmidt & Noey. He attended Louisiana State University and A & M College…



Mrs. Schmidt is a proud Gator, having obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida while working full-time as a paralegal. She obtained her law degree, with honors, from…



Mr. Noey obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He then obtained his law degree from The Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State…

Jeffrey D. Devonchik


Mr. Devonchik attended the University of Florida, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 1978.  He was commissioned an Ensign in the United States… [Read More]

Wesley D. Fina


Mr. Fina is an Associate at Schutt, Schmidt & Noey. Mr. Fina began working with the firm in the summer of 2011 as a clerk while in law school.  Mr. Fina received his… [Read More]

Shannon Posada


Shannon Posada has been an attorney in the Jacksonville, Florida area since 2002 and has over 17 years of litigation experience in government and private practice… [Read More]

Lissa M. Dayton


Mrs. Dayton received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Florida in 1994, and her J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2009… [Read More]

Debbie Lee-Clark


DEBBIE A. LEE-CLARK is an Associate with Schutt, Schmidt & Noey, having merged her solo practice with the law firm in March 2018.  Debbie is a true-blue Kentucky Wildcat, who obtained her…. [Read More]

Pamela St. John Lynde


Pamela, a native of Richmond, Virginia, is an AV-rated attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and Georgia. She is also a Florida certified circuit court mediator and… [Read More]

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