Anne K. Schmidlin Promoted to Member of Firm


Eastman & Smith is pleased to announce that Anne K. Schmidlin has been promoted to member of the Firm. Based in the Firm’s Toledo office, Ms. Schmidlin’s practice areas include Labor & Employment and Immigration.  She is chair of the professional development initiative, Women of Eastman & Smith (WES), as well.

“Anne is an excellent employment lawyer and an outstanding and dedicated colleague. We are proud to advance her to a member of the Firm,” said Fadi V. Nahhas, chair of the Eastman & Smith Executive Committee. “Anne places a high value on proactive, preventative counseling for her clients, appreciating their work culture, busy schedules and the bottom line. Similarly, Anne’s outstanding leadership of the Firm’s Women of Eastman & Smith (WES) initiative facilitates opportunities for women to build their connections and further develop their practices.”

In her employment practice, Ms. Schmidlin represents employers before the EEOC and other administrative agencies and assists clients with employment issues including noncompete agreements, severance packages, wage and hour matters, employment handbooks and employment discrimination charges. She also provides training and counseling to employers on compliance with new and existing laws.

Within her immigration practice, Ms. Schmidlin assists employers in navigating the legal requirements of hiring foreign nationals.

The mission of WES is of further attracting and retaining talented women attorneys, fostering successful client relationships and promoting leadership within the Firm and community. Established in 2008, WES members from all of the Firm’s offices work collaboratively to identify and address issues of importance to women lawyers. “It is a privilege to lead WES in the Firm and in our communities,” Ms. Schmidlin said.

Ms. Schmidlin received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and her bachelor of arts from the University of Dayton.