Olivia Schmidt

Donna-Lampe

Biography

Ms. Schmidt is a Louisville native and attended Assumption High School. She graduated cum
laude from Bellarmine University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. She attended and graduated cum laude from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree. While attending law school, Olivia worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge McKay Chauvin. She later began working as a law clerk here at Jenkins and Wheatley Family Law, and she was offered a position as an associate upon completing her J.D. While at Brandeis, she was one of six students selected to receive the Edwin H. Perry Fellowship, which funded mediation training at Just Solutions. Receiving this fellowship allowed her to participate in the UofL Mediation Clinic during her second year of law school, where she worked as a Student Mediator to mediate real family law cases for pro se litigants in order to assist them in finding a solution for their conflict outside of the courtroom. She received the Spring CALI Excellence for the Future Award for her performance as a Student Mediator during her time participating in the clinic. Olivia later had the opportunity during her third year to obtain her Limited Practice License in order to act as a Student Attorney at the Ackerson Law Clinic, where she provided free legal representation for low-income survivors of domestic violence to help them with obtaining Domestic Violence Orders in Family Court. She also spent time during law school as a Library Fellow working in UofL’s Law Library, and she served as the President of the Women’s Law Caucus. During her final semester, Olivia was honored to receive the Robert C. Jayes Memorial Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Leadership, and Service, as well as a nomination to receive the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award. Outside of work, Olivia enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and crocheting.