Marsha Flora Schmitter is Of Counsel with Roberts Tate, LLC. Marsha is an experienced litigator with a focus on class actions and complex litigation including property tax, commercial, construction and products liability including representing General Motors Corporation (GM), Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), GM of Canada Limited and CAMI Automotive Inc. in product liability cases throughout the world. Marsha has extensive experience coordinating, managing and defending national litigation. She is a former partner in the prominent Philadelphia law firm of Lavin, O’Neil, et al. Marsha also served as Of Counsel with the construction litigation law firm of Powell, Trachtman, et al in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania where she handled many large complex construction cases and was a senior member of the trial team that won a $38 million jury verdict in the construction case of Donald M. Durkin Contracting, Inc. v. City of Newark, et al, In the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (Case No. 04-0163-GMS). Marsha has also served as General Counsel for several software companies including ObjectBuilders, Inc.
After graduating from law school, Marsha clerked for Judge Frank A. Buczynski, Jr. in the Family Division and Judge Bernard Kannen in the Civil Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey Toms River, New Jersey. She then accepted a position with the prominent Philadelphia insurance defense firm of Christie, Pabarue, et al where her practice concentrated on environmental coverage litigation.
Marsha is a graduate of Dickinson School of Law where she was a member of the Dickinson Law Review and author of “Redefining Corporate Law: Eliminating Corporate Directors’ Fiduciary Obligations”, Dickinson Law Review Volume 96, Winter 1992 Number 2. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bucknell University with Honors in History. Marsha is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
In addition to being licensed to practice law in Georgia, Marsha has been licensed to practice in Pennsylvania since 1993. She lives on Saint Simons Island with her husband.