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Sam Schmit

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Phone: (425) 455-9087
Fax: (425) 455-9017

400 108th Ave NE 500 Washington Federal Building
Bellevue, Washington 98004

Sam (Shirley) Schmit (Retired) is the office manager and bookkeeper at The Farber Law Group. She is a paralegal/legal assistant. Sam began her career as a legal professional in 1971. She has worked in law firms in Alaska and Washington. She is the Immediate Past President and Certification Director for NALS of Washington; NALS is an association of legal professionals. She is active in the SnoKing chapter of the association.

In 1987 the Lewis County Association of Legal Secretaries named her Secretary of the Year, and in 1991 she was voted the Legal Secretary of the Year of the entire state of Washington by the Washington Association of Legal Secretaries; in 1992 she was also the first recipient of the Washington Association of Legal Secretaries Award of Excellence.

Sam has worked for all sizes of law firms including sole practitioners and large firms with hundreds of members. She started with the law firm of Herbert G. Farber in 1992. She is very knowledgeable and capable of answering many questions that the firm's clients may have. She holds a degree in paralegal studies granted by Centralia Community College and has been awarded the distinction of "Professional Legal Secretary" and "Professional Paralegal" by NALS, the association for legal professionals.


Certificate of Proficiency Paralegal, Centralia Community College, 1988

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

NALS, The Association for Legal Professionals
Member Since: 1984
NALS is a tri-level organization consisting of NALS, NALS of Washington, and East King County Legal Support Professionals

NALS of Washington
Member Since: 1984
Current President. Previous positions included Treasurer, Certification Director, Legal Education Chairman, Nominations & Elections
Chairman, Handbook
Chairman, Publication Editor

East King County Legal Support Professionals
Member Since: 1992
President, Treasurer, Bulletin Editor, and Legal Education Director, participated in presenting a Basic Legal Secretary course several years

Client Reviews
To anyone looking for legal service, you won't find a better law team than Mr Farber and Kelly. They are very caring of your case and treat you like family. I have used them a few times and highly recommend them. Michael
Herb truly had my best interests in mind and was very knowledgeable about the law surrounding my case. He was fair and very upfront about potential outcomes of the case. I believe that he worked tirelessly to get the best settlement. Jan
Herb and team are excellent! As someone unfamiliar with the legal system, they did a great job walking us through every step so we wouldn't get overwhelmed. Our case was emotional and they never hesitated to answer a question, empathize with the challenges of the process, and at times just listen. Over the years we became close and I hope to stay connect to them even though the case is over. They helped us start a new chapter. He always made the extra effort by driving to our home when we couldn't meet him. Who makes house calls these days? Herb does! Not only did I feel like I was in good hands but I genuinely enjoyed working with them. How many people can say that about their attorney? Ashley A.