Carol J Schmitt

Carol J. Schmitt

Manager of Information Resources

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Carol Schmitt is the Manager of Reinhart’s fully automated and professionally staffed Information Resource Center (IRC). Carol and her team provide cost-effective research assistance to attorneys in the firm in order to bolster their arguments and increase research proficiency, with the goal of providing the attorneys with the information and tools needed to best service clients. As a trained research specialist with more than 20 years of experience, Carol provides a full spectrum of research and investigative services ranging from answering general reference questions and conducting detailed research projects, to locating difficult-to-find or obscure information. Her in-depth knowledge of print and electronic resources allows her to provide Reinhart attorneys with comprehensive information relating to a wide range of relevant subject matters.

Carol serves as a liaison to the Employee Benefits, Trusts and Estates, IP Litigation, Intellectual Property and Real Estate Commercial Leasing practices. She listens carefully to and understands the needs of attorneys and clients, keeping them informed of relevant news from listservs, journals and dockets as well as offering presentations and one-on-one sessions.

In her free time, Carol enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.


  • M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.S, Education University of Wisconsin-Madison

Honors & Affiliations

  • Reinhart Extra Mile Award
  • American Association of Law Librarians, 2000-present (Member, Public Relations Committee, 2009-2010)
  • Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin, 2000-present (current Membership Chair; past President, 2007; Member, Executive Board, 2001-present; Co-chair, programming, 2010-2022; Membership Chair, 2001-2006, 2020 - present; UW Madison SLIS Liaison, 2001-2010)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison SLIS Alumni Board (2005-2009)
  • Wisconsin Library Association (Trustee member, 1995-2016)

News & Insights


  • Legal Research Tools and Techniques 2022, State Bar of Wisconsin’s Continuing Legal Education Department. Presented segment "Beyond the Obvious:  The Wisconsin Legislature" on May 23, 2022