Local attorney announces candidacy for council's District 6

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 1:39pm
Staff reports

Nashville-based attorney Hans Schmidt has announced his candidacy for the Metro Council’s District 6.

Schmidt is president of the Lockeland Springs Neighborhood Association, one of District 6’s most influential residential groups.

District 6 spans the Cumberland River to include much of East Nashville, including several historic neighborhoods and the downtown riverfront area that includes a segment of the Central Business District. Councilman Mike Jameson, an attorney himself who is completing his second term of service with the district, is term-limited from serving again.

A native Nashvillian, Schmidt is an attorney at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., which is located within the district and at which he practices  commercial and business litigation, as well as state and federal employment law. 

"Living and working in District 6, I understand the demands on both sides of the river," Schmidt said in a release.

In 2008, Schmidt was honored with the Pro Bono Attorney Award for Baker Donelson's Birmingham office. He was recently chosen to participate in Young Leaders Council, a program that develops individuals to serve on the boards of non-profit organizations.

Schmidt and his campaign team will have a kick-off reception from 3-5 p.m. on March 27 at Allium Cafe, located at 501 Main Street at the 5th & Main Building.

2 Comments on this post:

By: richgoose on 3/23/11 at 5:17

If he is an attorney it would be best for a citizens group to spend an inordinate sum of money to find out just exactly who this man is and what he stands for.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/23/11 at 10:22

If he is the President of a neighborhood association then he is already known by many people in the district.