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Insurance Breach of Contract: Cornelius v. State Farm ($76,480.15 Verdict Plus Attorneys' Fees)

March 2013

Matt Schmidt and Ted Schmidt represented a young tire repairman who had his boat stolen. State Farm refused to pay the man for the loss of his boat, claiming he was committing insurance fraud. Ted and Matt took State Farm to trial at the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and received a jury verdict of $76,480.15, or every penny they asked for. In addition to the verdict, State Farm was also required to pay our firm $74,298.50 in attorneys' fees.

Matt Schmidt

Matt graduated from the James E Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in passing the Arizona bar exam in 2010. Matt's primary interest in law focuses on general personal injury and insurance bad faith.

Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian

Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian is one of the most experienced, successful personal injury law firms in the Tucson area. Established in 1995, our firm has a long history of success, as seen in our many victories.