Adam Schmaelzle ’10, Business Administration & Management
Adam Schmaelzle ’10 always knew he wanted to own his own business, and with the help of his bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Becker College, he now runs his own law practice in Worcester, Mass.
“While at Becker, I had many different ideas about what type of business I wanted to get into,” the Hamden, Conn., native said. “At some point I decided I wanted to get involved in real estate, so I took a real estate law course. At that point, I took an interest in law and pursued law classes.”
After graduating from Becker, Schmaelzle attended Suffolk University Law School in Boston, during which time he also studied for one semester at the Juidicum in Lund, Sweden. He earned his Juris Doctor and passed the bar exam in 2013. Soon after, he started his general practice, which provides business litigation, criminal law, civil litigation, landlord/tenant law, probate and family law, and some consumer protection law out of the Denholm Building on Main Street. “What I love most about the work I do is helping other people solve their problems,” he said.
Schmaelzle was also recently admitted to practice law federally, and became a member of the bar advocates in Westborough, Mass., where he takes cases for criminal defendants. He was also awarded “Clients Choice 2015” by Avvo.com, a site that provides detailed information on lawyers and legal issues to the public.
Schmaelzle praised the faculty at Becker, particularly the late John Dorsey, Esq., a longtime professor of law, who inspired him to become an attorney and helped guide him along his path to where he is today.
“Becker gave me direction,” Schmaelzle said. “Nobody truly knows what they want to do when they first get into college. I started out as a psychology major and by the end of my four years I had a much better idea of where I wanted to be.”