At Schimley | Althouse LLP, we listen to your needs, help you define your goals, and collaborate with you to achieve those goals as efficiently as possible. Recognizing that every dispute has both legal and practical considerations, we are committed to partnering with you throughout the process to achieve your desired objectives and goals.

With nearly a century of collective legal experience we’ve found that our clients truly appreciate the time and effort we put into every aspect of their legal representation. Our commitment to you is prompt, thoughtful, and quality legal representation at every turn.




    Paul F. Schimley
    With more than 35 years experience, Mr. Schimley's practice is centered on the defense of employment-related claims.
    Dennis L. Althouse
    Dennis brings 25 years of experience in the fields of business, subrogation, employment, construction, real estate, and homeowner's association law.
    Marci L. Barrett
    Marci lends her 27 years of experience to the firm in the areas of employment, subrogation, and general civil litigation, in addition to her mediation practice.


    “I recently had the opportunity to work with Dennis Althouse and his firm on a real estate transaction. The transaction was one that was very different from your typical transaction with difficult situations with the clients. When decisions needed to be made, Dennis was always available to take my calls and clearly and calmly walk through what needed to be discussed and make the right decisions for all parties involved. His clear thinking and timely decision making helped close the transaction to everyone’s satisfaction. I highly recommend Dennis Althouse and his firm.”

    “Our custom-built home in San Marino suffered serious water infusion due to construction defects. Dennis helped us negotiate with the builder’s insurance carrier. With his strong background in construction defect litigation, we felt assured that Dennis could seek the maximum compensation on behalf of the victimized home owners. It requires a lot of negotiation skills, interacting with the attorneys from different subcontractors and insurance carriers. Dennis also offers professional rapport from reliable experts providing meticulous evaluation of the damages and cost calculation. Dennis is respected among his peer legal professionals, which facilitates the negotiation and an expedited resolution to the benefits of the home owners. We could not have obtained a better result if not because of Dennis’ work.

    “I have known Dennis more than 10 years and he is a very good, highly ethical lawyer.”

    “Remarkable attorney. Top notch.”

    “Mr. Althouse is an excellent attorney.”

    “Dennis has an excellent command of his area of practice and analyzes situations in a very logical fashion. He is professional and handles himself well in front of the bench.”

    “Mr. Althouse has handled a number of cases in front of me. I have always found him to be knowledgeable and professional. His efforts on behalf of his clients are of the highest standards, and he has the ability to keep his client’s expectations in line.”

    “Dennis has helped me on a couple of real estate issues over the past several years and I can’t thank him enough for giving me valuable legal advice and keeping me level-headed during difficult and stressful time. Dennis possesses the skills and characteristics of an outstanding lawyer; he is bright, knowledgeable and very patient with his clients. What I appreciate the most about Dennis is that he really cares about his clients! I highly recommend Dennis to anyone who is looking for a real estate attorney.”