WASHINGTON, D.C.—Mark Schamel’s cases involve high stakes and intense scrutiny—and the Womble Carlyle White Collar Criminal Defense lawyer wouldn’t have it any other way.
Schamel has successfully defended a wide range of clients, from pro athletes to corporate executives to federal agents, in cases in which their very freedom was on the line. Individuals facing fraud, RICO, campaign finance and gaming law charges, among others, know Schamel will provide a vigorous, powerful defense.
Law360 recently profiled Schamel in its “Trial Pros” series. In the interview, Schamel discusses:
- Defending a federal agent charged with murder in the U.S. Virgin Islands;
- The time he and a prosecutor literally had a tug-of-war over a case file;
- His trial preparation routine, which he compares to training for a marathon;
- A lawyer he admires and the advice he would give to other trial attorneys.
“Ignore the fear. No matter how many cases you try, you will be nervous and scared and second guess yourself. You have to go full speed,” Schamel said.
Mark Schamel focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, government investigations and is based in Womble Carlyle’s Washington, DC office. Schamel has represented clients in high-profile cases, both in the Washington, D.C., and in federal and state courthouses across the country.