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What you need to know about Virginia's ban on handheld device use while driving

December 9, 2021

You’ve probably heard that there’s a new ban on cellphone use while driving in Virginia. But what you may not know is how this new law is different from a previous ban on texting while driving and what this means for you.


Salem Attorney Secures $600,000 Judgement Case Against Centra Health

May 19, 2021

The Law Office of Matthew T. Schottmiller, PLLC, has won a$600,000 judgment against Centra Health on behalf of a drug addiction treatment center that had to close due to deceptive practices by the healthcare giant.“ This was a case where the big guy thought...


What are the Consequences of Underage Drinking in Virginia?

August 23, 2019

You’re at a party and you’ve been drinking. Next thing you know, the cops are everywhere. A million things are going through your mind. Questions like: “What are the penalties” & “Do I really need an attorney?” Attorney Matthew Schottmiller at Schottmiller Law can help answer your questions.


Discussing An Estate Plan While with Family for The Holidays

November 20, 2017

As you gather with family for the holidays, creating an estate plan is probably the last thing on your mind. However, an estate plan can make things easier for the people you love in the event that something unfortunate happens to you or a close family member. Although no one can predict the future, if you or a loved one leaves unanswered questions in the wake of an untimely death, then not only are your loved ones left grieving your loss but they are left trying to sort through the unanswered questions about what to do with your things and how to wind up all your affairs–all with no input with you. That’s why answering questions now—and formalizing them in an estate plan—is an important step that shouldn’t wait.