The People's Counsel The People's Counsel would like to welcome new hire, Thomas Schmitz, Esq. to the legal team. Thomas grew up in Saint Charles, Missouri. Thomas attended Grace Christian Academy for primary school and then attended Francis Howell North High School where he graduated in 2000. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychological Sciences from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 2008 and then attended Creighton University School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2012. During law school, Thomas was an intern at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies and the Omaha City Prosecutor's Office.