Timothy j Blied
Tim Blied works in both the Santa Ana and Fullerton Offices and focuses on business law, estate planning, trusts, real estate, and adoption. Tim is a graduate of Biola University (B.A.) and Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D.). Admitted to the Bar in California in 1979, he associated with Jim Schmiesing in 1980 and they have practiced together ever since. Tim is a member of the Business and Corporate, Real Estate, and Estate Planning sections of the State Bar, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Academy of California Adoption Attorneys. Tim and his wife Janel have been married for over 40 years, have four children and five grandchildren. He has served on many non-profit and church boards. He is presently a member of the Board of Directors for the Sheepfold, as well as being on the board for OC United based in Fullerton, California.
With deep sadness, we announce the death of Jerry Mackey, our partner and friend, on April 18, 2018. He will be remembered for his contribution to our firm, his involvement with Biola University, and his Christ centered life.
Jerry Mackey was based in the Fullerton office and concentrated on estate planning, tax planning, charitable and deferred giving, and in working with non-profit organizations.
Jerry was a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A.) and Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D.). He was in private law practice since 1979 and served as legal counsel to Biola University since 1982. Jerry was a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), the Christian Legal Society and the Estate Planning Section of the California State Bar. Jerry is survived by his wife Judy, they were married for over 35 years and have three daughters. He served on the board of numerous non-profit organizations and was a member of the planned giving committees of St. Jude Hospital Foundation and the University of California, Irvine.
Jim Schmiesing is semi-retired, living in Palm Desert with his wife Julie and still handling limited legal matters.
Jim is a graduate of Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles (J.D.) and holds a certificate in tax from the University of Southern California. A member of the California Bar since 1963, he is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and United States Tax Court. In 1969, Jim relocated to Orange County where he has practiced and lived since. He and Tim Blied have been together for over 30 years and with Jerry Mackey for 16 years. Jim and his wife Julie have been married for over 45 years and have four adult children. Jim is active in a teaching ministry for his church and has obtained his master's and doctoral degree's in theology.
Ron Stoddart is now licensed to practice in Colorado and maintains a practice in the areas of adoption and estate planning. He is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University (B.S. in Business) and Southwestern University (J.D.). He was admitted to the California Bar in 1974 and the Colorado Bar in 2014. Prior to beginning his law practice, Ron worked as a management consultant for KPMG and then helped found and take public Omnimedical, a company in the medical services and equipment field. He opened an office for the practice of law in 1984 and later merged his practice with Schmiesing Blied & Mackey in 2000. He is a past President of the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers and a member of the Christian Legal Society.
Ron served as the President of Nightlight Christian Adoptions ( a Hague Accredited adoption agency) from 1995 through 2013, developing the first embryo adoption program and the first intercountry hosting program for orphans from Eastern Europe. Recently, he founded Save Adoptions, a non-profit corporation dedicated to reversing the decline in intercountry adoptions. He has appeared as a guest on Focus on the Family, the Glenn Beck Program and has authored numerous articles on adoption issues.
Ron is widowed after 52 years of marriage to his wife, Linda. They have four children, two of whom are adopted.
Jeffrey Blied has dedicated a majority of his practice to all aspects of adoptions and the care of minors. He has led seminars for adoption agencies about the best practices in considering parental rights as well as navigating adoptions subject to the Indian Child Welfare Act. He advises both adoptive parents and birthparents throughout the entire adoption process as to their rights and duties, often including the involuntary termination of parental rights. Jeff also focuses his work on guardianships and temporary care for minors. He has been with the firm Schmiesing Blied Stoddart & Mackey for over six years where he has the continual privilege of working with his father, Timothy Blied.
In addition to adoptions, Jeff practices in Trusts, Estates, Real Estate and Corporate law. During law school Jeff received the Witkin award in Business Associations and Evidence, was on the Dean's List, a recipient of the Merit Scholarship, and graduated Cum Laude. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker.
Austin graduated from Dartmouth College and went on to attend UC Berkeley School of Law. After law school, Austin began practicing with his father in law, Jerry Mackey, where he has focused on Trust and Estates. When not practicing law, Austin writes and records music with his band. He and his wife live in Long Beach where they enjoy all the coast has to offer.