Joseph J. Tabacco and Peggy Schmidt

Joseph J. Tabacco and Peggy Schmidt

Attorney Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr. is a 1971 political science graduate of UMass Amherst. While at UMass he was active in student government, having served two terms as Class President. In 1974, Attorney Tabacco received his law degree with Honors from George Washington University School of Law. He served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division for several years before entering private practice in New York City. In the early 1990’s Attorney Tabacco relocated to the San Francisco Bay area and opened the San Francisco office of Berman, DeValerio, Pease & Tabacco law firm with offices in Boston and Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Peggy Schmidt is an independent college counselor who established her practice, Smart College Choices, seven years ago. She is a graduate of the UCLA College Counseling Program. Ms. Schmidt has covered education issues for national magazines and the New York Times. She has written or produced more than two dozen non-fiction trade books. As education editor of Glamour magazine for eight years, she wrote two monthly columns on college and career-related topics.


Please address your thank you letter to Attorney Tabacco and Ms. Schmidt.