Schaal has served on the Madison Cortland ARC Board of Directors since 1995 and has held positions of Treasurer and Vice President. He is a Board of Governor for NYSARC, Inc., and serves on the NYSARC Legal Committee.
Schaal is an attorney in Oneida. He graduated from Oneida High School, received his bachelors degree from Colgate University, and Juris Docter from Case Western Reserve University.
After Schaal graduated from law school he was employed by Paul Noyes, Esq., in Sherrill and later became a partner, Noyes & Schaal before going on his own.
In 2009, Schaal formed a partnership with Michel J. DeBottis, Esq. The firm DeBottis & Schaal is located in Oneida.
Schaal was appointed in 1986 to serve as a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for the Northern District of NY.
Schaal resides in Oneida with his wife Jill and two children.