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Elite Lawyers Handling Complex Cases


Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP is an AV rated national law firm that represents institutional clients, public entities and classes of individuals as plaintiffs in complex cases around the country.  


Our focus on high stakes litigation is motivated by two overarching and passionate goals:  To provide top notch legal representation to both our individual and institutional clients while pursuing justice at every turn. 


Through our individual and consumer practice, Schneider Wallace historically has been among the nation's most prominent advocates for injured and underpaid workers, consumers and discrimination victims.  We continue to handle such matters with distinction.


As the firm has grown in recent years -- opening a new offices in Arizona in 2008 and Texas in 2011 -- so has its clientele.  While Schneider Wallace does no defense work of any kind, it now frequently represents institutional clients that have come to recognize the benefit of working with an agressive Plaintiffs' side litigation firm for offensive litigation.  Schneider Wallace represents these clients sometimes on an hourly basis, but more often pursuant to alternative fee arrangements such as contingency fees or hybrid hourly/contingent fee structures.


Our work has taken us into federal and state courts, where we have pursued class action suits and other complex litigation both for and against Fortune 500 companies, government entities and major universities.  Schneider Wallace also frequently represents institutional and individual plaintiffs in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations concerning a variety of financial products.


Schneider Wallace attorneys represent plaintiffs whose cases have reached all levels of the justice system, including federal and state trial courts, state Courts of Appeal, federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, state Supreme Courts and the United States Supreme Court.  In all instances, we vigorously pursue the rights of our clients.
 


Our practice emphasizes litigation in the areas of:

 

 

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Class Actions

A class action lawsuit allows one person or a small group of people to be represented by a law firm and sue on behalf of hundreds, thousands or hundreds of thousands of different people with similar complaints. Because there is strength in numbers, a class action lawsuit is a powerful tool that individuals can use to enforce the law against large corporate firms and government entities.

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Institutional Clients And Financial Services Cases

Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP represents corporate clients, public entities and individuals as plaintiffs in complex, high stakes cases around the country.
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Securities Fraud

Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP handles cases on behalf of investors - including individuals, institutations, banks and public entities - who are victims of securities fraud.
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Consumer Protection & Fraud

As a champion of consumer rights, Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky holds companies that attempt to defraud the public accountable for doing so. Federal and state laws require that companies truthfully advertise their products and fully disclose any fees charged for their services. We represent consumers in major class actions against companies that commit fraud and false advertising.


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Failure to Pay Wages, Overtime, Commissions

Because pursuing a wage and hour lawsuit for a single worker rarely makes economic sense – i.e. the potential recovery does not justify the costs and risks of litigation – large employers have traditionally flouted California’s wage and hour labor laws with impunity. However, for the past decade, we have been increasingly successful in prosecuting wage and hour claims as class action lawsuits.
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Employee Benefits / ERISA

Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP protects patients and doctors from misconduct of insurers and managed-care providers.  We also represent employees whose 401(k) investments have suffered severe losses due to corporate misrepresentations or other wrongdoing.


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Employment Discrimination

Both state and federal law make it illegal for employers to discriminate in various aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, job assignment, wrongful termination, compensation, and different forms of harassment. The employment discrimination lawyers of Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky are dedicated to ensuring equal rights for all.
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Disability Rights (ADA)

Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky handles statewide and national class action lawsuits on behalf of persons with disabilities, who were denied access to employment, business, education, government facilities and services due to physical barriers that violate the ADA. We also have successfully challenged policies and procedures that impose unlawful limitations upon the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities.

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Access to Education

At Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky, we believe that all people have a right to an education free from barriers and should be graded and tested based on their knowledge. In fact, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifically prohibits discrimination against disabled persons by ensuring equal opportunity in all areas, including places of education.
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Whistleblower Claims

Federal and state laws provide that people who "blow the whistle" on companies that have defrauded the government  are entitled to a percentage of all monies recovered in the legal action.

Federal securities law also provides that people that blow the whistle on companies that commit fraud on the market are entitled to a portion of the monies recovered on account of their reporting. 


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Dangerous Products, Medical Devices, Drugs

Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky represents large groups of individuals who have been injured by defective products and pharmaceuticals. Despite recent multi-million-dollar jury verdicts, manufacturers continue to produce, market and distribute dangerous products to the unknowing public.
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