Peter B. Schneider is a partner in the firm and heads the firm’s Houston, Texas office. Mr. Schneider began his career as a clerk for District Court Judge Norman Black, who later became the senior Judge of the Southern District of Texas. Since then he has had a passion for advocacy that led him to focus his practice on representing plaintiffs in complex litigation. For the past 28 years Mr. Schneider has tried countless cases to jury and bench verdicts all over the United States and obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for his clients.
Mr. Schneider has represented tens of thousands of victims of pharmaceutical negligence, dangerous devices, and corporate fraud. He has represented businesses in high-stakes disputes. Mr. Schneider has represented dozens of public entities in recovering damages they and their constituents suffered in cases stemming from the 2008 financial crisis and beyond. Specifically, Mr. Schneider has represented the cities of Houston, Reno, Cleveland, Phoenix, and Pasadena along with public health systems including Miami Children’s Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, and St. Luke’s Health System, and Baylor College of Medicine. Mr. Schneider focuses on achieving results for clients with complex claims in litigation.
Mr. Schneider is licensed in all Texas County Courts, District Courts, Courts of Appeals, and The Texas Supreme Court. He is also licensed in all New York state courts. Mr. Schneider is licensed in Federal Court for the Southern District of Texas, the Eastern District of Texas, the Western District of Texas, the Northern District of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has appeared before both the Supreme Court of Texas and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Schneider is married to Julie Schneider M.D. and they are the parents of three adult children, Jamie, Grant and Carly. The Schneider family is active in many charitable causes throughout the Country.