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Todd M. Schneider

Partner

Todd Schneider founded Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP in 1993. He has an extensive background in complex litigation in the areas of employment, consumer rights, financial service, ERISA and antitrust. He has numerous court victories in cases involving in both jury and bench trials alike. He has argued cases in courts at every level from trial courts to the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Schneider is a published author and he lectures widely. He is a past president of The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and has served as vice president for Consumer Attorneys of California.

Mr. Schneider was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association and he has been honored as a Super Lawyer in the area of class actions and mass torts by San Francisco Super Lawyers Magazine for each year that the list has been published. He has twice been a finalist for the Consumer Attorneys of California’s prestigious Consumer Attorney of the Year award. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and received a rating of “superb” by AVVO.   

Mr. Schneider was appointed by the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court to serve on California’s Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions, the body that writes the Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions.  He has served on that committee for over a decade along side of a select group of the state’s elite trial lawyers, judges, and appellate justices.

Education

  • University of Denver Korbel School of International Studies
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Awards

  • Trial Lawyer of the Year – San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • Finalist – Consumer Attorney of the Year – Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Presidential Award of Merit – Consumer Attorneys’ of California
  • Super Lawyer, 2004 – present
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Northern California
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated and Judicial Edition by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rated Superb by AVVO

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association (former President)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (former Vice President)
  • Judicial Council of California Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions
  • Public Justice
  • California Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • National Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • American Association for Justice

Admitted to Practice

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • United States Federal Court of Claims