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Michael R Schneider

Michael R Schneider

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Appeals, Constitutional, Education

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Appeals: 30%
    32 years, 60 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    32 years, 400 cases
  3. Education: 20%
    25 years, 40 cases
  4. Constitutional: 20%
    32 years, 30 cases

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Contact Info

Good Schneider Cormier

83 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA, 02110-3816



NYCurrently registered 198403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Massachusetts Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
AV PreeminentMartindale Hubbell2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Massachusetts Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
AV PreemnentMartindale-Hubbell2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyersMassachusetts Super Lawyers2011
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyersMassachusetts Super Lawyers2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyersMassachusetts Super Lawyers2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Charles Evans Hughes FellowColumbia University Law School1983

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorBoston University Law School2011 - Present
PartnerSalsberg & Schneider1998 - Present
Of CounselThe Spangenberg Group1997 - 2008
Law AssociateAlan M Dershowitz1993 - 1997
Public DefenderCommittee for Public Counsel Services1985 - 1993


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Civi Liberties UnionMember of National Board of Directors2012 - Present
American Civil Liberties Union of MassachusettsBoard of Directors2011 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth v. Conkey, 430 Mass. 149 (1999)Conviction reversed.
Commonwealth v. Earle, 458 Mass. 341 (2010)Reveral of conviction & dismissal of charges.
Evans v. Thompson, 518 F.3d 1, 6-7 (1st Cir.), en banc review denied, 524 F.3d 1, cert. denied, 129 S. Ct. 255 (2008).N/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
International Legal Aid & Defender System Development ManualMichael R. Schneider & John Tull, “Core Issues in Designing Legal Aid and Public Defender Programs”2010
How to Try a Drug Case in MassachusettsMichael R. Schneider & Christopher Skinner, “Evidentiary Issues"2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts UInternational Criminal Law and Human RightsMALD1997
Columbia University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Brown UniversityInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1978