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Mark Schneider, attorney at Schneider & Palcsik in Plattsburgh NY, has been representing injured people, victims of injustice, workers, and immigrants since he graduated from Boston College Law School in 1981. He is nationally known for his legal work.

For many years, Mark provided free legal assistance to low income clients as a legal services lawyer. He represented migrant farm workers in Texas, Maine, and Michigan and won important federal cases – among them Mendez v. Brady, 618 F.Supp. 579 (C.D.Mich.1985) and Vega v. Gasper, 36 F.3d 417, 424-25 (5th Cir. 1994). Mark appeared in a CBS documentary as a farm worker advocate in 1995. From 1990 to 1994, he was the managing attorney of the Texas Rural Legal Aid office in El Paso, Texas.

For several years in Harlingen, Texas, Mark represented Central American refugees in political asylum cases. He appeared on the MacNeil-Lehrer Report, All Things Considered, and was quoted in the New York Times and Newsweek advocating for refugees.

Mark has been practicing law in Plattsburgh New York since 1996. He has won and settled injury claims totaling over $2 million since that time. These cases include auto accidents, hunting accidents, defective products, and slip and falls. You can read summaries of these cases by clicking on "past cases" at the menu to the left.

Mark has also won over a million dollars combined for his many Social Security and SSI clients in the North County. He does hearings with administrative law judges, administrative appeals, and federal court appeals. He has even taken Social Security cases to the United States Court of Appeals in New York City.

Mark has won several important civil rights cases for property owners in Clinton County NY. A jury awarded over $90,000 to two owners whose property was illegally confiscated by Clinton County. In Akey v. Clinton County, 375 F.3d 231 (2d Cir. 2004), the United States Court of Appeals held that the County violated the rights of property owners by not trying to locate them when the notice of tax foreclosure was returned by the Post Office.

Mark has taught labor law for the Cornell School of Labor and Industrial Relations at Clinton Community College in 2000. He has also been on the Board of Directors of the North Country Food Co-op.

Put Mark's long term experience and aggressive representation to work for you. Call, email, or visit today for more information.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 30%
    35 years, 500 cases
  2. Civil Rights: 30%
    35 years, 50 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 30%
    26 years, 80 cases
  4. Bankruptcy: 10%
    35 years, 200 cases



Contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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  • Robert D Palcsik

    I endorse this lawyer. Mark is a great social security lawyer. He knows the ins and outs of SSD and SSI better than anyone I know.


    Robert Palcsik Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Daniel C. Cuppett

    I endorse this lawyer. He is smart, capable, and truly cares about his clients. I am very happy to have worked with Mark for several years.


    Daniel Cuppett Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

Schneider & Palcsik

57 Court Street
Plattsburgh, NY, 12901


NYCurrently registered 199903/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney OwnerLaw Office of Mark Schneider1996 - Present
Managing AttorneyVermont Legal Services1994 - 1996
Managing AttorneyTexas Rural Legal Aid1990 - 1995
AttorneyVarious Legal Aid Positions1981 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Social Security Claims Reps.Member2000 - Present
Vermont Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
National Immigration ProjectMember1987 - Present
National Lawyers GuildMember1978 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rollerblader Hit By CarSettlement
Auto Accident - Car Hit By Lumber TruckSettlement
Tax Foreclosure CasesVerdicts/Court Orders
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of Maine, OronoHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
University of Maine, OronoEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1978