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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    5 years, 1.65 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 25%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Todd M. Davis

    I attended law school with Melanie and have known her for several years. Her work ethic and commitment to excellence are second to none. I endorse this attorney.


    Todd Davis Business Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Melanie Schneider, Attorney at Law

101 N. 7th Street
Louisville, KY, 40202


KYAuthorized to practice law201001/31/2012
DCInactive 200905/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Summa Cum LaudaFlorida Coastal School of Law2008
Book Awards (16) for the highest grade in the courseFlorida Coastal School of Law2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant Public DefenderLouisville Metro Public Defender Office2009 - 2011
AttorneySteptoe & Johnson, LLP2008 - 2009
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kentucky Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
DC Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Possession of Handgun & PFONot Guilty
Assault 1st DegreeNot Guilty
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Publication NameTitleDate
17 COLUM. J. GENDER & L. 505The Imprecise Drafting of the Lautenberg Amendment and the Resulting Problems for the Judiciary2008
8 FLA. COASTAL L. REV. 281Taking People’s Lunch Money: The Bullying Effect of Law Enforcement’s Use of the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act.2007
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2008