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Michael J. Schneider

About Me

Michael J. Schneider is a nationally recognized attorney with over 35 years experience pursuing justice for clients in Alaska.  Mr. Schneider is a charter member and past President of the Alaska Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (A.B.O.T.A.).  The mission of ABOTA is to preserve the constitutional vision of equal justice for all Americans and preserve our civil justice system for future generations.  Educating other attorneys in the art of trial advocacy has always been the goal of ABOTA.  Mr. Schneider has been a presenter at a semi-annual education program, Masters in Trial, sponsored by ABOTA.  It is an honor to be selected and chosen to serve as an ABOTA member.  There are currently thirteen attorneys in all of Alaska serving as Alaska charter members. Mr. Schneider is a sustaining member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and a former state delegate.  He has also served as Alaska's representative to the national AAJ Board of Governors.  He is an active member of the Alaska Association for Justice (former President and current board member).  He is the former editor of the Alaska Bar Rag, and a contributor on tort and insurance law topics.  He has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell's highest legal ability and ethical standards rating - "AV" (Very High to Preeminent) and is listed in the publication Best Lawyers in America.  In 2002, he was presented with the Board of Governors Professionalism Award by the Alaska Bar Assocation in recognition of exemplary conduct in his association with the public, his colleagues and the legal community.  He is listed in the publication Super Lawyers.  He was selected as Lawyer of the Yeark in Personal Injury Litigation in 2010 by Best Lawyers.



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Practice Areas


  1. Car Accidents: 50%
    40 years, 500 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    40 years, 400 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    40 years, 50 cases
  4. Admiralty & Maritime: 5%
    40 years, 20 cases
  5. Aviation: 5%
    40 years, 30 cases



Contingent (33%)

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Ward M. Merdes

    Outstanding lawyer. Honest. Bright. Hard working. I endorse Mike Schneider.


    Ward Merdes Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David N. Henderson

    Mike is one of the smartest, most talented and fiercest advocates you will find in Alaska. He is the lawyer other lawyers hire when injured. He has a career of outstanding results in difficult cases.


    David Henderson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider, P.C.

880 N Street
Suite 202
Anchorage, AK, 99501



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lawyer of the Year - Personal Injury Litigation, AlaskaBest Lawyers in America2010
Alaska Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Board of Governors Professionalism AwardAlaska Bar Association2002
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Past President and Charter MemberAmerican Board of Trial AdvocatesN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentLaw Offices of Michael J. Schneider, P.C.1992 - Present
PartnerMestas & Schneider, P.C.1978 - 1992
Associate AttorneyJohnson & Christensen1975 - 1978
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Best Lawyers in AmericaMember1995 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAlaska Charter Member1992 - Present
Alaska Association for JusticeMember & Current Board Member1992 - Present
American Association for JusticePresident's Club Member and former Alaska State Delegate1976 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember and Past Board of Governors Member1975 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesPast PresidentN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Year in ReviewAlaska Supreme Court Cases in Review2014
Year in ReviewAlaska Supreme Court Cases in Review2013
Year in ReviewAlaska Supreme Court Cases Year in Review2012
Year in ReviewAlaska Supreme Court Cases Year in Review2011
Year in ReviewAlaska Supreme Court Cases Year in Review2010
Year in ReviewAlaska Supreme Court Cases Year in Review2009
Year in ReviewAlaska Supreme Court Cases Year in Review2008