Michael J. Schneider is a nationally recognized attorney with over 40 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.