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Representing criminal defendants & students, professors, & scientists in university misconduct casesLitigating state & federal appeals, habeas corpus & coram nobis petitions in complex felony cases.ACLU cooperating attorney, former associate to Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz.Litigating criminal cases since 1983, with focus on post-conviction litigation.Representing students, professors, scientists in academic & scientific misconduct cases.
|NY||Due to reregister within 30 days of birthday||1984||07/10/2016|
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|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Best Lawyers in America||US News & World Report||2017|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Best Lawyers in America||US News & World Report||2016|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Best Lawyers in America||US News & World Report||2015|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Best Lawyers in America||US News & World Report||2014|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|AV Preeminent||Martindale Hubbell||2013|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Super Lawyers||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyers||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2010|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2009|
|Super Lawyers||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2009|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2008|
|Charles Evans Hughes Fellow||Columbia University Law School||1983|
|Lecturer in Law||Boston University Law School||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Salsberg & Schneider||1998 - Present|
|Of Counsel||The Spangenberg Group||1997 - 2008|
|Law Associate||Alan M Dershowitz||1993 - 1997|
|Public Defender||Committee for Public Counsel Services||1985 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts||Board of Directors||2011 - Present|
|American Civi Liberties Union||Member of National Board of Directors||2012 - 2015|
|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|
|Commonwealth v. Grant, 49 Mass. 169 (2000).||Conviction reversed and client acquitted on retrial.|
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|International Legal Aid & Defender System Development Manual||Michael R. Schneider & John Tull, “Core Issues in Designing Legal Aid and Public Defender Programs”||2010|
|How to Try a Drug Case in Massachusetts||Michael R. Schneider & Christopher Skinner, “Evidentiary Issues"||2010|
|Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts U||International Criminal Law and Human Rights||MALD||1997|
|Columbia University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|Brown University||International Relations||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
Posted by Peggy
If you need a great appellate attorney, Michael Schneider is your man! I have known Atty. Schneider since 1996, when he first became aware of my situation through an associate.
When I was tried and wrongfully convicted in 2005, Michael stepped into my case at my request and worked diligently to find justice for me. It took a few years to get through the appeals process, but he was dedicated and tenacious. I cannot say enough good things about him and his work ethic.
When he appealed my case to the Supreme Judicial Court, it only took them 9 weeks (practically unheard of) to overturn my conviction and set me free! The vote was unanimous and included the full panel of Judges.
All through the process, he kept me informed via regular phone calls and shared documentation. He was supportive and also straightforward with me, helping me understand the process and taking time to go over details and investigate a case that was over 20 years old, finding the facts that proved I was not guilty of this charge.
He got me back to my son, and my life. I know that if it weren't for his belief in me, and his dedication to get justice, I would still be behind bars serving someone else's time.
Atty. Schneider is a great lawyer, I would (and do) strongly recommend him to anyone looking for an honest, sincere and dedicated lawyer.