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Mr. Schneider earned his Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1995. He practiced law in Atlanta for 10 years specializing in state and federal criminal defense. While in Atlanta, Mr. Schneider worked with nationally known criminal defense attorney Drew Findling at the Findling Law Firm defending clients on numerous charges ranging from minor offenses to multi-million dollar federal conspiracy cases. During his time at the firm he represented numerous high-profile clients, including celebrities, high ranking political officials, and professional athletes.

After relocating to coastal Georgia, Mr. Schneider joined the Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office where he served as the lead trial attorney for both Bryan and McIntosh counties. He was a featured educator and speaker for prosecutors throughout the state of Georgia. Mr. Schneider was an esteemed faculty member in the Litigation for Prosecutors program and is the author of the study, “Looking Down from the Benches and Up from the Trenches,” a study in judicial and law enforcement perspectives on prosecutors which he presented to over 700 prosecutors from across the state of Georgia.

Mr. Schneider left the District Attorney’s Office to open The Schneider Law Firm realizing his passion for helping people and their families. Since then, Mr. Schneider has represented numerous clients in State and Federal Courts and was appointed Hinesville City Solicitor. Mr. Schneider is active in a number of professional organizations including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he is the Vice President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is an active member with both the Atlantic Judicial Circuit and the Savannah Bar Associations.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



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  • Patrick Applegate Kunes

    Cris is a intelligent attorney who has a great work ethic and is not afraid to fight for you rights. As a former prosecutor, he has the seen both sides of the aisle, and can use his formulative experiences to craft the best defense for your particular situation. I would not hesitate to recommend him for your Georgia criminal case.


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Contact info

The Schneider Law Firm

2 East Bryan Street,
Suite 1500
Savannah, GA, 31401

Hinesville Office

101 E Memorial Drive, Suite A
Hinesville, GA, 31313



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 BestAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Schneider Law Firm2009 - Present
SolicitorCity of Hinesville, Georgia2012 - 2013
Assistant District AttorneyAtlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office2003 - 2009
AttorneyThe Findling Law Firm1998 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Savannah Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVice President2010 - Present
Atlantic Circuit Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1998 - Present
Georgia State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
National Academy of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLCMemberN/A
American Association of Attorneys, Premier DUIMemberN/A
National College for DUI DefenseMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Litigation for ProsecutorsSpeaker and author of the study, “Looking Down from the Benches and Up from the Trenches,” a study in judicial and law enforcement perspectives on prosecutors2009

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