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Cris Edward Schneider

Criminal defense Attorney at Savannah, GA

4.9   37 reviews

Licensed for 26 years

About Cris

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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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Licensed for 26 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

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Posted by Crystal | December 10, 2014
If getting your life back is what you miss, dont hesitate to call on Chris!!!!!!!
This office has been soooo much help. Their honest and to me, very professional. They are there for you 100% just as if they would their family and thats how I felt while relying upon their assistance!(FAMILY)
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2013
I truly believe the decisions you made and the clever strategies you used saved me from spending multiple years of my life incar
I'd like to express my continued and extreme gratitude for all of the hard work and long hours you put into my case. I know I didn't give you much to work with but you did an amazing job throughout the trial and I continued to be amazed at how good of an outcome we achieved. I truly believe the decisions you made and the clever strategies you used saved me from spending multiple years of my life incarcerated and for that, I fear I will never be able to express my gratitude fully."
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Posted by Samuel | February 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable Attorney
Very knowledgeable attorney. I was pleased with the way the Schneider Law Firm handled my case. The staff was very professional and responsive. I highly recommend this firm .... Quality throughout the entire process.
Posted by Rebecca | October 16, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
WAY TO GO!!!
Truly appreciate the personal attention you gave me and my case. I would not hesitate to recommend you and your firm to anyone in need of your services. Can't thank you enough!
Posted by James | October 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you need a lawyer, call Cris
My experience with Cris and his staff, especially Carli, were very professional and they helped me immensely with all of questions. They gave me my life back and took away all my worries. They are a 10/10 in my book and I will recommend them to everyone!
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2020
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Client
This lawyer and his team is amazing, professional and are good at what they do! They get back to you quickly and treat you as if your family!
Posted by Ryan | September 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Chris and the whole team were a big help to me. I am very pleased with my out come and the experience Carly, Chris and Jennifer gave me!
Posted by Rafael | July 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done!!!
Aggressive and pro active! The whole staff is professional and very helpful. They return calls like they say and they are all honest! Mr Schnieder is up front, honest and knows when to be professional and when to just call it like it is. I never felt stressed or worried with this law firn.
Posted by Melody | July 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Peace of mind
The best decision I could have made was trusting Cris with my case. I'm so grateful for the support that he gave, but even more so for the knowledge and end result that he was able to provide. I put my full trust in him, and he completely pulled through. I would absolutely use him again, and would recommend his services to anyone that needed them. I can't thank him enough.
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Posted by Haley | November 24, 2018
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The Chris Schneider Law Firm is who you NEED to contact!
I would recommend anyone I know to use The Schneider Law Firm. I live out of state, am young, had many questions, and no clue what to expect. The firm contacted me and told me step by step what would happen. They answered every question I had and stayed in touch with me on any updates regarding the case. Chris Schneider genuinely cared about my case and wanted the best outcome for me. Also, his office staff was amazing. If I emailed or called with a question they would get back with me within the hour. They were very efficient and thorough. From giving me directions, advising me on what to have ready for court, when and where to appear, etc. This firm handled my case and got it resolved to a verdict I never thought could happen. I was so pleased with my experience and highly recommend using The Schneider Law Firm.
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Posted by Jason | October 13, 2018
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Quick and Easy
Easily helped me with my case and his office was very professional and easy to contact. My case was closed with a better result than I expected!
Posted by Trang | June 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend for all your legal needs!
An absolutely fantastic experience with Cris and The Schneider Law firm. They were able to quickly and successfully handle a traffic ticket for me. I was kept informed of the working status and notified when it was complete. The office staff were polite and professional. I’d highly recommend them for all of your legal needs.
Posted by Ashley | April 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Cris represented my husband in a traffic citation. I am a lawyer myself but don't practice in Cris's area and we could not be more pleased with Cris's representation as well as the professionalism and helpfulness of his staff. I am very familiar with Cris's work and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone from a small traffic infraction to serious felony charges.
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Posted by Tony | March 13, 2018
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Caring and Concerninge
Cris did a great job handling our case. Very efficient and personable. Would use him again as well as the Schneider Law Group. Very good support staff.
Posted by Steven | February 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A decision that will forever Define your life
From the first day of my incident I knew that my life as I knew it to be was never going to be the same. I also knew that I was going to need help and lots of it. I started immediately looking online for the right attorney as if I didn't already have my hands full. I had to look for the best lawyer in Savannah. This decision was by far the most difficult and most important decision I had ever made. I knew that this was a decision that will forever define my life. You never think of this moment until you find yourself in a predicament. I interviewed several attorneys before walking through Cris’s door. From the first moment I stepped inside his office I felt at home. My nerves were out of control and his staff instantly was able to calm me down. After sitting in the room with Cris and Shannon discussing my case I knew he was the one for me. Whatever the outcome was to be I felt that I was In the best hands I could be in. My future was now entirely in his hands, and so began our long journey. Throughout our 2 and a half year long battle Cris never let me down. Everything that he said he could do for me he did and much more. Many times my stress levels were out the roof and he took the time to reassure me that he had it all under control and to trust him. His communication with me was key in keeping me calm throughout it all. Believe it or not just a simple Christmas card from him made me feel like I wasn't just a paycheck but that he truly cared about me. I was thankful for having such an amazing and caring team working on my behalf. I know that I will never in my life need to call on Cris again but will forever be thankful for all that he has made possible for me. Remember to never lose hope, this too shall pass. Thank you Cris Shannon and team.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2018
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A Grateful Tourist
I came to Savannah on vacation, and thanks to Chis, Shannon and their staff...I didn't leave on probation. Their staff kept me informed every step of the way, and the lawyers gave good sound legal advise. I don't think I'll be moving to Georgia, but if you're in need of legal help, these are the pros.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Firm in Savannah!
During normal duty hours the staff are easily accessible. Rather that be by phone, email, or in person. If any questions arise, they definitely will put your mind at ease. I hands down highly recommend this firm. I moved to a different state and I only had to make two court appearances in two years that it took the Savannah Courts to bring my case to a close. You'll no doubt get your money's worth.. it's an investment you WILL NOT regret. Best of luck to you readers.. Thanks Again Schneider Law Firm!
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2017
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Hands down the best Dui lawyer in Savannah
Cris and his team were extremely professional and knowledgeable through out the entire process. Not only did they have my case closed in an extremely timely manner, They got my DUI charge reduced driving too fast for conditions.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I couldn't be happier
I was charged with several felonies in bulloch county and was terrified as I was facing 19 years. I immediately hired cris and Shannon and couldn't be happier with the outcome of my case. Bulloch county is a strict, no nonsense jurisdiction and thanks to Cris and Shannon, I only received probation and my record will be cleared of all charges! Cris and Shannon are very personable and take their clients cases very seriously. If I ever had any questions or worries, Shannon would call me at any hour of the day and immediately put my mind at ease. Thanks to the Schneider law firm my life will not be defined by a stupid mistake I made as a college kid. I can't recommend the Schneider law firm enough. Thank you so much!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Kind, communicative and helpful to this out of stater
Shannon was my contact at the firm and she and her legal assistance were simply outstanding. When a weekend trip to the beach resulted in a citation she went to work and resolved the situation with great success. If you plan to go to Tybee you may want to have her on speed dial.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Schneider Law Firm
  • 2009 - Present
  • Solicitor
  • City of Hinesville, Georgia
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • The Findling Law Firm
  • 1998 - 2003
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Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995

Associations

  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Atlantic Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association of Attorneys, Premier DUI
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Nationally Ranked Superior DUI Attorney
  • NAFDD
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 10.0 Superb - Top Attorney Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Litigation for Prosecutors
  • Speaker and author of the study, “Looking Down from the Benches and Up from the Trenches,” a study in judicial and law enforcement perspectives on prosecutors
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly recommend Mr. Schneider. His experience as a defense attorney and a prosecutor are invaluable to his clients. the ability to see all sides of a criminal matter are crucial to a successful defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Cris. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Cris is amazing, you simply can't go wrong with him as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have seen him work in the courtroom and he does an outstanding job in repersenting his clients. He is not only very professional but very prepared as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Savannah Criminal defense Lawyer Cris Edward Schneider
Cris Edward Schneider
Criminal defense Attorney
Savannah, GA
Licensed for 26 years