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Leonard V. Schneider IV

State, local, and municipal law Attorney at Kingwood, TX

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Leonard

Learn Leonard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. State, local, and municipal law
    60%
    For the past several years, Leonard Schneider’s practice has focused on providing legal representation to several municipalities as their City Attorney. In this venue, he provides a vast number of legal services covering all of the concerns a city administration might have, including contract drafting and review, drafting of ordinances, purchase of construction equipment and real estate, ensuring statutory and regulatory compliance and representation of the city’s interest in civil lawsuits.

    24 years

  2. Business
    40%
    Review and assist in agreements and contracts between hopsitals and physicians. Assit in debt collection, defend or prosecute breach of contract cases. Handle business fraud. Review and assist in employment matters and terminations.

    33 years

For the past several years, Leonard's practice has focused on: (i) agreements between hospitals and physicians; (ii) assisting private businesses in regards to employment matters, collections, contracts, and business fraud; (iii) providing legal representation to several municipalities as their City Attorney.

 

Recent Matters Handled Include:

 

  • Successfully assisted physician in arbitration with hospital on breach of contract
  • Handled litigation between hospital and physician regarding relocation agreement
  • As City Attorney obtained jury verdict of $324,000 damages in breach of contract and breach of fiduciary case against Chamber of Commerce regarding management of Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds
  • Successfully defended city in inverse condemnation case brought by private property owner
  • Negotiated and guided client in sale of natural gas system.
  • Obtained summary judgment against Plaintiff for corporation on breach of contract case regarding letter of intent to purchase real property.
  • Assisted clients in employment matters including managing outside attorneys to defend wrongful termination claims.
  • Assisted corporations in collections of outstanding receivables.

 

Leonard  also served as the Assistant District Attorney for Galveston County in Texas. In this role, he prosecuted both felony and misdemeanor criminal cases and honed his litigation skills with significant time before a judge and jury.  He is also responsible for litigation brought by or against the cities he represents, often managing teams of attorneys brought in specifically for each case. In this way, he keeps his litigation skills fresh.  His criminal and civil litigation trial experience allows him to give practical and timely advice to  clients in civil matters, including business litigation, contracts, breach of contracts, collections, elections, and economic development.

 

In addition to practicing law, he has instructed business students on ethics and business law as an adjunct professor at two universities.

 

Location

Liles Parker PLLC
800 Rockmead Dr.
Suite 165
Kingwood, TX, 77339

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Posted by Robert | May 1, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Leonard Schneider is an Excellent Litigator
I have known Mr. Schneider for many years and have worked alongside him on various health care related cases. In my opinion, he is an excellent attorney. He carefully analyzes each case and provides a reasoned assessment of the likelihood for success. I heartily recommend Mr. Schneider if you need experienced, skilled legal counsel.
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Posted by Robert E. Jewell | February 14, 2012
Great Attorney! Would highly recommend!
Our corporation has used Leonard Schneider's expertise on multiple occasions, for multiple topics. We have found him to be diligent, dependable, and trustworthy. He tells us up-front what he will do, and then he does it - in a timely manner. We are blessed to have such a relationship with him.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2012
Client
I found Leonard after researching some of the cases that he had dealt with surrounding local Chambers and Hotel Occupancy Tax. He is an expert at city and county legislation. He was able to utilize public information requests to get the information that was essential for my case. I lived over 4 hours away from Leonard, yet you would never know because I was kept up to date on every movement in my case. He is an absolute professional. He was respectful in depositions but tough and I always felt that I had someone who REALLY understood my case. I do not know where I would be today had I not hired Leonard to represent me. It was the best decision I made for myself and my case. I was able to stop worrying about the legal process and let him take care of it. I am VERY pleased with the results and would highly reccomend him.
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Posted by sal | September 9, 2010
knowledge is power
I found working with Leonard to be a pleasant and smooth experience. As a business owner, my time is better spent on running the day to day operations of my business. As we grow and add staffing, there are obvious contracts that must be in place. Recently, Mr Schneider assisted us in putting together a non-compete for a new addition to our team. The detail and research that went into this was amazing, because it has allowed us to put something in place that is actually enforceable. And in the end, thats the entire reason we needed this agreement. We would definitely rec his services, in addition to using him for future projects.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ross, Banks, May, Cron & Cavin P.C.
  • 2000 - 2010

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • MBA
  • 1985
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v Bhalesha, 273 S.W.3d 694 (Tex.App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 2008, no writ)
  • Reversed and rendered
  • City of Huntsville, Texas v Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce
  • Jury verdict for City for $324,000 damages and $125,000 attorney fees

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Municipal League Texas City Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Humble Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • "Merit Certification in Municipal Law"
  • Texas City Attorneys Associations
  • 2008

Publications

  • Accelerated Board Training Seminar
  • “Protecting Your Economic Development Corporation from Litigation”
  • 2004
  • Commercial and Residential Evictions Seminar - Sterling Education Services
  • "Commercial Landlord's Liens"
  • 2003
  • Commercial and Residential Evictions Seminar - Sterling Education Services
  • "Reclaiming Abandoned Property"
  • 2003
  • Enhancing our Economic Development Potential Seminar, Austin Texas
  • EDC's - Do's, Dont's and Traps for the Unwary
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Texas Municipal League 98th Annual Conference
  • Ethics- City Attorneys and the Attorney-Client Privilege
  • 2010
  • TCAA Semi-Annual Meeting in South Padre Island
  • Economic Development Corporation Dissolution
  • 2004
  • Accelerated Board Training Seminar in New Caney and Belville Texas
  • Protecting Your Economic Development Corporation from Litigation
  • 2004
  • Enhancing our Economic Development Potential Seminar, Austin, Texas
  • EDC's - Do's, Dont's and Traps for the Unwary
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse Leonard
Health care Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known and worked with Leonard for over 4 years. Leonard is a tireless worker who puts his client's interest first. Leonard is a former prosecutor and experienced trial attorney with excellent case analysis and research skills. He has represented clients in high profile health care cases and also represents several small municipalities. For this reason, Leonard is very knowledgeable in many different areas of the law. If you are in need of an experienced attorney who can win at trial, Leonard is your man."
Business Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Leonard is an experienced TX business attorney and I recommend him. I enjoyed working with him at an attorney conference a couple of years ago. I was very impressed by his knowledge."
State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Leonard has an exceptional command of the complex field of municipal law. Having worked with him on a variety of matters over the years, I have on many occasions seen him skillfully guide local governmental officials through the myriad statutes and regulations they contend with. I highly recommend Leonard."
General practice Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Schneider is a talented attorney and I recommend him. I had the pleasure of working with Leonard at a recent high level attorney conference."
Government Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leonard is an experienced and savvy attorney. He knows how to protect and represented cities and municipalities, I would highly recommend him."
State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Leonard is an excellent lawyer for municipalities and I endorse him. He knows the ins and outs of the law in this and related areas very well!"
State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of working with Leonard on a number of matters. He is thoughtful and thorough, always bringing new ideas and creative solutions to the table. I've been particularly impressed with his negotiation skills, having seen him successfully resolve a contentious contract dispute using both legal and practical, business focused arguments that helped avoid an expensive, drawn out process for our client. I would recommend Leonard to any municipality in need of experienced, professional representation, as well as to any party requiring representation in a business or contractual dispute."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Leonard Schneider for many years and have had the pleasure of working with him on a variety of cases. Leonard is a former prosecutor and is a skilled litigator. He is quite intelligent and diligently works to ensure that his clients' interests are properly safeguarded. He is well respected by his peers and is one of the very best "City Attorneys" in the country. Leonard currently represents a number of Texas cities and towns and is their "go-to" guy when the cities are faced with high-stakes litigation. Leonard is also a skilled business litigator and is used by our health and banking practice lawyers when handling State and Federal Court litigation. Leonard also works with our health practice attorneys when representing physician practices in contractually-mandated arbitration cases. I highly recommend Leonard. Your compnay will be well represented by one of the best attorneys in the country."
Government Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I spent an extended weekend with Leonard and a number of other lawyers. Leonard struck me as committed and intelligent."
Government Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Other
"It was my pleasure to meet with Leonard at the Rainmaker retreat in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. We talked for a period of time and I was impressed of his knowledge and understanding of business law, his area of expertise. We later shared practical and pragmatic tips that I will implement in my firm."
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Kingwood State, local, and municipal law Lawyer Leonard V. Schneider IV
Leonard V. Schneider IV
State, local, and municipal law Attorney
Kingwood, TX
Licensed for 33 years