High-stakes Seasoned Litigator
BETHANY L. SCHNEIDER
Atlanta Trial Attorney
With more than a decade of trial experience, Bethany has built a reputation as a preeminent trial lawyer in Georgia and Florida. Bethany has always had a passion for fairness and justice and knew from an early age that she wanted to be a trial lawyer, fighting on behalf of others in the courtroom. Bethany grew up in Franklin, Tennessee, before attending the University of Georgia from 2002-2005, where she graduated with an ABJ and BA with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa. She briefly left the Southeast for law school and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with honors in 2009. While in law school, she honed her trial skills on the mock trial team and was honored with the award for the Best Advocate in her graduating class.
From 2009 to 2018, she rose in the ranks of King & Spalding LLP, a world-class international law firm. While on the King & Spalding tort team, she attended 24 multi-million dollar trials and served as trial counsel for 11 of those trials – doing opening statement and closing argument, conducting direct and cross-examinations of expert and fact witnesses, arguing legal issues, and overseeing trial strategy and the development of trial demonstratives. Her trial teams achieved great successes in a number of those trials with favorable verdicts or mid-trial favorable settlements, as a direct result of her contribution to trial strategy and case work-up.
In February of 2018, Bethany opened Schneider Injury Law to pursue her desire to represent injured individuals and families. Armed with her extensive trial experience, Bethany knew she could give world-class representation to individuals, especially with her insider knowledge of how defense lawyers think and act. Bethany now leverages her deep insider knowledge to not only shield her clients from go-to defense tactics, but also to proactively dismantle the other side’s defenses and position her cases for maximum recovery.
Since she opened the firm, Bethany has consistently been named as a Super Lawyers’ Rising Star, which recognizes the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40 in Georgia. She was selected to participate in the LEAD program for the Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Association, which recognizes outstanding younger lawyers with a potential for leadership in the legal and political communities in Georgia. Since 2018, Bethany has obtained numerous six-figure settlements, a $1 million settlement, and a $5.5 million verdict, totaling to more than $8 million in compensation for her clients. She has been recognized for her vivid storytelling abilities in the courtroom, and she has been asked to speak to trial lawyers around the country on increasing their persuasiveness in the courtroom with technology and demonstratives.
Bethany’s practice focuses on litigation, and she routinely works alongside other lawyers who hire her to help them try their cases. While she is always willing to accept outright referrals for cases, she particularly enjoys the opportunity to work with lawyers from other firms.
With Bethany, clients get a truly passionate attorney who shows compassion with them but fierceness with adversaries, and referring attorneys get a capable, hands-on partner who exponentially increases the potential value of cases through creativity, strategic prowess and tireless work ethic.
CREDENTIALS & BACKGROUND
A BACKGROUND OF SUCCESS
The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2009) (with honors)
University of Georgia (A.B.J., B.A., 2005) (with highest honors) (summa cum laude)
King & Spalding LLP (2009-2018) (Senior Associate)
Angelica was born in Belleville, New Jersey but calls Georgia home after living here for over 10 years. She joined Schneider Injury Law in 2019 and brings over 7 years of experience in the legal field to the firm. After her own experience being involved in a car accident that wasn’t her fault she realized her passion in standing up for those who needed help overcoming situations in which they were injured due to the negligence of others. Over the years, Angelica has obtained vast experience as a paralegal working in firms around Atlanta. She has been able help to fight for the rights of injured victims in many areas such as auto accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, and nursing home negligence.
Angelica obtained her paralegal certification from the University of Georgia and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology at Mercer University. As a paralegal at Schneider Injury Law, she manages client cases throughout all aspects and utilizes her knowledge in psychology to communicate efficiently with clients, better understand cases and the effects they have on someone. She is also bilingual in English and Spanish and understands the importance of her Hispanic community being well represented and without a language barrier.
During her spare time, Angelica loves spending time with her husband and two dogs, cooking delicious meals at home, exercising at CrossFit, and enjoying the outdoors.
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