High-stakes Seasoned Litigator
BETHANY L. SCHNEIDER
Founder & Trial Lawyer
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. In June 2019, Bethany obtained a $5.5m jury verdict with attorney's fees of $1.05m and a $1m settlement, totaling a $7m+ recovery for her client. In February 2020, Bethany obtained a $1.05m verdict in a neck surgery car wreck case. In addition to those verdicts, she has obtained numerous six-figure settlements for her clients, and in just 5 years, she has obtained $30 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.
In 2021, Bethany was certified by the Brain Injury Association of America as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, which required coursework and a certification exam. Bethany uses her traumatic brain injury knowledge to maximize the value of head injury cases. Attorneys regularly associate her on their cases for her TBI expertise. Bethany has successfully resolved a number of mild TBI cases for six- and seven-figures due to her specialized knowledge and experience.
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)
Certified Brain Injury Specialist
Senior Litigation Paralegal
Ivonne was born in Mexico City, and raised in Canton, Georgia. She graduated from Reinhardt University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. Ivonne is a first-generation immigrant who saw firsthand the need for advocacy for others in need. Prior to working in the legal field, Ivonne worked in the Social Work field, bringing clarity to her true calling to help others.
Ivonne is an experienced personal injury paralegal, with a background in assisting clients with their cases from beginning to end. Ivonne is bilingual, which helps the firm expand its ability to serve a more diverse population.
In her spare time, Ivonne enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons. She also loves to read, dance and listen to music.
Nitisha Koshy was born in India and migrated to America when she was 3 years old. At a young age, she was motivated to be career-driven and hardworking. These traits were instilled into her by watching her ambitious parents open and manage businesses of their own. Her mother is the founding owner and solo practitioner of her dental practice. Her father has held Vice President roles in various energy sector companies.
Nitisha has always admired lawyers and the legal profession. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience with a Pre-Medical concentration at Georgia State University, Nitisha was set to proceed forward with dentistry like her mother. Driven by her legal interests and altruism, however, she took a detour to the personal injury legal sector and has found meaning and purpose helping injured individuals. With over 6 years of paralegal experience now, she is proud to advocate for legal justice and to aid accident victims.
Soon, she would like to pursue her dental or legal studies. Until then, she enjoys embodying the firm’s motto of being compassionate, but a “tough advocate” for her clients. She lives in Sandy Springs with her husband and enjoys spending time with family and trying new restaurants.
Gabrielle is a highly motivated and accomplished individual, having recently graduated with honors from the University of Georgia in 2022. She has already begun making strides towards her goal of becoming a transactional attorney with a focus in sports and entertainment. She currently is a legal intern at our firm where she is gaining valuable experience and knowledge in the field of law.
Prior to her internship at Schneider Injury Law, Gabrielle held internships in the Football Operations Department with the Carolina Panthers and as a Marketing Intern for A3 Athletics Sports Agency. These experiences provided her with unique insights into the sports and entertainment industries, and she is eager to apply this knowledge to her future career. Gabrielle’s academic achievements and work experiences demonstrate her strong work ethic and dedication to pursuing her career goals. Her commitment to excellence has earned her a place at Villanova Law School, where she will begin studying in August of this year.
With her passion for sports and entertainment law and her exceptional academic and professional credentials, Gabrielle is poised to make a significant impact in the legal field. Her drive, dedication, and enthusiasm make her a valuable asset to any organization and a promising future attorney.
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