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. 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 2 years, she has obtained nearly $13 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.


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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)

Experienced Car Wreck Attorney

M. JARED EASTER


Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney

Jared Easter grew up in East Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration. While in college, he mentored and tutored children with special needs who were in state custody. During this time, he developed a strong desire to help others in need.

Jared saw firsthand how important it is for these people to have a strong advocate on their side. This period of his life cemented his desire to help others in need.

Upon graduation, Jared attended the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, he served as a student editor for the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Journal and as a USC School of Law Ambassador. He also clerked for a personal injury firm which represented clients who had been injured in automobile and other serious accidents. It was here where Jared realized that representing injured people was his calling.

Jared was admitted into the State Bar of Georgia 2012 and has spent his entire career representing individuals who have suffered injuries through the fault of others. He has represented numerous clients in their personal injury matters and secured millions of dollars on their behalf.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and piano, volunteering, and spending time with his family. Jared has a strong desire to help those in need and is committed to going above and beyond to ensure that he obtains the best possible result for his clients.

Education

University of South Carolina School of Law- Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 2012

University of Tennessee-Knoxville- Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, 2005

Dedicated Litigation Paralegal

Ivonne Sotelo


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.

Ivonne is expecting her second child. In her spare time, Ivonne enjoys spending time with her husband and toddler. She also loves to read, dance and listen to music.

Empathetic Legal Assistant

Azeen Afshar


Legal Assistant

Azeen was born in Roswell, Georgia, and raised in Johns Creek. She graduated from Georgia State University in 2017, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. She first became interested in the legal field after experiencing a motor vehicle collision firsthand, and Azeen found her desire to help others in need.

Azeen has three years of experience in Personal Injury and loves assisting clients with their cases. She primarily handles the cases during the pre-litigation stage and helps clients navigate the challenges of reporting injuries to the insurance companies, setting up claims, and finding experienced, competent physicians for treatment.

In her spare time, Azeen loves to spend quality time with her family, enjoys walking the Atlanta Beltline with friends and runs her own charcuterie business.

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