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 over 3 years, she has obtained more than $15 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.


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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)
Certified Brain Injury Specialist

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.

Passionate Litigation Paralegal

Haley Coleman


Litigation Paralegal

Splitting her childhood between Huntsville, Alabama and Stone Mountain, Georgia, Haley has settled in historic Marietta. She graduated from University of West Georgia in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, minoring in African American Literature and Women’s Studies. It was not until after undergrad that she found her love and passion for law.

Prior to joining Schneider Injury Law, Haley worked as a litigation paralegal for an insurance defense firm, focusing on personal injury cases. With years of experience in defense litigation, Haley brings a valuable perspective to the team and its clients. She has a strong desire to help and advocate for individuals after seeing the tactics used by defense lawyers to minimize pay-out to deserving plaintiffs.

When Haley is out of the office, you can find her spending time with her husband and their two cats. She is an avid reader and enjoys hiking.

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