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 more than $11m 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)
Courtney joined Schneider Injury Law in 2020, and brings over 20 years of legal experience to the firm. The pursuit of justice runs in her family, as her grandfather, William H. Williams, presided over the trial of James Earl Ray, Jr. in Memphis, TN, and can be found featured in the Civil Rights Museum. Courtney was inspired to pursue a paralegal career by the stories of her grandfather, who was a prosecutor, a criminal court judge and a Court of Appeals judge in Tennessee. She received an ABA Paralegal Certificate in 2000, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Memphis in 2001. Courtney began her paralegal career as an intern in 2001. Over the years, Courtney has obtained vast experience as a personal injury paralegal, working in firms around Atlanta. She has been able help to fight for the rights of injured victims in many areas, such as automobile accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, and nursing home negligence.
In her spare time, Courtney is an avid reader, enjoys listening to music, attending Pure Barre classes, dancing and spending time with her husband and two dogs.
As a Senior Paralegal at Schneider Injury Law, Courtney manages all aspects of our clients' cases.
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