Over the past decade, Schneider Law Firm, P.C., has attained – and sustained – resounding success as one of North Texas’ premier Family Law and Criminal Defense practices.
By practically every measure conventionally used to assess the value of an advocacy enterprise, “Team SLF” earns the highest marks, both from the clients it serves and the peers with whom it engages in and out of the courtroom.
It isn’t difficult to see why.
Notable among the reasons, without question, is the collective talent level of the principals, nine attorneys officed in three regional locations, whose resumes symbolize a legal “Who’s Who” compilation of the highest order. The bottom line: Schneider Law Firm maintains outstanding attorneys.
Also pertinent is the firm’s precise legal scope. Schneider Law Firm attorneys routinely win cases in the realms of family law, divorce and criminal defense – and they do that from and beyond Arlington and Mansfield to the East, Fort Worth and Parker County to the West, and Alliance/Keller to the North.
All that noted, Micheal Schneider, the firm’s founder, president and managing attorney, says the most significant reason his team has attained a reputation of excellence is that it is, indeed, just that: a real team that works in concert in the best interests of the firm’s clients.
“The firm has one mission: Win every case!,” he says. “We have a comprehensive team of attorneys that not only have experience in procedure, evidence and trial dynamics, but a reputation within the Tarrant County legal community of practicing with respect for our colleagues and a fierce advocacy for our clients. From the initial client meeting through the disposition, we bring the experience, legal knowledge and empathetic determination to navigating our clients through what can be a difficult and lengthy process. We understand that communication is key, and we want to make sure that each of our clients feels validated and heard so they have the best opportunity to achieve a favorable result.”
In addition to Schneider this “Dream Team” is composed of Emily LaChance, Trent Marshall, Melissa Swan, Jessica Phillips, Jennifer Liles, Taryn Horton, Alison Porterfield and Callie Dodson.
The latter two, both experts in Family Law, represent clients in Arlington and Mansfield and operate from an office located at 5001 S. Cooper St., Suite 212. Their impressive resumes are featured in the box just above, the sum of which is this: Because of their collective experience, passion and compassion, Porterfield and Dodson are experts at taking the weight off your shoulders by taking on the responsibility for your family law case.
“When family matters become legal matters, the anxiety, stress, and fear you feel can seem almost unbearable,” Porterfield says. “When you place your case in our hands, you can rest assured that we’re going to do all we can to resolve matters for the best possible outcome.”
Conventionally, Family Law entails legal matters concerning divorce, divorce modification, custody, custody modification, child support, child support modification, visitation, adoptions and protective orders. The Arlington/Mansfield arm of Schneider Law Firm also addresses property division, appeals and estate planning – as well as any “proverbial more” that focuses on the family.
“As knowledgeable family law attorneys,” Porterfield says, “we will examine your specific situation and work with you to develop legal solutions that best meet your family’s needs.”
Representing a practice that has firmly planted its flag on the Family Law mountain, the principals at Schneider Law Firm not only take the family dynamic seriously, they embrace it as a model when doing business.
“We believe that we are only as strong as our weakest link, and so for that, we believe in supporting each other,” says attorney Melissa Swan. “Our firm is like a family. We are there for each other on our best days and our worst.”
Porterfield agrees that the “being there for each other” aspect of the firm is noteworthy. So, too, is the fact that the practice is composed largely of females.
Despite progress made by women in the legal profession, it is still highly unusual that a firm is female-dominant. Porterfield says she is proud to be part of a team that is blazing that particular trail.
“Our clients get the benefit of a team of skilled attorneys with different styles, different approaches and different experiences, as well as phenomenal and caring staff members,” she says. “Our clients will always find a listening ear and expert advice through every step of their case.”