Brian J. Schneider

Attorney, Partner

Brian Schneider practices in the Litigation section of the firm, focusing on the defense of asbestos-related maritime death and injury cases, product liability, commercial disputes and defamation claims. His diverse experience has made him a respected and much-sought litigator for clients ranging in size from multinational corporations to small business owners. As former chair of the Appellate Practice section of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Brian has experience handling appellate matters touching upon a variety of state, federal, and constitutional issues. For his efforts in these areas, Brian has been named several times as a "Virginia Super Lawyer" for his civil defense work, as well as among Virginia's "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business for his appellate advocacy on behalf of his clients. He was offered membership in the International Association of Defense Counsel, an invitation borne of his reputation among clients and peers alike. Brian also sits on the Board of Governors for the Litigation Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Brian is a former federal law clerk and is a regular author and speaker on product liability, maritime, and appellate issues. Brian is a member of both the Virginia and Georgia bars and is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of both jurisdictions, as well as in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, and Eleventh Circuits.