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Attorney Karl H. Schneider Joins McNees Wallace & Nurick

May 8, 2017
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COLUMBUS, Oh. – Trial attorney Karl H. Schneider joined McNees Wallace & Nurick on May 1 and will practice in the Firm’s litigation group in Columbus. Schneider specializes in white collar criminal defense of businesses and individuals and civil litigation arising in State and Federal courts.

Schneider’s white collar practice, consisting of criminal and parallel proceedings, require his appearance in Federal and State courts and before various regulatory agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ohio Division of Securities, Ohio Department of Insurance, Disciplinary Counsel, the Ohio Elections Commission, Ohio Ethics Commission and the Ohio Inspector General, Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service.

“Karl brings a proven client and practice focus to McNees,” David M. Kleppinger, Chairman of the Firm, said. “He is a hard worker, a great asset, and his leadership will significantly strengthen our firm as we continue to grow our Litigation and white collar defense practices. In addition, Karl’s commitment to our ‘Clients First,’ ethos should further enhance his value to our Clients and the Firm.”

Schneider was appointed Receiver by the United States District Court in a case involving alleged defalcation by a title insurance agent. He has served as Receiver and as counsel to Receivers. He has also represented political parties, political action committees and candidates in matters before the Ohio Elections Commission, and was appointed as special hearing officer on two different occasions by the Ohio Secretary of State to preside over statewide ballot protest proceedings and has represented public officials and private entities in matters involving the Ohio Ethics Commission. He was appointed Special Prosecutor involving allegations of bribery and obstruction of justice of a lawyer.

Schneider was appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court in July 1987 to serve as a Commissioner of the Ohio Court of Claims, Victims Reparations Section, and served in that capacity until December 31, 2004. He was admitted before the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 1990, the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Ohio in 1983 and the Northern District of Ohio in 1995.

He is a member of the American Bar Association and its White Collar Institute and Litigation sections, and a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations. Schneider has also been established as a Life Member of the United States Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, and was appointed by Governor Strickland to serve on the Sunset Review Commission and appointed by Governor Kasich to the Ohio Board of Building Appeals.

Additionally, Schneider serves on the Judicial Screening Committee of the Columbus Bar Association. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell and named as a top lawyer in The Verdict, a division of Business First of Columbus Magazine. He has also been named in the Cincinnati Magazine Super Lawyers from 2005-2016. From 2010-2016, he received further distinction by Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 practitioners in Columbus and in 2012-2016 as one of the top 100 in Ohio.

Schneider is a member of the American Academy of Trial Attorneys with designation of Premier 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers.

An alum of Denison University, Schneider received his J.D. from Capital University.