Schneider, Jon

Jon D. Schneider, Phoenix-Yuma Attorney
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Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
American Board of Trial Advocates
Rated by Super Lawyers 
Commercial Litigation
Commercial Truck Accidents
Real Estate Litigation
Professional Liability
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Products Liability
Premises Liability
Family Law
Administrative Law
Auto Liability
Business Law
Construction Litigation
Dram Shop Liability
Elder Abuse Defense
Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
Transportation Litigation

Jon D. Schneider


Jon Schneider is Best Lawyers® 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" (Phoenix) in Insurance Litigation. His practice encompasses a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including divorce and family law.

"As managing partner, my goal is to foster a technically advanced legal environment where highly skilled professionals offer top tier, highly effective legal solutions to our clients. I believe in a collaborative environment that fosters zealous, ethical and effective legal representation and, at the same time, is cost sensitive and dramatically competitive. We are all those things."
Jon Schneider founded Schneider & Onofry in 1999. His practice has encompassed a wide variety of complex cases, including:
Family law also makes up a significant portion of Jon's practice, with an emphasis on serving divorce clients in Maricopa County and Yuma County.
Jon is a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization) and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA membership requires having served as legal counsel in 20 or more jury trials, a standard that Jon has more than doubled.
The Best Lawyers in America® named Jon the 2017 Phoenix “Lawyer of the Year” in Insurance Litigation. A Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® attorney, Jon is an eight-time Super Lawyers selectee and current Best Lawyers® honoree.
His professional memberships include the American Bar Association, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA), Defense Research Institute (DRI) and Arizona Association of Defense Counsela. For more than 15 years, he served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Arizona Court of Appeals and Maricopa County Superior Court.
Before entering private practice, in 1984-1985 Jon served a judicial clerkship for the Hon. Thomas C. Kleinschmidt of the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Away from the office, Jon is a devoted husband and father and a fan of the Phoenix Suns and UofA Wildcats.
  • Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization)
Honors and Awards
  • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Commercial Litigation, 2015-2018; Insurance Law, 2017-2018; Insurance Litigation, 2015-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America Phoenix “Lawyer of the Year,” Insurance Litigation, 2017
  • Super Lawyers, 2010-2017
Recent Victories
  • Successfully represented the purchaser of a business in a case involving fraud. Fraudulent representations had been made about past sales, and the arbitrator ruled that, in light of the true sales volume, our client overpaid by $300,000. The arbitrator awarded 100% of the attorney’s fees that our clients incurred in representing the purchaser.
  • Secured sole custody for a father who had been kept from his three minor children for nearly six years. Their mother had intentionally hid them and, without the father’s knowledge, attempted to transfer guardianship of the children to an uncle.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a well-known Phoenix Mexican restaurant whose service of salsa was alleged to have caused the plaintiff’s slip and fall.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a trip-and-fall case in which the Tempe business property owner allegedly breached the building code with its amphitheater steps.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a defendant lawyer in a legal malpractice case.
Published Opinions
Professional Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Yuma County Bar Association
Bar Admissions
  • Arizona, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1984
  • J.D., with Distinction, University of Arizona, 1984
  • B.A., with High Distinction, University of Arizona, 1981
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