John E. Schneider is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has represented clients in the Superior Court, Magistrate Court, and Juvenile Court of Walton County, as well as the City of Monroe Municipal Court. John has extensive experience trying serious criminal cases, and achieved not guilty verdicts or dismissals on charges ranging from misdemeanor theft and battery to serious felonies, such as rape and kidnapping. He has also successfully advocated for his clients at other crucial proceedings, such as probation revocation hearings, motion to suppress hearings, and appeals to the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia.
John graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law (Juris Doctor) and the College of Charleston (Bachelor of Arts in Political Science). While in law school, he interned at the Clarke County Public Defender’s Office, where he saw firsthand the need for effective representation of indigent defendants, those who cannot afford to hire an attorney. After graduation, he worked for five years at the Walton County Public Defender’s Office, during which time he represented over a thousand clients, helping them to negotiate with prosecutors and argue their cases to juries.
John is a member of the Walton County Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, and the Georgia Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is admitted to the practice of law in all Superior Courts and lower courts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Georgia.