Hon. Thomas Schneider
Case Manager: Coreen Amerman
Tel: (310) 201-0010 Ext. 149
Supervising Judge, Northwest District, 1997-98. Assistant Supervising Judge, Northwest District, Los Angeles, 1995-96. Member, court’s Grand and Trial Jurors Committee, Judicial Orientation Committee, and Personnel and Budget Committee, 1985, 1997, and 1998.
Appointed [succeeding Judge Edward Newell Barrett, retired] by Governor Brown Jr. Dec. 24, 1980 (oath Dec. 31, 1980), elected in 1982 (unopposed), and reelected in subsequent elections.
Areas of expertise:
Construction, Real Property (Knowledgeable on CREIA Issues and Standards), Business/Commercial Contract, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Insurance Coverage, Employment, Family Law, and Discovery Reference.
OTHER JUDICIAL OFFICE
Served as Associate Justice pro tempore, Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, in 1984.
PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Private law practice, Beverly Hills, California, 1962-80 (partner, Mazirow & Schneider, which became Mazirow, Schneider & Forer, and then Mazirow, Schneider, Forer & Lawrence). Worked briefly in 1962 with State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
J.D. (1961), Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California; B.A. (1958, Business and Economics), University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California; A.A. (1956), City College of San Francisco, California. Judge Schneider also has education and experience in the home inspection industry.
Member: California Judges Association, 1981 - Former Advisory Board member, Hastings College of the Law Alumni Association, 1983.
Participant: The Rutter Group programs, Effective Trial Skills, April 1992 (panelist); and Real Estate Litigation, Dec. 1991 (panelist); and CEB program, Civil Litigation During Trial, 1986 and 1985 (speaker). Speaker, Profile of a Good Expert Witness, Litigation Section, California Certified Public Accountants, April 1990. Guest Lecturer (Real Estate Law), Woodbury University, Los Angeles, 1981. Instructor (Real Estate Law), West Los Angeles Community College, 1976-78. Moot Court Judge, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1983. I.H. Prinzmetal Competition Evaluator and Judge, 1982; Guest Lecturer and Panel Member (1966) San Fernando Valley Walk Through Program for new Admittees; American Bar Association, Panel Member, Legal Education Program (May, 1996) – “Mediating Particular Complex Disputes.”
Contributor to 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, and 1982 Family Law Symposium, Los Angeles County Bar Association Handbook. Contributing author and lecturer, Society of Industrial Real Estate, 1987. Contributing author of miscellaneous articles, Law Magazine, 1984. Author of article re Civil Jury Selection, Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 22, 1983; MCLE Lecturer, “Civil Procedure and Master Calendar,” San Fernando Bar Association, 1995.
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