Jeremy Schneider has been a criminal defense attorney for over 35 years, and has completed approximately 150 jury trials. Born and raised in the Bronx and Manhattan, he attended the City College of New York, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1974. After graduating from the New York University School of Law in 1977, he worked as a Law Assistant to Supreme Court Justice Shirley Levittan in Manhattan’s criminal trial term.
In 1979, Jeremy joined the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division and in 1987 became a member of the Senior Trial Attorneys Bureau, where he represented people accused of the most seriousfelonies, including robbery, rape, murder and A-I narcotics cases. Jeremy was then promoted to Supervisor and shortly thereafter became Chief of the Narcotic Defense Unit and the Senior Trial Attorneys Bureau.
In 1993, he, Frank Rothman, Robert Soloway, and David Stern founded the firm of Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern, LLP. Since then, Jeremy has focused his practice primarily on federal and statecriminal trials and appeals, where he has handled cases involving organized crime, narcotics conspiracies, white collar crimes, credit card fraud, identity theft, DWI, insurance fraud; wire fraud, Medicaid fraud; official corruption; extortion racketeering (RICO); Hobbs Act robberies, burglaries, weapons and drugs possession, larceny, international terrorism, sexual offenses (child pornography), computer/cyber crimes and murder.
Jeremy is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He was nominated for and accepted as a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers; was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as One of the Top 100 Trial Attorneys; is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York Criminal Bar Association. He has served as an Extern Supervisor at the Innocence Project, out of Cardozo Law School; and was a member of the Assigned Counsel Plan Central Screening Committee of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Department.
When the New York State death penalty was revived in 1995, Jeremy was selected as the first attorney in Manhattan to represent a death eligible defendant charged with Murder in the First Degree. He is presently on the Capital Panels in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York as one of a select few attorneys qualified to handle federal death penalty cases. Jeremy has represented high profile clientsincluding Christopher Colombo, members of the rap groups Wu Tang Clan and Mobb Deep, as well as defendants charged in the first World Trade Center bombing and the bombings of the U.S embassies inTanzania and Kenya.
In addition to courtroom work, Jeremy has taught, lectured, and demonstrated techniques of criminal trial practice, at Columbia Law School, New York University School of Law, New York Law School,Cardozo Law School, Practicing Law Institute, Assigned Counsel Plan, Appellate Division, First Department, Legal Aid Society, and the Neighborhood Defender Services of Harlem.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two sons.