William F. Schneider


William F. Schneider was born in Beckley, West Virginia in 1949, and received his BA in anthropology from the University of Florida in 1972, Mr. Schneider graduated with high honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1976, where he served as the Articles Executive Editor of the University of Florida Law Review, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Following law school, Mr. Schneider joined the firm of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, where he practiced corporate, securities, and municipal finance law. He then joined the faculty at the University of Houston Law Center, where he taught civil procedure, business organizations, securities regulation, and professional responsibility. From 1990 until 1995 Mr. Schneider clerked for Judge William E. Anderson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia. He then joined the firm of Smith & Falcone in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he practiced bankruptcy, and employment law.

Mr. Schneider joined Bell & Schneider, PLC in January, 2003. He is on the panel of Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees for the Western District of Virginia, and has extensive experience in both consumer, and commercial bankruptcy law, commercial litigation, and employment law.  He has lectured, and published articles regarding the Uniform Commercial Code, federal securities law, and bankruptcy, and employment law. Mr. Schneider is a member of the Lynchburg, and Virginia Bar Associations as well as the state bars of Georgia, and Texas.