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Michael J. Schneider

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Anchorage, AK

Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider, PC
880 N Street, Suite 202
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-290-7314
Fax: 907-274-8201
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Alaska Since: 1975
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Aviation and Aerospace, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

The founder of and the sole attorney at his eponymous law firm, Michael J. Schneider devotes his practice to personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He represents clients throughout the state of Alaska from his offices in Anchorage, and he has been admitted to practice before all Alaska state courts since 1975. In addition, Mr. Schneider is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Schneider has spent most of his distinguished career providing forceful advocacy on behalf of people who have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of other parties. He has been able to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for their economic and noneconomic losses, through both jury awards and settlements that he has negotiated out of court with defendants and their insurance companies. The types of cases that Mr. Schneider has worked on have included motor vehicle collisions, maritime injury accidents, aviation crashes, defective and dangerous products, and professional liability.

His successful track record in and out of the courtroom has understandably earned Mr. Schneider a great deal of respect from his fellow attorneys, and this is evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. A graduate of the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California, Mr. Schneider has served on the board of governors of the American Association for Justice, and he continues to participate in numerous professional organizations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. 

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Aviation and Aerospace
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Medical Malpractice


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

About Michael J. Schneider

First Admitted: 1975

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Participating member, Ak Pro Bono Program

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska, 1975
  • Alaska, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986

Educational Background

  • Wapato High School, Wapato
  • University of Washington, BA/Economics


  • St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co. v. F.H., 55 F. 3d 1420 (9th Cir. Alaska 1995)
  • Hillman v. Nationwide Mut. Fire. Ins. Co., 855 P. 2d 1321 (Alaska 1993)
  • Phillips v. Houston Contracting, Inc., 732 P. 2d 544 (Alaska 1987)
  • St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co. v. F. H., 117 F. 3d 435, 97 Cal. Daily Op. Serv 5333 (Alaska 1997)
  • Stratman v. Leisnoi, Inc., 969 P. 2d 1139 (Alaska 1998)
  • Hillman v. Nationwide Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 758 P. 2d 1248 (Alaska 1988)
  • Leisnoi, Inc. v. Stratman, 154 F. 3d 1062, 151 Oil & Gas Rep 457, (Alaska 1998)
  • Houston Contracting, Inc. v. Phillips, 812 P. 2d 598 (Alaska 1991)
  • Carlson v. State, 598 P.2d 969 (Alaska 1979)


  • Professionalism Award, Alaska Bar Association, 2002
  • Personal injury/plaintiff, Best Lawyers in America

Industry Groups

  • AK Assoc. For Justice; American Assoc. For Justice; American Board Of Trial Advocates
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Office Location for Michael J. Schneider

880 N Street, Suite 202
Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: 907-290-7314

Fax: 907-274-8201

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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