Jessica L. Schneider

Top rated family law attorney in Houston, Texas

Diggs & Sadler
Jessica L. Schneider
Diggs & Sadler

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2013

Education: Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2023

Diggs & Sadler

5300 Memorial Drive
Suite 900
Houston, TX 77007 Visit website


Jessica L. Schneider is an attorney at Diggs & Sadler, which has offices in Houston and Austin, Texas. She represents clients in matters related to family law, focusing on cases involving international divorce, custody, child support, parental rights and property division along with LGBTQ+ issues, estate planning and probate. She concentrates her practice in Houston and the suburbs around Round Rock, Texas.

In 2008, Ms. Schneider graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. After this, she served as a summer intern at the Bexar County Justice Center in their Family Violence Division. While working here, she gained experience in preparing witnesses, police officers and crime victims for trial and discovered her aptitude for law. Following this, she enrolled in the Texas Southern University – Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 2010 to pursue her law studies.

As a law student, Ms. Schneider worked as a student attorney at the Harris County Attorney’s office, where she gained a closer perspective on legal proceedings. Soon after, she joined there as an assistant county attorney, where she took to family law with a special focus on custody disputes and child abuse cases. 

A committed and resolute attorney, Ms. Schneider has spent around nine years in the field of legal practice. She has worked with several law firms across Texas handling a variety of cases across the family law spectrum. Pursuing her passion, she has represented individuals and families in numerous contested trials and mediations. 

Rated “Very Good” on Avvo, Ms. Schneider’s satisfied clients endorse her as an empathetic attorney who approaches each case with a firm stance. She strives to help her clients with a genuine effort to support them and help them come out of the difficult situations they are trapped in. 

Ms. Schneider is a member of the Houston Association of Women Attorneys, the Houston Young Lawyers Association, the Family Bar of Fort Bend and the Houston Bar Association. 

Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Child support, Custody & visitation, Divorce, Domestic violence, Paternity, Marital property, Father's rights

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 2013, Texas

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Family Bar of Fort Bend
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Bar College, 2020
  • Houston Association of Women Attorneys, 2020
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Bar College, 2016
Educational Background:
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, 2008
  • Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2013
  • Semifinalist. , ABA Client Counseling Competition, American Bar Association, 2012
  • , CALI Award of Excellence - Trial Simulation, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2013
  • Semifinalist. , ABA Client Counseling Competition , American Bar Association, 2013
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Southern District of Texas, 2018
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Successfully reached agreement in pro bono divorce. , 2019
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Discussed presumptive application of the child support guidelines and income. , Speaker, Texas Child Support Calculations, Texas Modern CLE Mediation Webinar, 2022
  • Successfully defended against modification case and obtained favorable ruling and case was dismissed. , 2022
  • Successfully settled divorce suit and obtained 50/50 possession visitation schedule for father, as desired by client. , 2022
  • Successfully settled contentious high net-worth divorce case., 2019
  • Successfully prosecuted modification case and obtained primary custody for father. , 2021
  • Obtained primary conservatorship for father after final divorce. , 2022
  • Successfully obtained 50/50 possession schedule for father, as desired by client. , 2018
  • Successfully obtained protective order for client. , 2021
  • Successfully tried divorce case and obtained a favorable ruling for disproportionate share of marital estate and award of attorney's fees for client. , 2021
  • Successfully tried modification case and reduced father's child support obligation. , 2021

Office location for Jessica L. Schneider

5300 Memorial Drive
Suite 900
Houston, TX 77007

Phone: 713-766-5355


1 Year Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2023

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