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Joseph M. Schreiber

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Schreiber | Knockaert, PLLC
701 North Post Oak Rd., Suite 325
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: 281-949-8904
Fax: 281-949-8914
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2015
Licensed in Texas Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

As one of the founders of the Schreiber | Knockaert, PLLC, Joseph M. Schreiber represents individuals and small businesses against large businesses and the government.  We give voice and power to the powerless. We fight nonstop for the rights of individuals who have been injured. Specifically, Schreiber handles personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of injured persons or their survivors.  He handles employment matters on behalf of of employees and executives, including failure to pay overtime, discrimination and wrongful termination cases, and represents executives and professionals in negotiating employment contracts, severance agreements, and noncompetition agreements. The firm handles business litigation on both the plaintiff and defendant sides. Schreiber represents

Mr. Schreiber is admitted to practice in Texas state courts, as well as in the U.S. District Courts for the eastern, western, northern and southern districts of Texas. 

Before coming to Texas, Mr. Schreiber studied at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he majored in cultural anthropology and urban studies. After graduating with honors, he worked as a teacher in east Arkansas as part of Teach For America, for two years before going on to earn his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he also graduated with honors. Schreiber began his legal career at the large firms of Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP and Bracewell, LLP, before going out on his own with Erik Knockaert.

Involved in professional organizations including the Houston Bar Association and Houston Trial Lawyers Assocaition, Mr. Schreiber has spoken about personal injury litigation, ethics and other topics at legal education events and professional conferences. He has also written articles that were published in legal journals and professional publications for the petroleum and chemical industries. In his spare time, he enjoys writing fiction and has published two crime novels.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Employment Discrimination


6 Years Super Lawyers
11 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2015

About Joseph M. Schreiber

First Admitted: 2002, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Educational Background

  • Universtity of Texas School of Law, graduated with honors, 2002
  • Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, B.A., majors in Anthropology and Urban Studies.  Honors: 3.74, Dean's List, Cum laude, 1997


  • With Honors, University of Texas School of Law, 2002
  • Rated as a Top Lawyer in Houston, in the field of litigation by Houstonia Magazine., Top Lawyers, Litigation, Houstonia magazine, 2015
  • HGO Ovation Award, Houston Grand Opera, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Nehemiah Center in Houston: tutor grade-school children, 2013
  • Nehemiah Center - Houston.  Provide pro bono legal services to Christian charter middle school and community education center., 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • This presentation examined accident investigations and how they fit in to a personal injury litigation, including best practices,  and suggestions for safety professionals and executives to improve depositiosn and trial testimony A core portion of the presentation addressed the elements of legal causes of action in product liability litigation and premises liability litigation, and allowed the safety professionals to better understand how their investigation will be used (for and against the company) in the tort suit., Speaker, Accident Invetsigation and Risk Management from a Legal Point of View, ASSE Region III Conference, 2015
  • Speaker, Ethical Pitfalls: Where it Can All Go Wrong and What to Avoid (update for 2015), Texas Bar Association, The Woodlands, 2015
  • Speaker, Update on Product Liability Law, American Society Of Safety Engineers, 2014
  • Speaker, Ethical Pitfalls: Where it Can All Go Wrong and What to Avoid, Houston Bar Association, 2014
  • Speaker, Chapter 95: When a Premises Owner is Liable for Injury to Contractor Employees, American Society Of Safety Engineers, 2014
  • Speaker, Working with the Chemical Safety Board After a Major Accident, American Society Of Safety Engineers, 2013
  • Panelist, Frac-fluid Recipes Threaten to Become Pressure Points in Benzene Litigation, Oil And Gas Journal Roundtable, 2012
  • Author, Frac-Fluid Recipes Threaten to Become Pressure Points in Benzene Litigation, Oil & Gas Journal, Oil And Gas, 2012
  • Author, Protecting Assets When a Subcontractor Goes Bankrupt, Construction Executive, Risk Management, 2013
  • Author, Recoupment and Setoff: Two Defensive Weapons When A Sub Goes Bankrupt, Construction Executive, Managing Your Business, 2013
  • Author, Working with the Chemical Safety Board After a Major Accident, Chemical Engineering, 2012
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Office Location for Joseph M. Schreiber

701 North Post Oak Rd.
Suite 325
Houston, TX 77024

Phone: 281-949-8904

Fax: 281-949-8914

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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