Jolene D. Schneider

Jolene D. Schneider

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Neenah, WI

Remley & Sensenbrenner, S.C.
 | 219 East Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah, WI 54956
Phone: 920-725-2601
Fax: 920-725-5814
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Jolene D. Schneider is a shareholder attorney with Remley & Sensenbrenner, S.C., in Neenah, Wisconsin.  Her practice is dedicated to divorce and family law matters.  Ms. Schneider tirelessly advocates for her clients throughout Northeast Wisconsin in cases ranging from complex divorce, paternity actions, custody disputes, premarital agreements, child support, maintenance, cohabitation dissolution, adoptions and grandparent visitation to claims to terminate parental rights.  For two decades, her focus, skills and tenacity have enabled her to assist families in creating positive solutions to issues ranging from straightforward to highly complex family-related matters through litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution methods such as negotiation and mediation.

    Respected by Judges and her peers, Ms. Schneider was named to the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers of America and also as a Top Ten Wisconsin Female Attorney for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.  She is an active member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Outagamie County Bar Association, Fox Valley Women Lawyers and the Winnebago County Bar Association. She is frequently tapped as a presented for continuing legal education seminars for both lawyers and the judiciary.  Ms. Schneider is currently serving a third term as a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Fee Arbitration Panel for her district. 

    An active and committed member of the community, Ms. Schneider earned a distinguished record of volunteer service with a wide range of local associations, such as the YMCA, Rotary Club of Neenah and the Fox Valley Free Legal Assistance Clinic.

    A long time Fox Valley resident, Ms. Schneider graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School after earning her B.S. Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.  While in law school, she served as an Articles Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review and a member of the Moot Court board.  Ms. Schneider practiced with another local law firm for 15 years prior to joining Remley & Sensenbrenner in 2012.


    About Jolene Schneider

    Admitted: 1997, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage:


    • Ms. Schneider received an Excellence for the Future Award representing high scholarly achievement in coursework at the University of Wisconsin Law School, CALI
    • Ms. Schneider is recognized for her work in Family Law Mediation for the 25th Edition of Best Lawyers in America.  According to U.S. News & World Report, the lawyers recognized represent the top 4 percent of attorneys in private practice., Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers, 2019
    • Ms. Schneider received this award three years in a row (2016-2018) for client satisfaction based upon nomination and peer review, Top 10 Wisconsin Female Attorney, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
    • Ms. Schneider received a Best Brief Award for outstanding brief writing when she competed at the annual Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition, Best Brief Award, Chicago Bar Association
    • Ms. Schneider received an American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law, representing the highest grade and ranking in her criminal law coursework at the University of Wisconsin Law School, American Jurisprudence Award, AmJur
    • Ms. Schneider received a designation in the "Who's Who" publication honoring American Law Students for outstanding academic achievement, Who's Who: American Law Students

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Ms. Schneider has the necessary training required by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to accept appointments from the Courts as Guardian ad Litem, where she frequently assists the Courts in representing the best interests of children in custody cases, 2019
    • Ms. Schneider is trained in a wide variety of dispute resolution techniques, including mediation, arbitration and collaborative law, and is an original member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Serving third term as an arbitrator for the State Bar of Wisconsin Fee Arbitration Panel, District 4, 2019
    • Member, Fox Valley Women Lawyers, a professional networking association of female legal professionals in the Fox Valley, Wisconsin area, 2019
    • Member, Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin since 2000, 2019
    • Member, Outagamie County Bar Association since 1997, 2019
    • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section since 1997, 2019
    • Member, Winnebago County Bar Association, 2019

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member and Co-Chair of Grants Committee, Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self., 2019
    • Volunteer - fundraising, youth sports, community events, Oshkosh Community YMCA since 1994, 2019
    • Ms. Schneider is currently serving a second term as Grants Committee Co-Chair, Rotary Club of Neenah.  She oversees the committee responsible for making recommendations to award over $12,000.00 in grants each year to deserving community and non-profit organizations., 2019
    • Volunteer, Fox Valley Free Legal Assistance Clinic.  Ms. Schneider volunteers her time with the local free legal clinic to assist low income individuals in her community and frequently assists clients who are referred by the clinic, 2019
    • Former Board Member, Outagamie County Chapter, American Red Cross, 2002
    • Family Law instructor for Outagamie County "Exploring the Law" program sponsored by the Boy Scouts organization.  This program teaches high school students about the legal system so that they can explore career options relating to the law, 2012
    • Former United Way Fox Cities Fund Allocations Panel Chair, 2002

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Sometimes, unexpected events occur or are discovered during the divorce process that may alter a client's rights or responsibilities.  This presentation addressed various events which may occur and outlined strategies for effectively representing clients in light of the unexpected., Presenter, "Dealing With the Unexpected in Divorce", Outagamie County Bar Association, Family Law, General Practice, 2012
    • Panelist addressing family law issues in the context of judicial education., Panelist, Family Law Practitioner Panel, Spring 2019 Wisconsin Judicial Conference, Family Law, 2019
    • This presentation analyzed the Judicial Education Curriculum on maintenance and the discretion the law vests in Judges in determining whether to award spousal maintenance, and the amount and term of award, if any., Co-Presenter, "What Judges Are Taught About Maintenance: It's More Than A Single Factor", State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section, Family Law, 2018
    • This presentation addressed the unique legal issues which arise for personal injury plaintiffs when they have an underlying, or new, Family Court matter., Presenter, Family Law and Personal Injury, Wisconsin Association for Justice, Civil Litigation, Family Law, General Practice, Personal Injury, 2010
    • This presentation addressed effective strategies for utilizing one's own and defending against adverse parties' experts in light of Scheduling Order deadlines., Presenter, "Expert Witnesses & The Scheduling Order", Wisconsin Association for Justice, Civil Litigation, General Practice, Personal Injury, 2011
    • Wisconsin law provides for broad discovery, which may lead to the disclosure of irrelevant, sensitive and/or damaging personal information.  This presentation addressed effective methods of both broadening and limiting the exchange of information through the discovery process., Presenter, "Protecting Your Client from the Fishing Expedition...", Wisconsin Association for Justice, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2009
    • This presentation provided summary and analysis of important Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Supreme Court decisions related to the practice of divorce and family law., Presenter, Caselaw Update, State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Convention, Family Law, 2007
    • Collaborative practice is a form of limited scope representation.  This presentation addressed the ethical implications for divorce and family lawyers engaging in collaborative practice. , Co-Presenter, "Ethics and Collaborative Divorce", State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section, Family Law, 2001
    • Author and Presenter, "Non-Traditional Families and Paternity Disputes", NBI Seminars, Wisconsin Family Law Attorneys, 2015
    • This presentation addressed issues arising in various child support and spousal maintenance scenarios., Author and Presenter, "Child and Spousal Support Issues", NBI Seminars, Wisconsin Family Law Attorneys, 2015
    • Ms. Schneider was a featured presenter on the issues relating to divorce and spousal maintenance at the 2017 Winnebago County Bar Association Family Law Update Seminar.  She spoke on challenging issues surrouding both the establishment and modification of maintenance obligations, incluidng creative solutions for managing difficult cases on cohabitation, retirement and other matters., Seminar Presenter, Winnebago County Family Law Update, Winnebago County Bar Association, Family Law, General Practice, 2017
    • Ms. Schneider was selected as a member of a group of Judges and practitioners to present to new Judges at an orientation program on the issues of child support and pusal maintenance in in 2017 and 2018., Co-Presenter, New Judge Orientation, Wisconsin Office of Judicial Education, Wisconsin Office Of Judicial Education Family Law Seminar, 2018
    • This presentation focused on issues pertaining to spousal maintenance under Temporary Orders as well as post-judgment modifications to maintenance., Presenter, Spousal Maintenance Under Temporary Orders and Post-Judgment Modification of Maintenance, Wisconsin Family Court Commissioner Association Fall Seminar, Family Law, 2014
    • This presentation addressed the interrelationship between child support and maintenance, and considerations for Judges when presented with cases involving both child and spousal support. (2010-2016), Co-Presenter, "Maintenance Workshop", Wisconsin Office of Judicial Education, Wisconsin Judicial College, 2016


    • In re the marriage of Patrick J. Curran v. Maria Curran, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, 2013 WL 12182235. Ms. Schneider successfully defended a motion to terminate Section 71 payments, which was affirmed by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals., 2013


    • Ms. Schneider represents clients in the negotiation of Premarital Agreements, Marital Property Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements and other family law transactions ranging from straightforward to highly complex matters., 2019

    Representative Clients:

    • Ms. Schneider represents clients throughout Northeast Wisconsin in a variety of family law matters., 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Successfully argued twice before the Wisconsin Supreme Court: Pierce v. Physicians Ins. Co. of Wis., Inc., 2005 WI 14; Megal v. Green Bay Area Visitor & Convention Bureau, 2004 WI 98
    • Articles Editor, Wisconsin Law Review, 1996-97

    Educational Background:

    • B.S. Degree, Political Science, cum laude, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1994
    • Juris Doctor, with honors, The University of Wisconsin Law School, 1997

    Industry Groups

    • Divorce And Family Law
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    Office Location for Jolene D. Schneider

    219 East Wisconsin Avenue
    Neenah, WI 54956

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