Jolene D. Schneider

Top rated family law attorney in Neenah, Wisconsin

Remley Law, S.C.
Jolene D. Schneider
Remley Law, S.C.

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 1997

Education: University of Wisconsin Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

Remley Law, S.C.

2 Neenah Center
Suite 100
Neenah, WI 54956 Visit website


Attorney Jolene D. Schneider is a shareholder with Remley Law, S.C., in Neenah, Wisconsin. A top-ranked lawyer with more than 23 years of total legal experience, Ms. Schneider devotes her practice primarily to family law, and she provides exceptional counsel and support to clients across Northeast Wisconsin who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Schneider has achieved remarkable success fighting for the rights and interests of her clients in state and federal courts across her region. In addition to her extensive trial experience, she is also well-versed in collaborative law and mediation, and she has assisted dozens of clients with resolving their conflicts and reaching favorable agreements without the need for expensive, time-consuming litigation.

At all turns, Ms. Schneider delivers the highly personalized counsel her clients need to make the best-informed decisions as she works tirelessly to help them achieve their goals and the positive results they seek regarding child custody and support, alimony, property division and all other related matters. She also handles adoptions and termination of parental rights as well as paternity actions and grandparent rights advocacy.

Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Schneider has earned consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, and she has received designation two years in a row as a Top Ten Wisconsin Female Attorney by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

A 1994 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Ms. Schneider obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School cum laude in 1997, where she served as articles editor for the Wisconsin Law Review. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ms. Schneider is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, the Winnebago and Outagamie County Bar Associations, the State Bar of Wisconsin's Fee Arbitration Panel, and the Lawyer Referral & Information Service, among her other professional affiliations.

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Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Custody & visitation, Divorce

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 1997, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Wisconsin, 1997
  • Lawyer Referral & Information Service, Member
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • 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
  • 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
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, magna cum laude, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1994
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, Personal Injury, General Practice, Family Law, 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, General Practice, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, 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 surrounding both the establishment and modification of maintenance obligations, including 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 spousal maintenance 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
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
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
Representative Clients:
  • Ms. Schneider represents clients throughout Northeast Wisconsin in a variety of family law matters, 2019
  • 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
Industry Groups:
  • Divorce And Family Law

Office location for Jolene D. Schneider

2 Neenah Center
Suite 100
Neenah, WI 54956

Phone: 920-725-2601


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  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

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