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Why Hire the Family Law and Criminal Defense Attorneys at Schneider Law Firm?

There are many reasons why clients choose to work with the experienced family law and criminal defense attorneys of the Schneider Law Firm.

Access to a Diverse Legal Team

We take a team approach to ensure our clients’ legal needs are met.

  • Our firm handles cases primarily in the areas of family law and criminal defense. While these two areas of practice seem quite disconnected at first, there are times when a divorce or child custody case involves issues of child abuse or family violence. Our legal team combines forces to ensure your interests are protected.
  • We sometimes handle child protective services cases, which are themselves an unusual combination of family law and “criminal” defense.
  • Many family law cases result in a “new” form of family, which means that old estate plans are no longer valid or workable. One of our attorneys handles estate planning and can step in to update existing plans or create new estate documents – wills, trusts, medical powers of attorney.

Recognized for Our Accomplishments

Attorneys at our firm are known for their dedication and professionalism, demonstrated both in our track record of courtroom success and the acclaim we have received in the legal community with recognition as “Top Attorneys,” in Fort Worth magazine, and “Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars,” as well as receiving high Avvo* ratings.

  • P. Micheal Schneider: “Top Attorneys, Criminal Defense”, 2011-2014, Texas Super Lawyer 2013-2019, Avvo rating of 10 (superb)
  • Alison Porterfield: “Top Attorneys, Family Law,” Fort Worth magazine, 2012-2019; “Rising Star”, 2014-2020
  • Melissa Korene Swan: “Top Attorneys, Family Law,” Fort Worth magazine, 2012-2019, “Rising Star”, 2014-2020, Avvo rating 10 (superb)
  • Trent Marshall: “Tarrant County Top Attorneys, Parole Law” by Fort Worth magazine, 2014-2019. Trent was the former commissioner of Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.

* The Avvo Rating evaluates a lawyer’s background. The rating considers information shown in a lawyer’s profile, including a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Prepared to Handle Complex Cases

Our attorneys never back away from a complex case, whether it is a high asset divorce case involving the division of complex marital assets or helping someone secure parole. We are proactive, preparing all our cases as if they will go to trial. This ensures we are always prepared for success.

Ready to Get Your Results

At Schneider Law Firm we offer free case evaluations, so you have nothing to lose. Call our office today at 817-755-1852 to schedule a consultation and to learn more about how a caring and dedicated attorney from our team can protect your rights.

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  • *P Micheal Schneider was awarded the Super Lawer disignation by Thomson Reuters, a lawyer rating service for Criminal Defense for years 2013-2023; Top Attorneys, by Fort Worth Magazine, for Criminal Law for years 2013-2023.
  • *Melissa Swan was awarded Super Lawyers for 2023, Rising Star for years 2014 - 2020; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.
  • *Alison Porterfield was awarded Super Lawyers for 2023, Rising Stars for 2014 - 2022; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.
  • *Jessica A. Phillips was awarded Super Lawyers, Rising Stars for 2018 - 2023; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.


Performance of Schneider and Melissa Swan

Good attorneys are a rare commodity, especially these days, when people seem to be so obsessed on milking money from others. I found Mike and Melissa to be real honest people. Being honest is one pre-requisite; the other quality that a client must se

- Dr. Ishfaq


I was charged with two felonies facing up to 20 years in prison. Mr. Schneider negotiated a plea deal for me that resulted in one felony charge being DISMISSED and the second one reduced to a Misdemeanor. My punishment was 2 years probation. I cannot

- Karla

Great firm, honest people will do there best to help there Clients a firm that care about relationships.

If you guys are looking for a firm that commit to success then I recommend the Schneider law firm to you a group of great lawyers with a great leader, they care about your outcomes by working with them I felt all the time that they truly care about m

- Mohamed

Saved me time and money

He was able to get my case dismissed before it went to trial which saved me hundreds of dollars. Unheard of with lawyers

- anonymous

Great Lawyer in court and out

Had a tough interstate custody case with my ex. Mike was awesome and made sure my kid end up here with me where he belonged. Highly recommend.

- Gill

Don B.

I am forever grateful that I chose this great firm to defend me in my assault case. Emily LaChance and Bria Larson are the Dream Team for criminal defense in Tarrant County. Polished and smart, they covered all the bases and thanks to them I now have

- Don B.

The Very Best

Mike has an extremely well organized, responsive team in his office. Mike knows his job inside and out and is a great asset to have in court. Highly recommended.

- Christopher


Mike Schneider has been my attorney for five years. Having Mike in my corner is great peace of mind. He sets the bar high and surpasses it every time. If you need an attorney better call Mike!!

- Michelle

E. Jenkins

In the summer of 2013 I found myself visiting multiple legal firms in the FTW area. I was searching for the perfect person and firm to represent me. I was filing for custody of my very young daughter. When I met Melissa Swan, I knew that my search wa

- E. Jenkins

KJ Whisenhunt

Ms. Alison Porterfield is someone you want on your side when going through court. Excellent representation! A+++

- KJ Whisenhunt

B. Davis

In 2012 I found myself looking for a lawyer. I found Schneider Law Firm. I went in for my consultation, and then met with Melissa Swan. Melissa is very understanding and handled my case with care.

- B. Davis

S.L. De La Cruz

Incredible representation! The entire staff is not only competent and professional but ethical and compassionate.

- S.L. De La Cruz

R. Carson

My lawyer was Alison Porterfield she was the best thing that could have ever happened to my family during our custody battle. She was so proficient and caring.

- R. Carson

iAuto Sales

This law firm is amazing. The staff at this law firm is friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. In my particular case they went above and beyond to help me find the right solution. Gave me advice and opinions before they actually took my case. It h

- iAuto Sales

A. Hoover

Absolutely the best law firm around when it comes to Family Law. I first came into contact with Melissa Swan in 2013 and I only wish our paths would have crossed way before. Melissa is outstanding and has been a total lifesaver for my daughter and my

- A. Hoover

K. Whitworth

Bria Wallace represented me in a family case. I would and have recommended her to many friends who were or have been in the same situation as I was. She is very professional and honest. She helped me get the most precious thing back to me. Thank you

- K. Whitworth


Case dismissed, Aggravated sexual assault of a minor. I am pleased to submit to you this letter of recommendation for Emily LaChance to be your next Criminal Attorney.

- Tom A

N. Dood

Melissa Swan was absolutely brilliant at handling a family law appeal judgement for me. Appeals in family court are VERY difficult, but she cared enough to really dig deep and make a bullet-proof appeal case and WINNING! Would highly recommend.

- N. Dood

K. Holloway

Melissa swan did great ! Won our child custody case hands down. Rough start finding right attorneys but finished strong .Also won our child support case too ,in same case.

- K. Holloway

M. Rivero

Melissa Swan is Amazing! love her she's so nice and understanding and doesn't take crap from anyone! Will Defiantly use her again!

- M. Rivero

M. Aguilar

My attorney was Emily LaChance in dealing with a case of molestation of my step son. The allegations were brought by his biological father, whom has a history of domestic violence and has been vocally distributive in our family long before the accusa

- M. Aguilar

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