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Michael R Schneider

Michael R Schneider

CRIMINAL APPEALS & POSTCONVICTION / SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH & ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law
  • Massachusetts, New York
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Biography

Michael is an experienced criminal defense attorney, concentrating in state and federal CRIMINAL APPELLATE, HABEAS CORPUS, AND POSTCONVICTION LITIGATION. Michael has defended homicide, serious felony, and misdemeanor cases and has handled complex federal sentencing and parole matters. Michael devotes a significant part of his practice to the representation of professors, physicians, postdocs, and other scientists accused of SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH MISCONDUCT and also of students accused of plagiarism, ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT, & sexual misconduct at area law schools, medical schools, hospitals, and colleges in Boston and in other parts of the country, including at Babson, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Brown, Cal Tech, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard College, Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, Holyoke, MIT, Tufts, U. Penn., and at universities & hospitals in other regions of the country. Michael worked as a Public Defender in Boston at the Committee for Public Counsel Services (1985-93), as an associate to Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz (1993-97), and as a consultant with The Spangenberg Group to provide training and technical assistance to indigent defense providers in other states and in foreign jurisdictions (Cambodia, Chile, and China). Michael served as Lecturer in Law at Boston University Law School for nine years where he taught a seminar on "Wrongful Convictions, Miscarriages of Justice, & the US Criminal Justice System." Michael's cases have often involved international human rights, national security, export controls, international law, and constitutional civil rights issues. Michael has won significant victories in murder, labor racketeering, and export violations cases.

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Federal Appeals
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Science/Research Misconduct & Plagiarism/Academic Integrity Matters
  • University Title IX Cases
  • Habeas Corpus/Coram Nobis
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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New York
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1st Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
GOOD SCHNEIDER CORMIER & FRIED
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Partner
Salsberg & Schneider
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Associate
Law Office of Alan M. Dershowitz
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Trial, Appellate, and Training Attorney
Committee for Public Counsel Services
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Education
Columbia Law School
J.D. (1983)
Honors: Charles Evans Hughes Fellowship.
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The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy (Tufts)
M.A. | International Human Rights & Criminal Law
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Activities: Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
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Brown University
B.A. (1978) | International Relations
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Awards
Massachusetts Super Lawyers
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Professional Associations
Boston University Law School
Lecturer in Law
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Activities: Seminar on "Wrongful Convictions, Miscarriages of Justice, and the US Criminal Justice System."
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American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
Member of Board of Directors (and Executive Committee and Leadership Development Committee)
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Activities: Executive Committee, Leadership Development Committee, Pension Committee
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American Civil Liberties Union
Member of National Board of Directors
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The Spangenberg Group
Of Counsel
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Activities: Research and consulting firm specializing in the area of indigent criminal defense delivery systems, domestic and international.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Blumenson, Gioia, Schneider, & Geller, "RIght to Counsel," in Blumenson et al, Massachusetts Criminal Practice (2013)
Michael R. Schneider & Christopher Skinner, "Evidentiary Issues," in How to Try a Drug Case in Massachusetts (2010).
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Michael Schneider & John Tull, "Organizational Issues in Designing Legal Aid and Defender Programs" in International Legal Aid & Defender System Development Manual
NLADA
Michael R. Schneider, "Legal Aid, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law in Cambodia" (1999).
IHRLG
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
GOOD SCHNEIDER CORMIER & FRIED
83 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
Telephone: (617) 523-5933
Cell: (617) 901-9814