Overview

David Schneider’s practice is devoted to environmental law and litigation. He offers clients over three decades of experience in the environmental area, beginning his career as a Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Division of Law, where he represented the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in civil enforcement cases in both federal and state courts. He later served as in-house environmental counsel to a Fortune 50 manufacturer before entering private practice in 1987.

Dave represents clients ranging from small entrepreneurs to Fortune 50 manufacturers on a broad array of federal and state regulatory issues involving water, air and solid and hazardous waste. Dave has extensive experience in CERCLA/Superfund matters, litigating both government initiated and complex private party cost recovery actions on a national level, including currently at many of the largest sediment remediation sites in the region. His practice requires that he routinely work with environmental remediation professionals and technical experts in helping clients resolve responsibility for and allocation of environmental cleanup activities. He also represents clients against damage claims asserted by both state and federal natural resource trustees.

Dave’s practice also extends to assisting clients in obtaining insurance coverage for environmental and toxic tort liabilities, as well as advising on the environmental risks of business transactions, including projects taking advantage of Brownfields initiatives.

David served as a Judicial Clerk to The Honorable Samuel Allcorn, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, "Lawyer of the Year," Florham Park, NJ Environmental Law, 2020
  • Recognized in Chambers USA, “America's Leading Lawyers for Business,” Environmental, 2015-2020
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2017-2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating
  • Recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2014-2020

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1977
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1972

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • 2020 Super Lawyers
  • 2019 Best Lawyers
  • 2019 Super Lawyers
  • 2018 Best Lawyers - Firm
  • 2018 Super Lawyers
  • Chamber - David Schneider
  • 2017 Best Lawyers - Firm
  • 2017 Super Lawyers
  • 2015 Chambers - David Schneider
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