Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer Schneider Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Attorney also delivers commencement address at alma mater in New York

May 18, 2015, 13:39 ET from Schneider & McKinney, P.C.

HOUSTON, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent Houston criminal defense attorney Stanley G. Schneider was honored last week with the Richard "Racehorse" Haynes Lifetime Achievement award from the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association for his outstanding criminal defense work during the past four decades.

Mr. Schneider's work for death row inmates and white-collar defendants alike is widely respected across the state and nation. He regularly has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and in recent years was named one of Texas Lawyer newspaper's "25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter-Century."

A partner in the trial law firm of Schneider & McKinney, P.C., Mr. Schneider received the Racehorse Haynes Lifetime Achievement award on May 14 at the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association's 45th annual awards banquet.

Then on May 16, Mr. Schneider delivered the commencement address at his undergrad alma mater, Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y., where he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in recognition of his life's work in the criminal justice system.

"For more than 40 years, Stanley Schneider has stood for those who may have been wrongly accused and convicted, or for those whose rights were violated in the pursuit of justice," said Alfred University President Charles M. Edmondson. "The right to defense counsel is established by the Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and is a cornerstone of our American judicial system. Stanley Schneider has worked his entire career to assure that defendants have their rights protected."

Board Certified in Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Schneider has successfully represented numerous death row inmates who avoided execution. He also has been successful in getting clients' convictions overturned in landmark cases and recently won a significant case before the U.S. Supreme Court, in Paroline v. United States, regarding the requirement of a defendant to pay restitution.

Schneider & McKinney, P.C., is a Houston trial law firm dedicated to the defense of citizens accused of crimes. The firm's significant experience includes the defense of death penalty claims, DUI and DWI charges, and other serious matters. To learn more, visit the firm's website at http://www.texascriminaldefenselawyers.com.

For more information on the recent honors for Stanley Schneider, please contact Kit Frieden at 800-559-4534 or kit@androvett.com.


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