Ronald Schneider began representing victims of serious personal injury matters in 1974 in San Francisco, California. He is a local San Franciscan having attended Lowell High School and University of California Berkeley. He received his law degree from Golden Gate University and began practicing immediately at the Law Offices of Conklin, Davids and Friedman, an office that emphasized professional liability and product liability litigating representing injured people.
He was the first associate hired by the Conklin Office and immediately began litigation experiences including trials. The Conklin Office became one of the lead offices in the country in Dalkon Shield Intrauterine Device litigation forming the basis for the eventual mass tort treatment of these cases. The ultimate result of Dalkon Shield litigation became the filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the A. H. Robins Pharmaceutical Company and a fund being created in the amount of $2.4 billion for the payment of the Dalkon Shield victims.
Over the years, Ronald Schneider represented approximately 500 individuals in this extremely complex product liability litigation. Additionally, after the A. H. Robins Pharmaceutical Company went into bankruptcy, Ron was named as one of only 38 representatives of the only claimants group that was recognized by the bankruptcy court representing individuals worldwide.
A comprehensive understanding of how physical and emotional injuries affect a person and that person’s family has been a crucial focus in the handling of all cases by Ronald Schneider.
As a result of handling cases that received 6 and 7 figure recoveries for his clients in automobile/motorcycle/bicycle, professional negligence, insurance bad faith, premises liability, trip/slip and fall occurrences and numerous other injury events, the personal touch to each individual client has been of the most utmost concern.
The complexities of the cases have been only part of the law practice. Additionally, having an extremely diverse clientele, both in age, gender and race, has required an extreme sensitive understanding of cultures and individuals in order to work forward and properly represent these clients.