655 West Broadway
Suite 1400
San Diego, CA 92101
P 619.233.5500    F 619.233.5535

David Schneider

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David Schneider earned his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Texas in Austin, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He began his law practice in San Diego in 1988, concentrating in business and personal injury litigation. At the time he founded Yunker & Schneider, he was a senior associate with more civil trial experience than any other associate at the San Diego firm of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps — now merged with McKenna Long & Aldridge.

David is unflappable, an excellent negotiator, has near total recall of every detail of his cases, and is focused on spotting key issues and cutting to the chase. If David’s style fits your case, he could be an excellent lawyer for you.

Direct Dial: 619-233-5562
Email: dks@yslaw.com


Since 1994 AV-rated name partner in law firm of Yunker & Schneider. Practice specialized in business litigation, general contract disputes, real estate disputes, personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, and construction defect litigation.
1988 – 1994 Senior Associate in trial department of 150+ lawyer San Diego firm of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps. Practice specialized in business litigation, product liability, premises liability, and personal injury matters.


1985 – 1988 University of Texas, School of Law Juris Doctor 1998
Teaching Assistant: Business Law 1987 – 1988
1981 – 1985 University of Texas Bachelor of Arts, Government Honors Program
Graduated with High Honors
Phi Beta Kappa 1985
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
Dean's List 1981 – 1985
1984 Salzburg College Salzburg, Austria


  • American Trial Lawyers Association.
  • American Inns of Court – Enright Chapter (Associate 1992 – 93), Welch Chapter
    (Barrister 1997 – 98).
  • Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem.
  • Arbitrator – San Diego County Bar Association.


AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell annually since 1994.

Named "San Diego Super Lawyer" for business litigation in 2014 and 2015.

Named "San Diego Top Lawyer List" for corporate litigation annually since 2011.

Named "Top 25 Lawyers in San Diego" for corporate litigation in 2011.

San Diego Trial Lawyers Association - Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award 1998.

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