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Phoenix Metro Tier 1 (Commercial Litigation),
Tier 3 (Bankruptcy)

Schneider & Onofry, P.C., Attorneys at Law







Jon D. Schneider


Jon D. Schneider

Managing PARTNER

AV Preeminent Rating - Martindale-Hubbell

Rated by Super Lawyers 


"As managing partner, my goal is to foster a technically advanced legal environment where highly skilled professionals offer top-tier, highly effective legal solutions to our clients. I believe in a collaborative environment that fosters zealous, ethical and effective legal representation and, at the same time, is cost sensitive and dramatically competitive. We are all those things."

Jon Schneider founded the firm of Schneider & Onofry, P.C. in 1999. His practice has encompassed a wide variety of complex cases, including:

Family law also makes up a significant portion of Jon's practice, with an emphasis on serving divorce clients in Maricopa County and Yuma County.

Jon is a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization) and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA membership requires having served as legal counsel in 20 or more jury trials, a standard that Jon has more than doubled.

The Best Lawyers in America® named Jon the 2017 Phoenix “Lawyer of the Year” in Insurance Litigation. A Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® attorney, Jon is an eight-time Super Lawyers selectee and current Best Lawyers® honoree.

His professional memberships include the American Bar Association, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA), Defense Research Institute (DRI) and Arizona Association of Defense Counsel. For more than 15 years, he has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Arizona Court of Appeals and Maricopa County Superior Court.

Before entering private practice, in 1984-1985 Jon served a judicial clerkship for the Hon. Thomas C. Kleinschmidt of the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Away from the office, Jon is a devoted husband and father and a fan of the Phoenix Suns and UofA Wildcats.


  • Successfully represented the purchaser of a business in a case involving fraud. Fraudulent representations had been made about past sales, and the arbitrator ruled that, in light of the true sales volume, our client overpaid by $300,000. The arbitrator awarded 100% of the attorney’s fees that our clients incurred in representing the purchaser.

  • Secured sole custody for a father who had been kept from his three minor children for nearly six years. Their mother had intentionally hid them and, without the father’s knowledge, attempted to transfer guardianship of the children to an uncle.

  • Obtained a defense verdict for a well-known Phoenix Mexican restaurant whose service of salsa was alleged to have caused the plaintiff’s slip and fall.

  • Obtained a defense verdict in a trip-and-fall case in which the Tempe business property owner allegedly breached the building code with its amphitheater steps.

  • Obtained summary judgment for a defendant lawyer in a legal malpractice case.



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Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Real Estate Litigation

Construction Defect Litigation

Professional Liability

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Products Liability

Premises Liability

Family Law

Administrative Law

Auto Liability

Business Law

Construction Litigation

Dram Shop Liability

Probate and Trust Litigation

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith


Transportation Litigation


Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization)

Honors and Awards

The Best Lawyers in America® (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Insurance Litigation), 2015-2017

The Best Lawyers in America Phoenix “Lawyer of the Year,” Insurance Litigation, 2017

Super Lawyers®, 2010-2017

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Ratingtm

Published Opinions

Henning v. Montecini Hospitality, Inc., 217 Ariz. 242, 173 P.3d 430 (App. 2007)

Evans Withycombe, Inc. v. Western Innovations, Inc., 215 Ariz. 237, 159 P.3d 547 (App. 2006)

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona

American Board of Trial Advocates

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

Defense Research Institute

Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

Maricopa County Bar Association

Yuma County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1984

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1984


J.D., with Distinction, University of Arizona, 1984

B.A., with High Distinction, University of Arizona, 1981