Complaint against attorney Merrill Schneider
In the week following this accident, we both went to Merrill Schneider’s
office to get advice regarding our rights as victims of this accident. We were
ushered into an office and spoke with “senior paralegal” Christi Carner and a
small-framed woman who said that she was an attorney with the firm. We believe
that we both signed representation agreements with the Schneider law Offices,
but were not given copies of this agreement.
Christi Carner called up our medical doctor’s office and rudely demanded
copies of all our medical records. When Christie was told by the receptionist of
the office that she would have to send a written request with authorizations
signed by us and prepay for the records, she was even ruder. We demanded that
Christi apologize to our medical doctor’s office for her rudeness and Christi
wrote a letter.
Christi said that they were going to send a demand letter to the insurance
company for the pickup driver, demanding $125,000.000 each. However, the only
offer that Schneider Law Offices received from the other insurer was for
$7,800.00 (plus PIP repayment and other payments) on each case.
Once, a man came into the office by himself and introduced himself as our
attorney. This man sat down and asked us, “where did you get hurt?” We responded
by asking him who he was and if he was our lawyer, why didn’t he know where we
were injured? After all the paperwork we had brought in to his office the last
ten months, he should have at least known where we were injured, but he did not
seem to know anything whatsoever about our case.
This attorney then asked us why we went to our medical doctor for treatment,
and once again we were told that our MD charges too much money. HJ was even
asked if she was related to this medical doctor. This made HJ very angry as this
doctor had been her doctor for years, since the birth of her last two children.
This doctor speaks Korean, which is HJ’s language of origin and she is very
comfortable with this doctor.
Then while speaking to both of us, but looking at
HJ, this attorney
Merrill Schnedier called
her a “con artist” and told us that we would have to find another attorney to
represent us in this matter. We asked this attorney for our papers, but he said
“no.” Two days later, we received a letter from him telling us not to call his
On Friday, October 24, 2003, we went to our medical doctor’s office and told
them what had happened and that Merrill Schneider had resigned from representing
us. We called Merrill Schneider’s office and left a phone message that we wished
our files sent to our new attorney. We received a letter from Merrill Schneider,
dated October 27, 2003, in which he falsely states that we indicated that we
would be seeking out a new counsel. This is a total falsehood as Merrill
Schneider told us that we needed to find another attorney. Merrill Schneider
resigned, we did not dismiss him. I have enclosed a copy of this letter, which
also indicates that Merrill Schneider has filed liens in our cases and that he is withholding
our files for payment of his liens. Merrill Schneider did not pay for or obtain
our medical records, police report, etc. We did obtained them on our own and we
feel he has no right to withhold these items as he resigned from representing us
both in this matter.
It is obvious that Merrill Schneider never even looked at any of our records,
called HJ a “con artist”, resigned as our attorney and then filed a lien for the
work he never did and is to date withholding our records that we personally
obtained and turned over him.
Northwest Disability Advocates
My goal to you~ Treat you with dignity,
compassion and respect. To explain in easy-to-understand terms
what is happening and what is required;
to be at your side during
the process and be at the telephone whenever you call or to return
your call or email within the same day.
You have an absolute
right to switch attorneys at any stage of your
Ask me how I can
speed up your wait to
a few months
or weeks. Most people waiting for
disability benefits have to wait a year and a half before a hearing
and then months for the written decision of the Judge.
|Attorney Merrill Schneider citizen
complaints at Oregon State Bar:
Merrill Schneider confesses that he repeatedly
to a judge and the Oregon State Bar to get his lawyer
license. The truth, Merrill Schneider arrested for drugs in
Canada, and dropped LSD, intoxicated by illegal drugs for
many years of his law practice.
click here for his confession.
- 2001-Client of attorney Merrill Schneider "Shocked"
that Merrill Schneider took illegal drugs (even as an attorney)
lied to the Oregon State Bar and to a judge to get his license
to practice law
- Merrill Schneider "admonished" by Oregon State Bar
for "failing to act competently" as an attorney, "; "neglected
the legal matter she entrusted to you"
- Oregon State Bar demands and explanation! Merrill
Schneider, why did your client trust account check bounce?
- Merrill Schneider blows the statute of limitations so
client cannot sue after hospital made him a cripple
- Merrill Schneider dumps a client after a year and
just before the statute of limitations destroyers her claim
because Schneider "knows" the defendant that harmed his client.
Client doesn't like Schneider's "procrastination
- Merrill Schneider doesn't speak to client for a year
before hearing, doesn't do anything at the trial, lies to client
and his negligence caused client to live in a car
- Merrill Schneider yells at client "what do you
think I'm running here? A Charity? Bring me money!"
Merrill Schneider says he quitting being a lawyer in four
working for Merrill Schneider laughs at client because she is
- Confidential records given to Merrill Schneider. "has my
privacy been breached?" People outside of Merrill
Schneider's office using my confidential records "as fodder for
Attorney Merrill Schneider's assistant,
"Didn't even know who I was!" after being his client since 2004,
"If I had a mechanic like Schneider, I don't think my car would
Attorney Merrill Schneider misses Social
Security filing deadline, after claimant told repeatedly that
things were would done properly states complaint to Oregon State
Bar, Merrill Schneider does not return 4 telephone calls from
Attorney Merrill Schneider does not pass
along evidence provided to Merrill Schneider to the judge and
Social Security claimant loses his case
Attorney Merrill Schneider represents in
his advertising "Free initial consultation" but instead bills
over $100 from client for "consultation"- states
citizen complaint to Oregon State Bar
Oregon State Bar discovers the "Fee
Fairy" that waves a
magic wand and a "free consultation" magically
converts over to a "fee consultation"!
"It clearly does happen!"
Attorney Merrill Schneider fails to
communicate with his client, his office staff brushes off his
Disability Attorneys Merrill Schneider and
Nicole Schneider refusing to give claimant her property in
violation of the law, fiduciary duty to claimant and harming
claimant’s pursuit to obtain Social Security Benefits
Disability Attorney Merrill Schneider
presented fake document to Oregon State Bar in his defense, lied
repeatedly to the Oregon State Bar
Disability victim calls the police on Nicole
Schneider and Merrill Schneider for refusing to give her
medical records back so she can pursue her Social Security
"All they care about is that
they got money. I'm crying over this. I'm praying that someone
will help us. Nicole Schneider has not helped me out"
Disability Lawyer Merrill Schneider charging nearly $175.00 to
change address of Social Security Claimant. Not make request
for hearing priority for terminally ill claimant, not
communicate with client, lack of diligence.
signs contract with client and then tears up the contract.
Client win the case on her own and Merrill Schneider tells her
"never call me again!"
Merrill Schneider "you're fired". Client
is terminally ill but
Schneider does nothing to speed up hearing, refuses to return 5
Merrill Schneider lies to my face and
over and over, does NOTHING on my case and wants
my money, Merrill Schneider, "you're fired!"
Merrill Schneider calls his client a "con
artist", fires the client, won't give up her records but
files a lien on her case even though the client provided the
records to Merrill Schneider
Merrill Schneider lied to me and "did me
Merrill Schneider signs attorney-client
agreement but the paralegal does all the work and Merrill
Schneider does nothing. Schneider's paralegal lies to client
and client must now pay $20,000
here to return to Oregon State Bar Reporter (found on the internet at