Michael H. Schneider Sr.

Personal

Birthday: 
1943
Birthplace: 
San Antonio, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Assistant district attorney, Harris County, Texas, 1971-1975
Private practice, Texas, 1975-1976, 1989-1990
General attorney, Dresser Industries, Inc., 1976-1980
Judge (part-time), West University Place [Texas] Municipal Court, 1978-1990
General attorney, Bawden Drilling, Inc., 1980-1986
General solicitor, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1986-1989
Presiding judge, Harris County [Texas] One Hundred and Fifty-Seventh District Court, 1990-1996
Chief justice, First Court of Appeals of Texas, 1996-2002
Justice, Supreme Court of Texas, 2002-2004

Education

Name of School: 
Lon Morris College
Degree: 
A.A.
Degree Year: 
1963
Name of School - Second: 
Stephen F. Austin State University
Degree - Second: 
B.S.
Degree Year - Second: 
1965
Name of School - Third: 

University of Houston Law Center

UH Law Center boasts a number of programs that span the panoply of legal issues- health law, intellectual property & information law, consumer law, energy & environmental law, criminal justice. Two of our institutes, which oversee the UH Law Center programs, are considered among the best in the country: Health Law & Policy Institute and Intellectual Property & Information Law.

Degree - Third: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1970
Name of School - Fourth: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Fourth: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Fourth: 
2001

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Court Name: 

Texas Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
9/10/2004
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