Maria K. Schneider


Maria Kysely Schneider is a Shareholder whose practice focuses on civil litigation. Her practice encompasses state and federal court litigation from pre-suit through appeals, with a particular emphasis on defending health care providers in malpractice proceedings.  Ms. Schneider’s clients include physicians, clinics, nurses, hospitals, midwives and other health care providers throughout Wisconsin.  She also represents physicians, nurses, midwives and social workers in administrative hearings before their respective licensing boards.  She also has a general liability defense practice which includes automobile and premises liability cases.

Ms. Schneider is a frequent lecturer to health care providers on licensing issues and risk prevention.

Recognized by her peers as a litigation specialist, Ms. Schneider was selected every year between 2007 – 2012 as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer – Rising Star and every year between 2013 – 2016 as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer in the area of medical malpractice defense.  She is Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated.

J.D., Marquette University Law School, 1999
Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude, Public Policy and Administration, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater,1996

Professional Affiliations
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
Milwaukee Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Defense Counsel
Wisconsin Society for Healthcare Risk Management

Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice; Professional Liability; Nursing Liability; Insurance Defense


• Super Lawyers: 2013 – 2016
• Rising Stars: 2007 – 2012