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  • Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C.
    325 N. LaSalle St. Suite 350
    Chicago, IL 60654
  • (312) 751-1170

Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D. (1987)
  • Honors: Moot Court Advocacy Award (1985)
  • Activities: Annual Survey of American Law: Developments Editor (1986-87), Staff Editor (1985-86), Note, Conviction-Prone Juries In Capital Trials; Research Assistant, Professor David W. Leebron (Summer 1985); Teaching Assistant, Professor William W. Hogan (Spring 1986); Juvenile Justice Program, volunteer high school teacher (1985-87)
  • Cornell University, B.S. (1984)
  • Honors: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honor Society; graduated with distinction
  • Activities: Cornell Jazz Ensemble, Member, Director and President (1980-84); Ithaca Youth Bureau, Volunteer Big Brother (1983-84); Teaching Assistant, Communications (1983, 1984)

Steve Schneck began his legal career in 1987 as a law clerk for the Honorable Hubert Will, assisting with the entire range of Judge Will’s civil cases, at the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and several Courts of Appeals for which Judge Will sat by designation. Thereafter, he was an associate at Hartunian, Futterman & Howard (1989-91), Aram Hartunian & Associates (1991-94) and Robert D. Allison & Associates (1994-2012). Steve and Robert Allison formed a partnership in 2013, Allison & Schneck, LLC, which continued through May, 2017, when Steve left to become Of Counsel to Werman Salas, P.C. Steve joined Miner, Barnhill & Galland as Of Counsel in 2018. Throughout his career, Steve has been responsible for all aspects of civil litigation, in federal and state court, from initial investigations through settlements, mediations, bench trials, jury trials and appellate arguments.

Steve is also a professional jazz musician, performing with prominent musicians in Chicago and leading his own group, the Steve Schneck Quartet, which has produced two CD recordings and performed at many venues throughout Chicago, including at the Chicago Jazz Festival in 2016. Since 1999, Steve has been the director of a jazz band for musicians in grades 5-8 that he founded at Hawthorne Scholastic Academy, a public elementary school in Chicago.

The following is a summary of the subject areas where Steve’s practice has focused.

  • Employment Law

    Steve has represented plaintiffs in individual and class actions involving claims of discrimination in employment, including race, sex, age and handicap discrimination, sexual harassment and unlawful retaliation. His clients have included manufacturing plant workers, hospital staff, municipal sanitation workers, restaurant workers and other service industry workers. Steve has also represented plaintiffs in collective and class actions seeking to recover wages unlawfully denied to minimum and other low income workers working in the restaurant and retail industries.

  • Fraud

    Steve has represented plaintiffs in individual and class actions involving claims of fraud against the government, consumers and securities investors, including nursing home residents fraudulently overcharged for their prescription medications and whistleblowers who alleged that a military contractor defrauded the federal government through the submission of false claims and unlawfully retaliated against them.

  • Education and Housing

    Steve has represented plaintiffs in individual and class actions involving claims of discrimination in education and housing.

  • Corporate Representation

    Steve has also represented corporate clients in litigation concerning breach of contract claims.


Bar Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court (1988)

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar (1989)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1991)

U.S. Supreme Court (2016)

U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York (2017)

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