Hi, and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Andrea Schneider, and I have been licensed as a California attorney for over 30 years. As an attorney, my goal is to provide quality counsel to good people dealing with the toughest situations of their lives. I focus my practice primarily on family law and criminal defense. I am also a trained mediator, which helps me approach family law cases with a unique perspective. From my office in La Mesa, I serve San Diego, El Cajon, Lemon Grove, and the surrounding communities.
I have also served as President of the Foothills Bar Association (now known as the East County San Diego Bar Association/ECSDBA) for 2 years (2020 & 2021) and now continue to be a board member.
I grew up in Illinois and had three goals when I was young: to be an attorney, to be a mom, and to live in California. I am extremely grateful to have achieved all of these goals.
I realize that any legal situation can be stressful and expensive. Its outcome can dramatically impact your life from every possible angle. Acting as your legal advocate, I will work to decrease the stress you are experiencing by offering affordable and effective legal counsel. When you come to my firm, you will find that I am a hard worker and results-driven, but also very approachable and passionate about helping people.
Because I am a solo practitioner, you get the benefit of working directly with me on your case. I will be with you from start to finish, and I will treat you like you’re my only client. Your best interests will become my interests and I will always be accessible to you. I will work closely with you to answer the question: What is your biggest problem, and how can I help?
I am a proud mother of two children, and this experience has impacted my practice in a number of ways. In family law matters in particular, I understand exactly how parents feel when they are navigating divorce proceedings or dealing with complex custody disputes. I help my clients focus on what’s best for their children while also addressing their needs.
My goal as your attorney will be to find out exactly what you want, discuss your options, and confidently approach the matter to pursue a swift and positive outcome.
When I’m not working, I enjoy exercising, running, yoga, lifting weights, growing succulents, and spending time with my family and dogs. I love the San Diego lifestyle and being outdoors.
A Collaborative ApproachI will strategize and develop a game plan that will help you achieve your goals, all while staying within your budget.
Protecting Your Interests
I have your best interest at heart and in mind. I will patiently listen to what you want, need and value.
Thoughtful & CaringI truly care about my clients and am here to help them with any legal matter they are facing.
Family Comes FirstAs a mother of two, I understand it is important to do what's best for you and your family. You can trust I will do just that for you.
Direct Attorney Access
When you call my office, you get me! You will not be handed off. I live and breathe your case. I will be with you every step of the way.
Personalized AttentionI treat my clients like family, not case numbers. My clients get the personal attention that their case deserves.