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In addition to assisting Erin in the representation of attorneys and applicants before the State Bar of California, Ann has experience representing clients before the following California licensing boards:

  • Medical Board of California
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • Board of Registered Nursing
  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Dental Board of California
  • Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing
  • Physical Therapy Board
  • Veterinary Medical Board

Ann C. Schneider

Attorney at Law

Ann’s Practice Areas Include:

  • State Bar Discipline
  • Moral Character Determination Proceedings
  • State Bar Reinstatement
  • Professional Licensing and Discipline
  • Ethics Consultations
  • Civil Litigation and Appellate Projects and Consultations

Ann also provides civil litigation and appellate project and consultation services to sole and small firm practitioners who need workload assistance or a fresh perspective on meeting their litigation objectives.   Ann has over 29 years’ experience practicing before state and federal trial and appellate courts and administrative tribunals, with emphasis on the representation of health care and other professionals before state licensing boards and in civil litigation; professional malpractice; first-party and third-party insurance defense (life, health, disability, and errors and omissions); business litigation (contract disputes, fraud, wrongful termination, unfair competition and qui tam), personal injury, elder abuse, and family law.


  • UCLA School of Law (J.D. 1991, Law Review)
  • California State University Los Angeles, (B.A. magna cum laude 1988, political science/public administration)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • LACBA Small Firm and Sole Practitioner Section, Executive Committee Member
  • LACBA Appellate Section, Member
  • LACBA Access to Justice Committee, Member
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • The Esquire Network

 Published Opinions

Conservatorship of A.E., 45 Cal. App. 5th 277 (2020)
Daza v. Los Angeles Community College Dist
., 247 Cal. App. 4th 260 (2016)
Dickens v. Provident Life & Accident Ins. Co., 117 Cal. App. 4th 705 (2004)
Wady v. Provident Life and Accident Ins. Co., 216 F. Supp. 2d 1060 (C.D. Cal. 2002)
Soltani v. Western & Southern Life Ins. Co., 258 F.3d 1038 (9th Cir. 2001)
Cardiner v. Provident Life and Accident Ins. Co., 158 F. Supp. 2d 1088 (C.D. Cal. 2001)
Potvin v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 22 Cal. 4th 1060 (2000)
Simon v. Value Behavioral Health, Inc., 955 F. Supp. 93 (C.D. Cal. 1997), aff’d, 208 F.3d 1073 (9th Cir. 2000)



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