David B. Schneidewind

David B. Schneidewind

Belleville, Illinois

Dave has a varied practice as a result of the diversity of his experience as an attorney.  He represents railroads in Federal Employers Liability Act cases, as well as toxic tort matters, he represents doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice matters, and he has a growing concentration in the field of county and municipal law.  He serves as legal cousel to the Zoning Board of Appeals of St. Clair County, Illinois, a populous Illinois county in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area.  Dave has served as an Assistant State's Attorney in St. Clair County handling civil, zoning and environmental matters for the county and its governmental departments.  Currently, Dave is serving as a special Assistant State's Attorney in St. Clair County.  He also serves as an arbitrator for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court, St. Clair County, Illinois. 

Dave is general counsel to the Ainad Shriners, E. St. Louis, IL,  serves on the Board of Governors, Executive Committee, at Shriners Hospitals for Children--St. Louis, Missouri, and is the current President of the St. Clair County Bar Association. 

Away from his law practice, Dave is very committed to volunteering for several civic, charitable and fraternal orgnaizations to which he devotes his time.  Dave is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys golf.   Dave and his family reside in a small, rural Southern Illinois town where the Schneidewind family has long had its roots.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Railroad Defense (FELA)
  • 20% State and Municipal Law
  • 10% Medical Malpractice Defense
  • 10% Toxic Tort Defense
  • 10% General Commercial Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2004
  • Kentucky, 2006
  • Missouri, 2007
  • Tennessee, 2007
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2016


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • Juris Doctorate - 2000
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1997
    • Major: Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Illinois State Bar Association
  • The St. Clair County Bar Association, President, 2017 - 2018
  • The Kentucky Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Ainad Shriners (General Counsel), 2008 - Present
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children (St. Louis, Missouri), 2015 - Present