Eric has practiced for his entire career at Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP where he has handled over 30 trials and numerous appeals, specializing in employment law, representation of financial institutions, and casualty defense. He views litigation from an actuarial perspective to aid clients in achieving optimal results whether by way of exploring early settlement, vigorously defending clients, or some combination of those approaches. He strives to provide clients with recommendations and the information they require to make informed decisions and then carries out the litigation plan while keeping clients fully informed of all pertinent developments.

He has served as president of both the Surety Claims Association and the Association of Real Estate Attorneys and has been a long time member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel where he was vice chair of the employment section.

Eric is now a proud grandpa twice over. He is nearing completion of his quest to finish marathons in all 50 states + DC.


  • University Of California, Los Angeles
    • J.D., 1980
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    • B.A., Economics, 1976

Admissions & Associations

Bar admissions 

  • California
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Association of Real Estate Attorneys

Speaking & Publications


  • Mr. Schneider has been published in multiple journals regarding employment law, ethics, and professional negligence.
  • Chapter in “Resolving Employee Disputes & Litigation,” Aspatore Publications
  • “The Art of Compromise, CCP §998 Offers Revisited,” Los Angeles County Bar Journal
  • “Family Responsibility Discrimination: An Emerging Theory of Liability or Garden Variety Gender Discrimination?,” Professional Liability Underwriting Society Journal


Selected representative matters

  • Foothill Federal Credit Union v. Superior Court:  The financial institution responded to a subpoena by producing private records beyond the scope of the subpoena.  The plaintiff sued for invasion of privacy and asked for $300,000 in damages. The Second District Court of Appeal directed the trial court to reverse its ruling overruling the defendant’s demurrer and dismiss the case on the basis of the litigation privilege.
  • Fortenberry v. Red Robin International, Inc.:  The plaintiff applied for a position at a restaurant she was patronizing.  She claimed that she was sexually assaulted by six staff members and sought $1,000,000 in damages.  After a three week trial, the jury found for the defense.
  • Khan v. Brett:  The court granted non-suit in favor of a medical doctor who faced claims of fraud and the like from an employee improperly claiming shares of the profits.
  • Schoenbaum v. Silver Lakes Association:  Court granted summary judgment in favor of homeowners’ association employer on the basis that notwithstanding the plaintiff’s claim that the defendant was motivated to terminate him because he had acted to protect employees’ privacy rights.  The defendant established that good cause for the termination trumped the plaintiff’s assertions.

Community Involvement

  • Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic


  • Private Attorney of the Year, Constitutional Rights Foundation

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