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About Keith

Mr. Schneider is a partner of Maguire Schneider Hassay, LLP where his practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment law, general litigation, complex litigation, white collar crime, banking law, municipal law, administrative law, real estate law, and class action. Mr. Schneider began his legal career serving as Judicial Law Clerk for Honorable Richard B. Metcalf working with the Franklin County Probate Court in Columbus, Ohio from 1986 until 1988. He then served as the Senior Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable George C. Smith, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, in Columbus, Ohio, from 1989 until 1991. Mr. Schneider began his private practice at Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease in Columbus, Ohio as an Associate from 1991 to 1995 concentrating in the law firm's labor and employment section. While employed by Vorys Mr. Schneider successfully defended the firm's fortune 500 clients across the nation in employment based claims. He also represented in central Ohio and statewide Vorys' other business clients in a wide array of employment related matters. Mr. Schneider joined Maguire Schneider Hassay, L.L.P. in 1995 and became Partner in 1998. Mr. Schneider has also been appointed as Special Master by Federal District Court, Southern District to implement a class action settlement. He was appointed Special Counsel by the Honorable Betty Montgomery, Ohio Attorney General 1996-2002, by the Honorable Jim Petro, Ohio Attorney General 2002-2006, by the Honorable Richard Cordray, Ohio Attorney General 2009-2010, and by the Honorable Mike DeWine 2011-. Mr. Schneider has acted as Special Counsel for Ohio Department of Insurance, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Lima Technical College, The Rehabilitation Services Commission, and Ohio Department of Mental Health while continuing to represent the law firm's regular clients. During Mr. Schneider tenure representing two Ohio Attorney's General, he successfully represented both The Ohio State University and Ohio University in Federal Court on claims of racial, national origin, ADA, FMLA and Title IX discrimination cases. Mr. Schneider has also effectively defended many Ohio based large and small employers on discrimination and other employment issues. He has been appointed and served as Special Prosecutor for Hamilton County, Ohio in 2012. Mr. Schneider routinely provides employment advice on employment matters, prepares and reviews company policies and manuals for compliance, and has been involved in many reorganization efforts of Maguire Schneider Hassay, LLP's clients.

Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation, Collection, Employment, Federal, Northern District Courts, Southern District Courts, U. S. Court of Appeals.


  • Cincinnati Magazine Super Lawyers from 2005-2017
  • 2011-2017 he was further distinguished by Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 in Columbus, Life Member of the United States Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference.


  • American Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association