First Name: Michael
Middle Name: H.
Last Name: Schneider
Judge Identification Number: 3078
Date of Birth: 1943
Race or Ethnicity: White
Assistant district attorney, Harris County, Texas, 1971-1975
Private practice, Texas, 1975-1976, 1989-1990
General attorney, Dresser Industries, Inc., 1976-1980
Judge (part-time), West University Place [Texas] Municipal Court, 1978-1990
General attorney, Bawden Drilling, Inc., 1980-1986
General solicitor, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1986-1989
Presiding judge, Harris County [Texas] One Hundred and Fifty-Seventh District Court, 1990-1996
Chief justice, First Court of Appeals of Texas, 1996-2002
Justice, Supreme Court of Texas, 2002-2004
Name of School: Lon Morris College
Degree year: 1963
Name of School - Second: Stephen F. Austin State University
Degree - Second: B.S.
Degree year - Second: 1965
Name of School - Third: University of Houston Law Center
Degree - Third: J.D.
Degree year - Third: 1970
Name of School - Fourth: University of Virginia School of Law
Degree - Fourth: LL.M.
Degree year - Fourth: 2001
Court Name: U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
President Name: George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: Republican
Commission Date: 09/10/2004
Retirement from Active Service: 01/07/2016
Date of Termination: 10/01/2016
Termination specific reason: Retirement