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At our law firm, we understand the profound impact that facing criminal allegations can have on individuals and their families. Our staff have firsthand experience navigating the complexities of the legal system, as some members of our team have faced similar legal challenges. We empathize with the struggles you may be encountering and are here to provide compassionate support during this difficult time.

Our team is committed to offering not only expert legal guidance but also a caring and understanding approach to address your needs comprehensively. Our goal is to provide you with the support and resources necessary to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

No matter the complexity of your situation, you can trust our experienced staff to advocate fiercely on your behalf and to be there for you every step of the way. Your peace of mind and well-being are our top priorities, and we are here to help in any way we can.

Trust Us

At our law firm, we understand the profound impact that facing criminal allegations can have on individuals and their families. Our staff have firsthand experience navigating the complexities of the legal system, as some members of our team have faced similar legal challenges. We empathize with the struggles you may be encountering and are here to provide compassionate support during this difficult time.

Our team is committed to offering not only expert legal guidance but also a caring and understanding approach to address your needs comprehensively. Our goal is to provide you with the support and resources necessary to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

No matter the complexity of your situation, you can trust our experienced staff to advocate fiercely on your behalf and to be there for you every step of the way. Your peace of mind and well-being are our top priorities, and we are here to help in any way we can.

Best Criminal Defence Attorney Aaron J. Shnider

Mr. Shnider’s About Me

With over 13 years of qualified experience, Attorney Aaron J. Shnider has been handling serious criminal charges as a trial attorney. He is also the founder of the Shnider Law Firm, with himself leading the team as a trial attorney. When he was a teenager, he realized his passion for defending criminally accused individuals led him to become an industry-renowned attorney.

Attorney Aaron J. Shnider, will exploit any weaknesses in the evidence against you by understanding how law enforcement and prosecutors conduct investigations, collect evidence, and approach their cases. A thorough understanding of California’s legal system can be especially beneficial when it comes to reducing or dismissing charges or obtaining favorable verdicts.

Andrew Vandeveld, Attorney

Andy Vandeveld is a dedicated and experienced criminal defense attorney known for unwavering commitment to justice and his clients. With a strong background in criminal law, Andy has successfully represented numerous individuals facing a wide range of charges. His dedication to thorough case preparation and effective courtroom representation has resulted in numerous dismissals, reduced charges and acquittals.
Andy understands the stress and uncertainty that individuals facing criminal charges may experience, and he provides compassionate and client-centered, personalized legal approach to each client and each case. He provides support throughout the legal process.

The Victorian Law Offices 181 Devine Street
The Victorian Law Offices 181 Devine Street

David Lamb, Paralegal

David has over 23 years of rich experience across various legal domains. A graduate from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, he is twice the recipient of the prestigious “American Jurisprudence Award” and a graduate with distinction. David was a Deputy Public Defender IV at San Diego Public Defender’s Office for nearly twenty years where he conducted more than 100 jury trials to verdict and over 35 juvenile adjudications as well as successfully defended several high-profile media cases. He was also the Head of Recruitment & Training. While working as a Public Defender, he also was an Instructor of Criminal Law & Procedure within the University of San Diego’s Paralegal Program. He also received the Distinguished Instructor Award during this period for his utter dedication toward teaching and valuable contribution to legal education.

Ben Adams, Paralegal

Having personally weathered representation by criminal defense attorneys, Ben has come to appreciate, first-hand, the importance of a team which not only zealously advocates for its clients, but which also intimately understands the day-to-day realities of being accused of life-changing allegations. In addition to lending a profoundly empathetic ear to the experiences and concerns of our firm’s clients, Ben is also committed to using his years of complex negotiation experience to devise creative solutions and search for novel strategies to favorably resolve cases.

The Victorian Law Offices 181 Devine Street
The Victorian Law Offices 181 Devine Street

Pablo Molina, Paralegal

Born in the beautiful country of Colombia, he is a dedicated paralegal with 3 years of experience providing comprehensive support to legal professionals. Proven ability to manage a high volume of legal tasks while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. Skilled in leveraging technology to streamline processes and enhance productivity. Excels at building rapport with clients and providing exceptional customer service. Possesses a solutions-oriented mindset and consistently seeks out creative approaches to resolve challenges.

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Florence Layon, Executive assistant

Florence, originally a pharmacist by profession, found new avenues during the pandemic and now serves as an executive assistant to Attorney Shnider. She is passionate about aiding others to the fullest extent of her capabilities.

Outside of work, Florence dedicates her time to supporting the chapel and her affiliated organization. In envisioning her retirement, she dreams of a simple life, ideally spending her days in a humble hut, embracing tranquility for the rest of her days.

Jennifer Caballero, Legal assistant

Jennifer was born in Costa Rica where they say ¨Pura Vida¨(Pure life). She is a dedicated legal assistant here to assist you with your legal troubles. With over three years of experience within the legal system, she arrives with a mission and passion for aiding those in need, she will strive to make your legal journey as smooth and stress-free as possible. Ensuring that you receive the assistance and advocacy you deserve. During her spare time, she loves exploring the outdoors through hiking and camping in her state. She’s an adventurer at heart, eager to travel the world, meet new people, experience diverse cultures, and savor delicious cuisines.

The Victorian Law Offices 181 Devine Street
The Victorian Law Offices 181 Devine Street

Elmira Shahriari , Marketing Research Analyst

Dr. Elmira Shahriari is a seasoned Market Research Analyst at Shnider Law Firm, boasting over seven years of experience in the field. With a Ph.D. in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing and Consumer Behavior, Elmira is adept at leveraging data-driven insights to inform strategic decisions. Her role involves gathering and analyzing market data to identify patterns and opportunities, contributing significantly to the firm’s strategic direction. Prior to joining the firm, Elmira served as an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Georgia Southern University, where she led various research projects and demonstrated her commitment to advancing knowledge in the field. Passionate about mentorship and personal development, Elmira is dedicated to helping individuals unlock their potential and achieve their goals.

Milton Huang , Legal Assistant

Milton is from Nicaragua, situated in the heart of Central America. As a diligent legal assistant, he exemplifies reliability and commitment, always ready to exceed expectations in supporting your endeavors. Beyond his legal work, Milton values cherished moments with friends and family, prioritizing quality time to nurture these relationships.

The Victorian Law Offices 181 Devine Street
The Victorian Law Offices 181 Devine Street

Danielle Dizon, Executive Assistant

Elle, originally from the Philippines, brings over 6 years of dedicated experience as an executive assistant, providing invaluable support to senior executives. Her commitment to assisting others extends beyond her professional role, where she finds fulfillment in offering help wherever needed. Outside of work, Elle treasures quality time with her family, exploring the beauty of the outdoors together and creating lasting memories.

Juan Santovenia, Paralegal

Infused with the vibrancy of Cuban heritage and the warmth of Nicaraguan life, Juan brings a friendly and approachable spirit to his role as a Paralegal at Shnider Law. Graduating in 2015 from one of Central America’s most distinguished universities, boasting a 200-year legacy, Juan possesses a strong foundation across various legal disciplines. But his talents extend far beyond legal documents! When not tackling complex cases, Juan enjoys delving into the world of technology. A true advocate at heart, he’s passionate about leveraging his diverse skillset and knowledge to provide exceptional legal support for his clients. Beach days are a must for Juan, where you might find him cheering on his favorite sports team (he’s a big fan!) or simply relaxing by the shore. A self-proclaimed foodie, Juan loves exploring new restaurants and cuisines whenever he gets the chance.

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