Elena Schneider

Elena Schneider

Legal Assistant

Elena joined McManis Faulkner in 1999.  She has over 20 years of experience as a civil litigation legal assistant working on high profile litigation matters in federal, state and appellate courts.

She has supported cases involving business litigation, commercial litigation, complex litigation, intellectual property, trade secret, probate litigation, and insurance defense matters. She is well-versed in civil procedure, local, state and federal rules, calendaring and docketing, and has experience with all aspects of case work up to and including trial and post-trial.

Elena is a long-time member of the Santa Clara County Legal Professionals Association (SCCLPA).  She received the 2016 SCCLPA President’s Award and currently serves on its Executive Board as Parliamentarian.  She is also a Notary Public and member of the National Notary Association.  Elena is a California Certified Legal Secretary (CCLS).  This certification is achieved by passing a comprehensive examination on topics such as California legal procedures, legal terminology, reasoning and ethics, and communications.  As a CCLS, Elena belongs to a select group of qualified legal professionals whose skills have been tested and proved.  

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