Mary M. White Schneider attended Hendrix College and graduated from the University of Tulsa as an Honor Graduate with a B.A. in History.

She then attended the University of Tulsa Law School and obtained her Juris Doctor in 1987.

Mary began her legal career working for the insurance defense firm of Joseph Paulk & Associates, in Tulsa. Mary moved to Arkansas in 1989 to join the Slinkard Law Firm and practiced there until 1996, when she became a partner in the firm of Cochran, Schneider & Croxton, P.A. She joined Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik in November 2001. Her main areas of practice are domestic relations, family law, litigation, mediation and ad litem.  She is a board member of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton Co. and former member of the Benton County Sunshine School.  Her family law mediation practice is an important part of her practice and she has given many speeches on family law and mediation. She recently received training on “Meeting the Unique Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Clients in Mediation.”

Additional Information:

Position: Partner


  • United States District Court, Arkansas,
  • Western United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • All Courts in Arkansas


  • University of Tulsa Law School – Tulsa, Oklahoma, Juris Doctor, 1987
  • Hendrix College, Arkansas – Bachelor of Arts in History, 1984

Civic Organizations:

  • Board Member Single Parent Scholarship Fund
  • Past Commissioner, Arkansas Early Childhood Commission
  • Former Board Member of Benton County Sunshine School


  • Benton County Bar Association
  • Past President, Benton County Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Arkansas Conflict Resolution Association

Additional Information:

  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified Ad Litem



Areas of Practice:

Learn more about Mary Schneider in her interview with Sean Keith on Inside Look At Legal here:

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