Schneider, Linda

Schneider, Linda J. Partner

Schneider, Linda J. Partner

Practice Focus

Linda J. Schneider is a partner in the Litigation practice at Tressler LLP. She concentrates her practice in the areas of aviation, product and general civil litigation. She has represented clients in commercial and general aviation matters, including issues of flight instruction, aircraft maintenance and rebuild, component part design and performance, and alleged airline and airport negligence, as well as matters involving the NTSB and the FAA. She has been involved in litigation arising out of the ValuJet Flight 592, Comair Flight 3272, Comair Flight 5191 and Concorde crashes, the Southwest Flight 1248 overrun at Midway Airport, and many other commercial and general aviation accidents and incidents.

Professional Background

Linda has achieved an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • International Aviation Womens Association, Member


Representative Experience

  • Sardak v. Cook County Forest Preserve District, et al. (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois and Illinois Appellate Court)
  • O’Hern v. Delta Air Lines, Inc., 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7544 N.D. Ill. 1995)
  • MU-2B-60 crash near Zwingle, Iowa, 1993 - U.S.A. and Hartzell v. State of South Dakota (Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, South Dakota)
  • Getz v. United States Taekwon-Do, et al. (Illinois Appellate Court, First Dist., First Div., No. 92-404 (Rule 23 opinion))
  • Comair Airlines Flight 3272, Monroe, MI - In Re Air Crash Near Monroe, MI on Jan. 9, 1997, 97-MD-1178 (U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Mich., S. Div.)
  • Tarom Air Flight 371, Romania - Chung v. Delta Air Lines, Inc.. et al. (U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Ill.)
  • United Air Lines Flight 826, Japan - Morishita v. United Air Lines, et al. (U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Ill.)
  • United Air Lines Flight 1536, Milwaukee, WI, class action litigation - Rudman. v. United Air Lines, Inc., Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois)
  • Midair Collision near Waukegan, Illinois – Collins v. U.S.A., et al. (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois and U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Ill., consol. cases)
  • LAPA Flight 3142, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Snyder-Stulginskis v. United Air Lines, Inc. (Illinois Appellate Court, First Dist., First Div., No. 1-03-2510 (Rule 23 opinion)
  • Concorde crash - Paris, France - various litigation in Harris County, Texas; U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Texas; U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. Florida; U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D.N.Y.; and France)
  • Air Wisconsin Flight 5877 - Deahl vs. Air Wisconsin., 2003 WL 22843073 (N.D. Ill. November 26, 2003)
  • Southwest Airlines Flight 1248, Chicago, IL - various litigation (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois and U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Ill.)
  • Comair Airlines Flight 5191, Lexington, KY - In Re:  Air Crash at Lexington, Kentucky, August 27, 2006 (E.D. Kentucky, Lexington)
  • Kenya Airways Flight 507, Cameroon - Pettitt v. Boeing, e t al. (2010 WL 3861066 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 28, 2010); Claisse v. Boeing., et al. (2010 WL 3861073 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 28, 2010); Patricia v. Boeing., et al. (2010 WL 3861077 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 28, 2010)
  • Sudan Airways Flight 109, Khartoum, Sudan – various litigation (Circuit Court of Cook County, IL and the U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Ill.)
  • Qantas Flight QF 72, near Learmonth, Australia – Amorim v. Airbus, NGGEC (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois)
  • Afriqiyah Airways Flight 8U771, Libya – Johnson v. Airbus, et al. (U.S. Dist. Ct. N.D. Ill.)
  • Airlines PNG Flight CG1600, Papua New Guinea – Renagi v. Bombardier, et al. (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois)


National Institute on Aviation Litigation, You Just Made the List! The NTSB’s 10 Most Wanted (Aviation) and How They Got There, New York, June 13, 2019
Tressler Talks Seminar, Difficulties and Disagreements - Resolving Written Discovery Conflicts in the Digital Age, September 27, 2018
ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) conference, Aviation and Litigation in Today’s World, Personal Jurisdiction-The Unanswered Questions, Washington, D.C., October 20, 2017