About Kneisler & Schondel
The firm of Kneisler & Schondel has been servicing the needs of hard working individuals like yourself for 21 years.
Our team of experts in the areas of workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability benefits bring their years of experience to each and every case to deliver the highest results in the shortest amount of time possible.
To treat each and every case as if it is our own
Mr. Schondel was born and raised in San Diego. He graduated from California State University Sacramento in 1985, and spent the next seven years working as a police officer with the San Diego Police Department. While working “around-the-clock” as a police officer, Mr. Schondel attended law school at Western State University College of Law (aka: Thomas Jefferson School of Law). He married his wife Sandy in 1990, and the two of them completed law school together in 1991. They then relocated to Sonoma County where Mr. Schondel took a job with a local firm representing injured workers. After a couple of years with that firm, he decided to venture out to practice law on his own, and partnered with Jim Kneisler, Jr. Although Mr. Kneisler and Mr. Schondel have had a variety of law partners over the years, they were the original founding partners of Kneisler & Schondel. Mr. Schondel has been representing injured workers, and been a member of the California Applicant’s Attorneys Association (CAAA) for 23 years. He has been a certified specialist in workers compensation law (California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California) for the past 19 years. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), and has handled nearly 400 social security hearings.
Matthew A Schondel, Esq., is a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation by “the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
He and his wife are the proud parents of two beautiful teenage daughters who will be heading off to college in no time. Mr. Schondel dabbles with rhythm guitar and enjoys jamming with friends. He is an avid runner, downhill skier, and football fan.
Email Matthew at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Dedicated Legal Team
Notary Public, Case Manager
Grisel has been with Kneisler & Schondel for over 13 years. As the Office Manager & Legal Assistant, she handles various tasks in the office such as case management, spending time with new and existing clients, specifically Spanish speaking clients and helps run the office. Learn More
WC Paralegal / Case Manager
Joe has been with Kneisler & Schondel for over 18 years. As the office Paralegal and Hearing Representative specializing in Workers Compensation Law, he helps clients understand the process and system in which they’ve found themselves as injured workers. Learn More
Teresa has been with Kneisler & Schondel for 9 years. As the receptionist at Kneisler & Schondel, she specializes in front office assistance and she is responsible for welcoming clients, answering phone calls, and support tasks. Learn More