Steven P. Schneck joined Werman Salas P.C. in June 2017, following a 30-year career representing plaintiffs in public interest oriented litigation. Steve’s practice at Werman Salas focuses on multi-plaintiff class and collective actions involving wage and hour claims. Steve also represents plaintiffs in matters involving discrimination in employment (race, sex, age and disability) and fraud against the government, consumers and securities investors.
Steve began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Hubert L. Will, Senior District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Thereafter, Steve worked as an associate at Hartunian, Futterman & Howard, Chtd. and Aram A. Hartunian & Associates, before joining Robert D. Allison & Associates in 1994. Steve and Robert Allison formed Allison & Schneck, LLC in 2013, where Steve was a partner until he joined Werman & Salas in 2017.
Steve received his Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law in 1987. While in law school, Steve was the Developments Editor and Staff Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law, recipient of the Moot Court Advocacy Award, and a law intern for the Federal Defender, Legal Aid Society.
Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University, where he graduated with distinction in 1984. At Cornell, Steve was a member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honor Society, President and Director of the Cornell Jazz Ensemble and a Volunteer Big Brother.
Steve is also a professional jazz musician, including as the leader of the Steve Schneck Quartet, which has produced two CDs and performed at the 2017 Chicago Jazz Festival. Since 2009, Steve has directed the Hawthorne Scholastic Academy Jazz Ensemble, a Chicago public elementary school jazz ensemble he founded.
Steve is admitted to practice in Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois, the Western District of New York, the Seventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Year Joined Firm
Areas of Practice
- Wage and hour class and collective actions
- Employment discrimination litigation
- Government, consumer and securities fraud
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
- Seventh Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
New York University School of Law
J.D. – 1987
B.S., with distinction – 1984
Honors and Awards
- Moot Court Advocacy Award, Moot Court Advocacy Award, attorney_honor_year
Past Employment Positions
- Allison & Schneck, Partner
- Aram A. Hartunian & Associates,
- Hartunian, Futterman & Howard, Chtd.,