Richard A. Schnoll

Richard A. Schnoll



Richard Schnoll concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Schnoll is the former Managing Attorney for Jacoby & Meyers’ Personal Injury Practice and was an Assistant District Attorney, Kings County, New York. He was also a senior executive in a technology company. Mr. Schnoll edits the NJcaraccidentlawblog where he writes about the many issues related to automobile collisions and insurance.

Mr. Schnoll is a former adjunct professor at Montclair State University.

Mr. Schnoll has extensive trial experience. As Managing Attorney at Jacoby & Meyers, Mr. Schnoll led the litigation teams that secured a multimillion-dollar settlement for a brain- damaged teenager who drowned in a motel pool and a multimillion-dollar verdict against a municipality for negligence resulting in serious leg injuries. At the time, it was the largest upheld verdict of its kind in New York State.

Mr. Schnoll previously held NASD Series 7 and 66 licenses as well as Life and Health Insurance licenses in New Jersey and New York.

Mr. Schnoll is also active in his community and has been appointed to the Advisory Committee to the Mayor in Woodcliff Lake, NJ.

Mr. Schnoll was included in the list of Bergen’s “Top Lawyers” in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, by (201) Magazine, in Medical Malpractice, Negligence and Personal Injury.

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  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • SUNY Stony Brook, B.A.

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • California
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


Mr. Schnoll is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Bergen County Bar Association. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Representative Matters

$1.6 million award for injuries sustained in a car accident

Smith v. Paterson, 88 A.D.2d 917 (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dept. 1982) (Article 78 proceeding challenging the suspension of a real estate broker’s license)

Celestial Food Corp of Coram, Inc., v. N.Y.S. Liquor Authority, 99 A.D.2d 25 (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dept. 1984) (Article 78 proceeding challenging ruling of the NY State Liquor Authority requiring corporation to seal access to an adjoining game room)


“Mediation and Due Process in Special Education Cases,” Saddle Brook, New Jersey (March 2011)

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