Meet Michelle Schneiderheinze: Quad Cities Personal Injury Attorney

Michelle Schneiderheinze

Meet Michelle Schneiderheinze, an attorney at our Moline, IL office. Ms. Schneiderheinze graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2000.

Ms. Schneiderheinze has been with VanDerGinst Law since January 2018.

She is a seasoned litigator with almost 20 years of legal experience, and focuses on all areas of personal injury law, including complex and catastrophic injury cases.

Michelle Schneiderheinze was born in St. Louis, MO.


She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and worked as a chemist for several years before attending law school.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2000.

She was an associate editor for The University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy and President of the Myra Bradwell Association of Woman Law Students.


After graduating from law school, Ms. Schneiderheinze spent several years as a law clerk for the Honorable Joe B. McDade, United States District Court Judge, Central District of Illinois.

During her tenure as a law clerk, she assisted court-appointed monitors in Johnson v. Board of Education Champaign Community Unit School District #4, Case No. 00-CV-1349 (C.D. Ill.), a school desegregation case.

She also worked as a staff attorney for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals drafting memorandum and opinions for federal appellate court judges in a variety of civil and criminal law matters.

She practices law in the States of Iowa and Illinois, as well as various Federal Court Districts including the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Though not currently practicing this type of law, she is also a registered Patent Attorney.

Contact VanDerGinst Law

If you or a loved one have been injured, contact VanDerGinst Law today.

We have knowledgeable and experienced attorneys who can help guide you through the complexities of your case and help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve.

The consultation is free and there is never a fee unless we win.

Call VanDerGinst Law at 800-797-5391.

The law is tough, being injured is tougher. We’ll make it easier for you.

The information contained on this website is presented by VanDerGinst Law P.C. It is not intended nor should it be construed as professional legal advice. The information is general in nature about the Firm, the scope of services we offer, and our community outreach, it is not legal advice. Please contact us by phone, email, mail, or via this website for inquiries. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please contact a personal injury attorney for a consultation regarding your situation. This website is not intended to solicit clients outside the State of Iowa and/or the State of Illinois.

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