Barbara Schneider

Meet Family Law Attorney Barbara Schneider

Barbara Schneider has been a family law attorney since 1984. For over thirty years, Ms. Schneider has been in practice supporting clients in all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, visitation, child and spousal support, property distribution, post-decree litigation and estate planning. A versatile attorney, Barbara provides her clients with a wide range of legal options for resolving their disputes. She provides clients with insight and guidance from a multi-faceted background and a real life, empathy-based perspective.

Prior to joining Petrelli Previtera, LLC, Barbara Schneider worked as a solo practitioner for ten years and as an associate at Giannascoli & Thomas.

Ms. Schneider earned her Juris Doctor from Tulane University. Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Schneider clerked in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, first for President Judge Crumlish and then for The Honorable James Gardner Collins. After clerking in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, Ms. Schneider moved to Chester County, Pennsylvania and began focusing her practice primarily on family law matters such as divorce, custody, adoption and support and litigation associated with those areas, in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Berks and Lancaster Counties.

Barbara is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is working at the firm’s West Chester office. She is available, by appointment, in the Philadelphia and Chester County offices.


  • Juris Doctor, Tulane University of Louisiana
  • Bachelor of Arts University of Pennsylvania

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction, 2018, 2019
  • Recognized as Best of the Main Line, 2020, 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated: Distinguished, 2022

Jurisdiction and Admitted to Practice

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • the State of New Jersey
  • the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • District Court for the District of New Jersey