Butts, Schneider & Butts, LLP

155 S Lake St.
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Phone: 651-464-6162
Fax: 651-464-8180

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Additional hours are available by appointment

Payment options

  • Bank Checks
  • Cash
  • Credit Cards
  • Personal Checks

James F. Schneider


Attorney and partner

For 35 years, Jim has been litigating cases across the state of Minnesota, in the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, and the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Jim primarily practices in:

  • Family Law
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation
Child Custody Paper


Jim graduated cum laude from the University of St. Thomas in 1975 and received his commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force the same year. In 1978, Jim graduated from Hamline University School of Law.

Honors and community

Jim is AV® rated by the prestigious Martindale Hubble Law Directory. Jim is also qualified by the Minnesota Supreme Court to serve as a mediator and neutral in civil cases and has been an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association for over 25 years.
Outside of his law practice, Jim enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, playing bridge, and spending time at his cabin on Lake Vermilion with his wife of 30 years, three children, and two yellow labs.

Bar admissions:

  • Minnesota State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Get experienced legal representation

Butts, Schneider & Butts, LLP is here for your legal needs in Forest lake, MN.
Contact us today to make an appointment with our team.