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The Firm

Attorneys Andrew Good, Michael Schneider, Philip Cormier and Syrie Fried have a national reputation for excellence based on decades of experience in representing clients in criminal, civil and regulatory cases before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies. We represent clients at all stages of proceedings, including grand jury investigations, trials, sentencing, appeals, forfeiture and post-conviction litigation. Our practice areas range from federal white-collar and state court criminal offenses to scientific research misconduct, academic misconduct, professional licensing matters, and the defense of free speech and civil liberties.

Who We Are

Andrew GoodPartner
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Michael R. SchneiderPartner
Philip G. Cormier Partner
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Syrie FriedPartner
Benjamin Brooks Partner

“I hired Mr. Schneider for a case after he came highly referred by some of the best legal minds I know.  They were not wrong in their evaluation.  Mr. Schneider is not only a first rate lawyer, but a first rate human being.  The case involved complicated aspects of science, human psychology, differences in legal versus academic ground rules for evidence, and complicated socio-political dynamics.  Mr. Schneider educated himself at the highest level on all of these issues, guided the entire process, weighed in when he thought I was making a mistake, and provided the right level of empathy to keep the case moving, one that took almost five years to resolve.  Mr. Schneider was also highly sensitive to the financials, and kept me on task so that the bill wouldn’t climb out of control.  Since finishing the case, I have referred Mr. Schneider to others, and would do so again.  He has the kind of brilliant mind that one hopes for in a lawyer, combined with the empathy that is necessary to get through difficult cases.”


“Syrie Fried represented me when I was charged with a sex offense.  She secured my release from jail and devoted herself to my defense.  What really mattered to me was how much she cared. She filed all kinds of motions in my case, and when we went to trial I was found not guilty by a jury. It felt like a miracle, but it was just that I had a lawyer who went the extra mile for me. Syrie Fried saved my life.”


“Phil Cormier did a terrific job for us in a complex federal criminal case involving serious felony offenses that could have wrecked our lives if we had been convicted of the charges in the indictment. He is intelligent, ethical, skillful and resourceful, and he fought the government every step of the way for us. Our case took more than two years to litigate. He was always available for consultations whenever we called him with our concerns, and he really cared about us. We highly recommend him to anyone who needs legal assistance in a criminal matter.”


During the Covid-19 outbreak and in the aftermath of the horrific acts of racist police brutality in Minneapolis and around the country, our lawyers are continuing to vigorously represent our clients in state and federal criminal matters and can be reached around the clock by phone and email. We are also available to represent new clients in: • pre-indictment investigations; • new prosecutions, including arraignments on indictments, criminal complaints, bail and detention hearings; • domestic abuse 209A and 258E restraining order hearings; • and postconviction proceedings, including appeals, habeas corpus petitions, and motions for bail pending appeal and compassionate release.