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Meet Our Savannah Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges, we urge you to contact Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC. With a focus on criminal defense on the state and federal levels, and DUI charges, our legal team is qualified to represent you.

Get the legal fighters you need by calling (912) 417-5008 or by reaching out here online today to schedule a free consultation.

Your Line of Defense 

Our partners are Attorneys Cris Schneider, Courtney R. Lerch and Gage Montgomery. 

Attorney Cris Schneider

Attorney Schneider has had the opportunity to represent numerous high-profile celebrity clients throughout his prestigious legal career. As a former prosecutor for the District Attorney's Office in Bryan and McIntosh Counties, he brings vast knowledge and insight to the practice. 

Attorney Schneider attended George Washington University in Washington D.C., where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree in 1995. Upon graduating from law school, he took a position where he specialized in state and federal criminal defense in Atlanta over the course of ten years. 

While working as a criminal defense lawyer in Atlanta, Attorney Schneider worked alongside a nationally known criminal defense attorney, Drew Findling, and had the opportunity to represent many high-profile clients, some of whom included celebrities, high-ranking officials, and professional athletes.

He currently serves as the vice president of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, which is an invitation-only organization comprised of the top trial lawyers in every state. 

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Attorney Courtney R. Lerch 

Attorney Lerch was raised in Savannah, so when it was time for her to start her professional career as an attorney, Georgia was her first choice. She began her initial law office, The Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC, so she could give back to the communities in Coastal Georgia that gave her so much over the years. Then, to help more people and expand her capacity, she joined forces with our other attorneys in the formation of Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC. 

In this country, accused individuals are innocent until proven guilty, and we remind our clients of this continuously by treating them with the respect they deserve. By providing honest and professional advice, we are able to reach one of our main goals, which is to alleviate our clients' concerns.

Although Ms. Lerch takes great pride in her abilities as a negotiator, she is not afraid to take cases to trial. If you stand accused of a crime and negotiations fail or do not offer an outcome you can accept, she will build a courtroom strategy designed to help you reach your legal goals.

To further illustrate her trial readiness, she is a graduate of the Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy program. This program is a prestigious trial advocacy program offered by the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in which participation is limited to accepted applicants.

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Attorney Gage Montgomery

Gage Montgomery attended East Tennessee State University where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Following undergraduate Gage attended Charleston School of Law, earning his Juris Doctorate degree. During law school, he earned the highest honors in Professional Responsibility, Mediation of Business Disputes, and Pleadings & Practice.

Gage began doing complex civil work where he focused on personal injury matters. Upon transitioning to criminal defense, Gage went to work with the Eastern Judicial Circuit Public Defenders office where he focused heavily on representing indigent clients on felony matters. Gage then switched to private practice in February of 2022. Gage’s time at the Public Defender’s office has equipped him with an incredible courtroom presence and the ability to handle various criminal matters.

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Meet the Staff

Our experienced and talented attorneys are backed up by dedicated staff. That’s why, no matter how high the stakes may be, there is nothing that Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC cannot handle.

Tessa Bailie
Office Manager

Harmony Piatkowski

We work tirelessly to ensure that we are able to secure the most favorable outcome in every case. 

Call Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC at (912) 417-5008 or just use our online contact form to set up a free, initial case review

Real Client Experiences

See How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • "Thanks to Cris's hard work and dedication, along with his team's support, the charges against me were ultimately dropped. They fought tirelessly on my behalf, and I am so grateful for everything they did for me."
    Ethan A.
  • "Cris's expertise in criminal defense law was evident in the way they skillfully navigated the legal system, providing strategic guidance and support every step of the way. Thanks to their exceptional work, I was able to avoid the fine and the points being "
    Byron A.
  • "Gage Montgomery of Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC did an outstanding job getting my traffic violation dismissed."
    Brad H.

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Results Come With the Right Experience

Reasons to Hire Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC
  • Misdemeanor & Felony Charges
    No matter high how the stakes may be, there is nothing that our DUI defense attorneys cannot handle.
  • Former Prosecutor
    Working as a prosecutor gave Attorney Schneider valuable insight into how to develop and prosecute cases.
  • Trial Attorneys
    Our seasoned attorneys have handled thousands of trials. Their knowledge and experience have proven to be successful in the courtroom.
  • Over 40 Years of Combined Experience
    Thanks to their many years of experience as a criminal lawyers, our attorneys know the main concerns many people have when they find themselves in this situation.