A veteran criminal defense lawyer in Manhattan has been suspended from practicing law for three months after neglecting, for five years, multiple civil actions he’d agreed to bring on behalf of a jailed client, and after receiving an admonition in 2019 for ignoring the cases.

Edward A. Schneider, who was admitted to the bar in 1993 and who, according to an Appellate Division, First Department court decision suspending him, is winding down his solo practice, has admitted to five disciplinary charges connected to the neglect of both a medical malpractice case and false imprisonment case he’d filed within four months of each other in 2015.