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Darla Katherine Snead

Darla Katherine Snead

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Family, Entertainment

About Me

With 17 years experience as a Civil & Criminal Trial Attorney, Darla K. Snead has the experience you can trust to help you with your legal matter.  During her legal career, she has tried over 100 cases involving both criminal offenses and civil matters, including personal injury, wrongful death and family law cases.  Ms. Snead is a Polk County, Florida native and began her career in the State Attorney's Office in Bartow, Florida.  Ms. Snead has effectively represented clients in various areas of the law including criminal defense, divorce and family law, personal injury law and wrongful death (auto accidents and premises), entertainment and business law.  Call for a free consultation!


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 27%
    11 years
  3. Personal Injury: 27%
    15 years
  4. Family: 11%
  5. Entertainment: 5%



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Rafael Joseph Echemendia

    I endorse this lawyer. Darla is an excellent lawyer who brings many years of experience, and her personal warmth and openness, to the resolution of cases. Whether she is working as an advocate in negotiations or arguing a case in court, she is over prepared and confident. At the same time, she will not back down from taking on a difficult issue, a difficult opposing party, or a difficult attorney in the protection of her client or her client’s rights.


    Rafael Echemendia Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jalal Shehadeh

    Excellent attorney. I was opposing counsel to Ms. Snead. Ms. Snead knows the law well, has earned the respect of all the individuals in the court room, and most importantly, does everything she can for he her clients.


    Jalal Shehadeh Business Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Darla K. Snead, P.L.

609 MidFlorida Dr., Ste. 2
Lakeland, FL, 33813


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199805/14/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199705/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Advocacy - Certificate of MeritThomas M. CooleyN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDarla K. Snead, P.L.2009 - Present
PartnerCrawford, Bracken & Snead, P.A.2003 - 2009
AssociateRuff, Weidenaar & Reidy2001 - 2003
Assistant State's AttorneyCook County State's Attorney's Office2000 - 2001
AssociateO'Brien & Somer1999 - 2000
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office - Bartow FL1997 - 1999

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lakeland Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Florida Bar, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law SectionMember2014 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2009 - Present
US Middle District - Federal CourtAdmitted to Practice2009 - Present
Florida Bar, Grievance CommitteePast Chair2009 - 2012
Florida BarAdmitted to Practice1997 - Present
Polk County Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996