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James H. Snyder, Jr., Trial Attorney

I handle the most difficult family law cases.  If you have a "difficult" spouse or ex-spouse and they believe you won't stand up for your rights...CALL ME. 


Your case is important and who you hire to handle your divorce is going to make a huge difference in your life from this point forward. 


I love handling simple uncontested divorces because I have the ability to make certain that all the issues that need to be addressed are handled correctly.  But, uncontested cases are a small part of my practice....because so many simple divorces don't get the attention they deserve initially I am often hired to resolve post-divorce issues.  These are the most difficult cases...ones where the parties are already divorced but did not properly provide for their children or themselves. 


I graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1987.  Upon graduation I clerked for the Honorable Joe D. Duncan, Presiding Judge of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals until his retirement on September 1, 1990.


On September 1, 1990, I joined the District Attorney General’s Office for the Fifth Judicial District (Blount County, Tennessee) until I went into private practice on September 1, 1996. 


I now focus on primarily helping people who need assistance with family matters: Divorces (either contested and uncontested), Post-divorce matters (such as child custody and child support), Orders of Protection, Adoptions (including step-parent, agreed and contested hearings). 


Because of my previous experience as a prosecutor and working for the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, I am still hired to handle criminal matters such as DUI's, Felonies, Misdemeanors, Sex Crimes, and etc.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    21 years
  2. Family: 35%
    26 years
  3. Juvenile: 10%
    26 years
  4. Adoption: 10%
    21 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%
    29 years



Hourly ($400/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

James H. Snyder, Jr., Attorney at Law

345 S Hall Rd

Alcoa, TN, 37701-2643


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of James H. Snyder, Jr.1996 - Present
Juvenile Court Referee (now called Magistrate)Blount County Juvenile Court1996 - 2004
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney General's Office1990 - 1996
Judical ClerkTennessee Court Of Criminal Appeals1987 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Blount Bar AssociationVice Chair2014 - 2015
Good NeighborsBoard Member2014 - Present
Kiwanis of Alcoa, TennesseeMember2013 - Present
Blount County Bar AssociationChairman2013 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
Tennessee Judicial NewsletterPost Judgement Garnishment1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of TennesseePublic AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing EducationEthical Considerations for Healthcare Providers2014
Continuing Education SeminarLegal Issues Relating to Healthcare Providers2013
Blount County Education In-ServiceTennessee Parent Educational Participation Act2006
Area Conference for Animal ControlLegal Issues Relating to Animal Care1992
Legal Issues for Police OfficersCriminal Law Update1990