Born and raised in Arizona, I grew up loving the practice of law. There is something about the competitive nature of law that really excites me. Walking out of court with the client's appreciation for the hard work put into his case is the best feeling.
When not practicing law, I try to practice magic.... still not great at it, but trying.
I enjoy hiking and bikeriding. I will challenge my kids to any competition: all sports with a ball, but not anything on a board. The kids would kill me on a skateboard. I am too old for that!
I love to read and spend nights with the family. When my practice permits, the occassional trip to Disneyland or San Fransicso is always relaxing.
Licensed since 1988
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I have the honor of belonging to a mastermind with Howard that meets regularly. I have found Howard to be an aggressive, dedicated, and a leader in Criminal and DUI defense. If you need a criminal defense attorney in Arizona, look no further than Howard. He will fight for you to the end.
Andres Mejer Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist||State Bar of Arizona||2010|
|Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist-Renewed||State Bar of Arizona||2005|
|Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist-Renewed||State Bar of Arizona||2000|
|Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law||State Bar of Arizona||1995|
|Admitted to the State Bar of Arizona||State Bar of Arizona||1988|
|Outstanding Young Man of America||Outstanding Young Men of America||1984|
|Owner, Attorney at Law||Law Office of Howard A. Snader||1997 - Present|
|Associate Counsel||Phillips and Associates||1993 - 1997|
|Associate||Law Office of O. Joseph Chornenky||1990 - 1993|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||Maricopa County -Attorney's Ofc||1989 - 1990|
|Law Clerk/ Bailiff||Maricopa County Superior Court||1987 - 1988|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce||Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|LeTip International||Membership Chair, Camelback Corridor Chapter||2013 - Present|
|Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2010 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association||member||1997 - Present|
|Arizona Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|Arizona v. SK||Trial, 7 not guilty verdicts, 1 guilty verdict. Original offer was prison for a couple of decades. With the one conviction, client received probation and NO jail.|
|Lewis and Clark College||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Arizona State University||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|State Bar of Arizona Luncheon||Criminal Law for the Sole Practitioner||2014|
|The Nuts and Bolts of DUI Cases in Arizona||DUI investigation, defense, and trial tactics||2005|
|The Nuts and Bolts of DUI Cases in Arizona||DUI defense and practices||2004|
|I Said What? Common MIstakes in Witness Interviews and Testimony||Witness Preparation and Testimony||2004|