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Howard A Snader

Howard A Snader

Practice areas:

Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Sex Crime

About Me

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.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Criminal Defense: 32%
    25 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 32%
    25 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 31%
    25 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Sex Crime: 5%



Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • William G. Berggren

    Howard Snader is one of the most talented and hard working attorneys I know. He is well respected in the community and I would without hesitation refer clients in need of criminal defense to him!


    William Berggren Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andres Yoav Mejer

    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

Contact Info

Law Office of Howard A. Snader

5070 North 40th Street
Ste. 235
Phoenix, AZ, 85018


AZActive 198802/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certified Criminal Law SpecialistState Bar of Arizona2010
Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist-RenewedState Bar of Arizona2005
Lead CounselLawInfo.com2001
Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist-RenewedState Bar of Arizona2000
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal LawState Bar of Arizona1995
Admitted to the State Bar of ArizonaState Bar of Arizona1988
Outstanding Young Man of AmericaOutstanding Young Men of America1984

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner, Attorney at LawLaw Office of Howard A. Snader1997 - Present
Associate CounselPhillips and Associates1993 - 1997
AssociateLaw Office of O. Joseph Chornenky1990 - 1993
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyMaricopa County -Attorney's Ofc1989 - 1990
Law Clerk/ BailiffMaricopa County Superior Court1987 - 1988

Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Phoenix Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2014 - Present
LeTip InternationalMembership Chair, Camelback Corridor Chapter2013 - Present
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Maricopa County Bar Associationmember1997 - Present
Arizona Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Arizona v. SKTrial, 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.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)Evidence Discovery in Internet Pornography Cases2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis and Clark CollegeLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Arizona State UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
State Bar of Arizona LuncheonCriminal Law for the Sole Practitioner2014
The Nuts and Bolts of DUI Cases in ArizonaDUI investigation, defense, and trial tactics2005
The Nuts and Bolts of DUI Cases in ArizonaDUI defense and practices2004
I Said What? Common MIstakes in Witness Interviews and TestimonyWitness Preparation and Testimony2004