Jodie M. Sneller was born in Chicago, Illinois, and has lived in many places throughout the continental United States. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in English Literature. Jodie attended law school in Detroit, Michigan. While in law school she attended evening classes and clerked for the Honorable James M. Alexander, Oakland County, Michigan, Sixth Circuit Court and eventually worked at The Findling Law Firm where she was made head law clerk after four months of employment with the firm. Jodie M. Sneller joined David W. Owens, P.C. & Associates in June of 2008 and became a shareholder in January 2011.
Jodie's areas of practice include Domestic Relations and Social Security Disability. Jodie has helped her clients gain custody of their children, create fair parenting time plans, and resolve friendly and not-so-friendly divorces. She has handled numerous trials and hearings for her clients. Jodie has prepared premarital agreements to protect her clients’ assets and made sure that they were enforced. She has also handled Social Security Disability hearings and established benefits for clients.
Jodie understands that it is not just a case she is handling, but that each client is a real person who is affected by the legal work she does. She seeks to hear her clients and work towards their goals while weighing all options before recommending a course of action.
In her free time, Jodie enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, reading, and exploring the Northwest.
Licensed since 2007
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I fully endorse Ms. Sneller. Jodie joined the firm in 2008 and quickly demonstrated her strong commitment to her clients and her dedication to seeking the right result to sometimes complex and trying family law matters. In 2011 Jodie became a shareholder in the firm and I have no doubts she will carry this firm and its clients into the future.
David Owens General Practice Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
I have worked with Ms. Sneller for over three years. What impresses me most about Jodie is her keen sense of both the legal and practical ramifications of a client's choices and the ability to advise her clients as to how to balance those implications. Above all, however, Jodie cares about her clients and puts every effort into obtaining the right result for each of them.
Brook Wood Contracts & Agreements Attorney
|Shareholder Attorney||Owens, Sneller, Pinzelik & Wood, PC||2011 - Present|
|Associate||David W. Owens, PC & Associates||2008 - 2011|
|Associate||Malagon Moore & Jensen||2007 - 2008|
|Head Law Clerk||The Findling Law Firm||2005 - 2006|
|Judicial Clerk||The Honorable James M. Alexander, Oakland County, Michigan, Sixth Circuit Court Family Law Division||2004 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Oregon DHS v. D.H.||Complaint Unfounded|
|S.S. v. S.K.||After remand, Client declared legal parent and now enjoying entitled-to parenting time.|
|L.M. v. M.L.||Custody obtained for Client-Father|
|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Oregon||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|