This attorney was referred to me and is highly respected in the courtroom! He was very knowledgeable and was there whenever I need him (which was quite often). He told me the good along with the bad and never made any promises. If there is one thing that I could say about him is that he and his wife, Christi Daisy-Snyder, treated my case as if it had actually happened to them! I would recommend he and his wife to anyone that is ever in need, I trust them not just because of all the hard work and sleepless nights they put on my case but because they treated me like a real human being and not just "another client" like so many attorneys out there do. PLEASE HIRE this attorney, he knows the law!
We hired Mr. Snyder to handle a child support case at the end of last year. Like other posters have mentioned on this site, I was initially impressed with his knowledge of the law and his professionalism. However, once we paid him, things changed drastically.
The first red flag was when I happened to call him (in the nearly 9 months this has been on going, he has only called us ONCE; we have had to initiate contact every single time) to get an update on our case, he informed us that we were supposed to be in court in 3 days. Thank goodness I had called, because I doubt he would have called us.
The second red flag was when he kept promising to send us information, but failed to do so, time and again. We couldn't even get an account summary, despite asking for months.
Finally, our case just stopped. After the inital court hearing, he told us that it was just "the first bite of the apple," and that there was plenty more we could do. But then it's like he just gave up on our case. We would call, and he would say all the right things, promise to send us stuff over email and keep us informed, and nothing ever came. A week or so would go by, and same story. Lots of excuses, no results. Sometimes, the information he gave us would change from week to week. NO movement whatsoever on our case. It was so frustrating. We stuck with him because we had already sunk money into him, had no idea WHAT we had paid for (due to his refusal to send an account statement) and how much we had left.
I would strongly suggest anyone who wants to hire Mr. Snyder look elsewhere. His lack of communication will not bring anything but frustration and dead ends.
I hired Mr Snyder for a traffic citation a few months ago. We started off with a consultation and he seemed very knowledgeable about dealing with traffic citations. I felt very comfortable and hired him the next day. He told me that he will charge me a $150 flat fee for the case and I gave him my card information. Few minutes later I receive a receipt for $156. It wasn't a big deal for me but wish he would have told me 156 instead of 150.
I asked him to follow up with me in a few days after he calls the court. I waited a week and never heard anything back. I called again and asked to keep me informed on what is going on. He told me that he will make the call in the next batch towards the end of the week. I asked him to call me when he has a date and of course I never received that call.
At that point I started doing some research on how to follow my case and started calling the courthouse myself to keep up with my case.
After the case was resolved I called Mr Snyder multiple times to ask for more detail and what to do next and ofcourse I never got that information on what to do. He just told me that he will mail me the instructions. Its been a few months since the case was closed and I still have to receive his instructions.
My advice is that you either call him all the time or find somebody who is a little more responsive.