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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1998||05/16/2017|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1997||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Advocacy - Certificate of Merit||Thomas M. Cooley||N/A|
|Attorney||Darla K. Snead, P.L.||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Crawford, Bracken & Snead, P.A.||2003 - 2009|
|Associate||Ruff, Weidenaar & Reidy||2001 - 2003|
|Assistant State's Attorney||Cook County State's Attorney's Office||2000 - 2001|
|Associate||O'Brien & Somer||1999 - 2000|
|Assistant State Attorney||State Attorney's Office - Bartow FL||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Lakeland Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||Member||2013 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|US Middle District - Federal Court||Admitted to Practice||2009 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Admitted to Practice||1997 - Present|
|Polk County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Florida Bar, Grievance Committee||Past Chair||2009 - 2012|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
Posted by Rhonda
After difficulties with another attorney and only a few weeks prep-time before the final hearing, this attorney did not shy away from my complex divorce case - which involved missing and dissipated assets, complex inherited and joint properties and an uncooperative spouse. She and her staff had only a few weeks prep-time before the final hearing but they worked hard and as a team with me to glean effective arguments from an almost 4-ft stack of financial paperwork. Ms. Snead is very detail oriented and this also helped to pinpoint critical documentation that had previously gone unnoticed. By the hearing, Ms. Snead had all documentation needed to supply proofs to the court of dissipation of my home and financial assets - plus my need and his ability to pay. The overwhelming stacks had been reduced, color-coded and organized into a neat little file system that allowed her to lay hands on paperwork immediately when needed before the judge. It should be said that I am legally disabled and had been told by the former attorney I would probably walk away from a marriage of 34 years with little or nothing due to my husband's financial chicanery. In spite of an unsympathetic court system, Ms. Snead was able to secure some compensation for me for a dissipated funds - plus alimony over what the opposing attorney had suggested. The communication with this attorney and her staff was excellent throughout the process and while there was efficiency - this was also tempered with knowledge, compassion and honesty about what could be achieved within the constraints of the Polk County court system. I will always be grateful for the effort given - which was far above and beyond what I had expected based on my previous experience. Ms. Snead understood that was about my future ability to survive with no means of support and some serious health issues and she argued accordingly. There were no negative or detrimental surprises before the judge - as I had experienced previously. She always conferred with me first, listened to my wishes, gave her honest evaluation and unfailingly kept my best interests at the fore. I just wish I had found this expert legal team from the start and I believe I would have been saved much stress and emotional trauma.
Posted by Nancy
Darla Snead is an excellent attorney. She handled my divorce case very well. I knew in my heart before the consult was over that I would hire her.
I'd already had 2 other consults .
Ms. Sneads knowledge and experience combined with her personal character is the reason I chose her to represent me.
My divorce case moved along quickly even though it involved children and timesharing.
She has perfectly balanced herself as an accomplished successful attorney with the human side that genuinely has compassion and concern for her clients.
THAT is what stood out about her to me.
Highly recommended Attorney Snead :)
Posted by Angela
Excellent Attorney! I was very happy I had Attorney Snead in my corner...Well worth the money.
Mark Martinez, Real estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I would recommend this attorney to any potential client for criminal defense or family law. Darla is a very down to earth, humble individual who comes across as a regular person. Yet, underneath a calm and gentle exterior is a knowledgeable, intelligent and zealous individual who shows that she truly cares about her clients. As a former prosecutor she possesses the requisite knowledge to provide excellent representation, but I believe it is her willingness to continue to learn and grow that separates her from other attorneys.
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