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Leah Meshelle Snyder

Family Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

4.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1995
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Leah Meshelle Snyder’s journey to a career in the legal field began with her initial interest in journalism. At the University of Florida, Meshelle studied journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations at the College of Journalism and Communications. It was there that she learned the importance of truth and accuracy in both written and oral communications The foundation of journalism eventually led to her pursuing a law degree, where she could continue her pursuit for truth and justice with her desire to help others in need.

After obtaining her B.S. in Journalism and Communication from the University of Florida in 1991, Meshelle attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Meshelle obtained real-world experience in the area of family law during her participation with the College of Law Clinic, which provides legal services in a fully-operational legal aid clinic. In 1995, she graduated with a Juris Doctorate Degree with Honors.


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Leah Meshelle Snyder P A
2077 First Street, Suite 201
PO Box 1547
Fort Myers, FL, 33902-1547


4.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by Rolanda | March 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Former client
Meshelle Snyder represented me in my recent divorce proceedings which spanned several years. She and her staff are not only highly professional but good people. Ms. Snyder is whip-smart, detailed-oriented, exhibits excellent judgment and will fight vigorously for her client. She listens and develops a sound strategy on how to proceed with a particular issue. I always felt that I was in very capable hands. She's a great attorney!
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Posted by Gary | June 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I had hired 6 attorneys all of them took my money, but left me with the problem. I hired Meshelle Snyder in hopes that she could help me. She did a GREAT job in my case and resolved 99.5% of the problems. I would rate her the highest rating I can.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
My attorney retired and Ms.Snyder came very highly recommended. My ex-spouse passed away which along with incomplete QDRO paperwork of previous attorneys presented problems that Ms.Snyder identified and resolved very quickly resulting in no red flags on my retirement. She was very knowledgeable on what forms to file and to whom they go to. Conducted herself very professionally and more than equitably billed me for quality service I received. I now rest a bit easier. The consultation fee is very well worth it - I don’t believe you’ll be disappointed.
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Posted by Simon | July 21, 2016
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Great Lawyer!!!
Meshelle & staff are absolutely amazing!! It was a pleasure working with them. They constantly kept me informed of all that was going on. Meshelle isn't an attorney to milk her clients. She's fair, honest & considerate. It's hard to find someone who is willing to go out of their way for their clients. My case was a re-opened case that dealt with failure to pay child support & alimony and Meshelle won me that plus more. I'm super content with Meshelle and would recommend her & the staff to anyone seeking divorce, family law, child support & or alimony advice. Thanks so much for everything!!
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Posted by Michael | August 21, 2014
An Excellent Attorney
This attorney assisted me in mitigating the damage caused to my divorce when I had first hired a terrible family law attorney to handle my case. Mrs. Snyder is focused, experienced, respected, very intelligent, aggressive and highly professional. If I had hired her first, my divorce would have been handled properly. I feel very fortunate to have met her and she as assisted me greatly. Surprisingly, her fees are basically the same as the incompetent attorney I had originally hired, the difference is you are getting professional legal representation for your money with Attorney Snyder. Don't make my mistake, hire this attorney first.
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Posted by Cheryl | March 26, 2024
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Wasted a lot of time and money at grandson’s expense
Meshelle Snyder was attorney for my son in a child custody dispute. After many weeks, many hours of collecting data, and a few thousand dollars, everything he had asked for became lost in the shuffle. In the end it was recommended that he not get the courts involved in his family affairs. If that were her viewpoint, it probably should have been thousands of dollars sooner. Many years later, my grandson’s life is a mess.
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Posted by Daniel | April 4, 2016
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Self Serving
Do not hire this attorney. I hired her and shortly afterwards we had a meeting with my ex wife, her attorney and a case worker. Ms. Snyder encouraged me to sign an agreement for me to continue to pay my wife's bills, got nothing in return for it and once the agreement was signed my wife's attorney dragged out the whole process and eventually I got buried. I even tried to write temporary on the agreement and she made me cross it out. Shortly thereafter I fired her. After, when meeting with other attorney's I talked to, they said it was a huge error on her part. It cost me badly. Stay away from her.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Leah Snyder P.A.
  • 2000 - Present


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991


  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Collaborative Lawyers of Southwest Florida
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Association of Family Law Professionals
  • Former Member
  • 1996 - 2015
  • Association of Family Law Professionals
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 1995 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

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Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Have been referring cases to Meshelle for quite some time and my clients have been very happy. She does her legal homework and treats them fairly which can be rare in family law."
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Fort Myers Family Lawyer Leah Meshelle Snyder
Leah Meshelle Snyder
Family Attorney
Fort Myers, FL
Licensed for 28 years