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Beatrice Larsson Snider

Family Attorney at San Diego, CA

3.5   21 reviews

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Ms. Snider founded the Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider, APC in 1974.  The 10-attorney firm is devoted exclusively to family law issues with a sub-specialty in complex property issues.  Ms. Snider obtained her Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law in 1973 and her Bachelor of Arts from California Western/United States International University in 1970.  She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1974 and became a Certified Specialist in Family Law in 1980, the first year in which certification was available.  She is also a Certified Mediator and trained in the Collaborative Divorce™ process.  Ms. Snider is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association and the San Diego Certified Family Law Specialists.  Ms. Snider chaired the subcommittee that promulgated the San Diego Local Rules for business valuations in dissolution actions and serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the San Diego Superior Court Family Law Division.  She has also written various articles and conducted speaking engagements on Family Law and Business Valuations in Divorce.  Ms. Snider is fluent in Swedish.

Licensed for 48 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1974
Updated 11/29/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider, APC
9663 Tierra Grande Street.
Suite 301
San Diego, CA, 92126

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Posted by Linda | February 12, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Professional legal services
Beatrice continues to provide excellent legal advices to me with my questions. She is the best abs with in-depth knowledge of all the various scenarios. I find comfort and confidence having Beatrice representation. Thank you.
Posted by Jeffrey | June 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Game Changer [Jessica Medina/Mareva Spitz-Johnson]
I attempted to handle my own divorce but my ex-spouse retained an attorney known for bully tactics and proceeded to dismantle me. I met with Beatrice, Jessica, and Mareva and they immediately devised a plan and executed well. Jessica was kind and caring while dealing with me and polite, yet firm, with the opposing attorney when he would try to bully her as well. I was probably not an easy client, as I’m extremely disorganized and a chronic procrastinator, but with Jessica and Marevas help we were able to establish order from chaos. I highly recommend Beatrice and Jessica should you ever have the unfortunate task of resolving a family law matter.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!!!
Beatrice Snider and Carmen Ramos provided excellent knowledge and support for my case. Their experience and understanding of the nuances of family law is second to none. My ex-wife had to hire three different attorneys and none of her attorneys got the result my ex wife was demanding. Beatrice and Carmen brought professionalism and unwavering support during a very difficult time.
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Posted by Madelaine | June 30, 2015
protected 28 years later
When you represented me in my divorce from 1985 through May of 1987 I never dreamt I would be so grateful 28 years later. You told me because of all the medical problems I had, you were insisting that we retain the death benefits on my former husbands Navy and Civil Service retirements. I must admit at the time I never thought I would live long enough to see them as my medical problems were (and still are) many. My former husband was healthy and 7 years younger as well. Unfortunately, in March of this year, a week after his 65th birthday, he had to have surgery for 2 small brain aneurisms. After surgery he went into a permanent coma and his present wife and my son had to make the decision to remove him from life support. After his burial I met with his wife to give her CD’s of the Military burial service that my son and I had paid for. At that meeting she told me the Navy and Civil Service were sending her forms for the death benefits. She was sure she was going to be awarded them. I told her the Navy and Civil Service had copies of the court order since 1987 and their own attorneys would review the court order and make the determination. I must admit I was a little nervous about it as she and her husband had dragged me into court for every little thing in the past and I felt she might delay the process by hiring an attorney to contest it. I am very happy and extremely grateful in telling you that your court order protected me (and my son, should I have the expense of needing a health care facility in the near future ). I suspect you don’t have many clients who come back and “Thank You” For protecting their future. I appreciate the professional wisdom you have to protect your clients.
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Posted by Scott | April 2, 2015
Professional and Positive
My attorney, Stephen Murphy, and paralegal, Laura Prandini, provided outstanding legal representation for my complicated divorce case. In many ways, Steve displayed his superior skill and vast experience throughout every issue involved in the process. During initial consultation he listened intently to review my situation, then gave me a positive feeling of confidence moving forward. Steve advocated mediation from the beginning and due to his strong leadership a hearing with a private judge was coordinated by him resulting in a successful and fair resolution. Both parties moved out of state during the process, but Laura went to great lengths on several occasions to facilitate extensive electronic file transfers, initiate three way phone conferences with financial institutions to clarify legal questions, and much more. I have moved on with my life with confidence and dignity thanks to Steve and Laura. I enthusiastically recommend Beatrice L. Snider Law Firm due to the extraordinary performance of Stephen Murphy and Laura Prandini.
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Posted by Mark | January 26, 2015
Best Family Law firm in Southern California!
I have found the Law Offices of Beatrice Snider to be the best regarded family law firm in Southern California. You should have seen the look on the face of both Mediators (prior to resorting to litigation) when I informed them of my consulting attorneys identity. When forced to litigate, Beatrice Snider did such a great job that the excess support I had previously agreed to in mediation, was reduced enough to cover my attorney fees and costs. I came to Ms. Snider’s office initially because my friend’s recommendation was so strong. He admitted that he had mad a huge mistake by not hiring her in his divorce because her fees seemed too high at the time. In the end, he spent more money and vastly more time with others to achieve an inferior result in his own divorce case. I found that amongst her staff, Beatrice Snider strategizes and appoints the most appropriate team for the specific case. For me that was Christine Sickler and Anita McCloud. Their expertise and diligence really paid off. In turn, I referred a friend to no avail because his ex-wife shrewdly consulted with Ms. Snider simply to conflict to her out of the case. Ultimately when the time came for my own son’s case, Ms. Snider had my strongest endorsement.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2014
Thanks to all, you're a wonderful team
My wife hired Beatrice Snider and her team with wonderful results. She and her staff were experts in how she resolved complicated issues. Pat recommends this Law Firm to everyone! They went above and beyond with real helpful advice and handled a tough situation with professional care. With one of the largest and most diverse staffs in San Diego, they use a team approach to solve complex cases with reasonable fees. Thanks to all, you're a wonderful team.
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Posted by Holly | July 25, 2014
The Law Office of Beatrice Snider
I had an extremely difficult divorce involving complicated business and personal issues and Beatrice handled it better than any attorney could have done. She is fair and understanding. Communicate clearly with her . She will be there for you.
Posted by Mary | February 27, 2014
Law Firm of Beatrice L. Snider
My experience hiring the Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider to settle my divorce far exceeded my expectations. Beatrice is a master strategist, and her excellent team implemented her plan of action with great expertise. Attorney Christine Sickler and paralegal Anita McCloud were really impressive; professional, insightful and wonderfully responsive. They adeptly educated and guided me through the legal process, answering every question and concern quickly. They also made me feel that they truly cared about me, and achieving the best possible result for my case. I am more than pleased with the outcome of my lawsuit, and have much gratitude for the smart, savvy and committed people of Snider Law. I would indeed recommend them to anyone looking for a dedicated "A" team. Mary
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2013
Beatrice Snider and Carmen Ramos
Beatrice and Carmen provided excellent legal support for child custody and financial settlement issues related to my divorce. Beatrice developed the overall strategy for my case and Carmen carried out the legal work. Having Beatrice's experience combined with Carmen's diligent work made a difficult situation much less stressful. I would strongly recommend meeting with Beatrice if you are in need of a divorce attorney. The fees charged by Beatrice were very fair based upon the outcome they achieved and the level of experience and knowledge they provided.
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Posted by Debbie | November 26, 2012
Beatrice Snider's firm saved my life!
I am continuously grateful to the person who recommended Beatrice Snider’s law firm to handle my difficult divorce. I was up against a vengeful, strong husband who terrified me with threats of harm if I left him. Ms. Snider assigned a team of three professionals to my case. They helped me to leave the marriage without harm to myself or others, and developed creative solutions that significantly improved my financial settlement. I highly recommend this firm to represent anyone involved in a dissolution of marriage.
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Posted by Ronald | March 12, 2012
Ron Couch
Through-out my "messy" Divorce...in 1984...Plus years...She was "Hell-On-Wheels"...The Best of the Best...Period!!!....If a client needed "an Ex-Parteat" (sp) (French/Italian) order...She was There!!...Trust me When I say "SHE IS THE BEST"...."PERIOD"!!! Ron Couch"...Love You Forever..."Beatrice"!!.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2009
Talk about knowing your business!
Ms. Snyder made feel very at ease because I knew I was in good hands. Ms. Snyder handled a very complex and messy divorce for me. It felt good to always be one step ahead of my ex-husband's attorney, who was stirring the pot in an attempt to run up attorney fees. Many thanks to Ms. Snyder and her team for helping me transition to a better, more healthy, place.
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Posted by Jeff | December 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Avoid this one!
"What we sell here are hours" - Beatrice Snider I hired Beatrice Snider 9 years ago. They changed my attorney twice and charged me for re-educating each one on my case. They showed up in court unprepared multiple times. They were an embarrassment - but always billed me. For all of the money spent, I did not get any value at all.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2015
Think Twice!
I went to Ms. Snider for my divorce. She was very attentive at our initial meeting, and seemed like a very aggressive attorney. The kind I needed to fight my husband and HIS very aggressive attorney. Only problem is that I NEVER saw her again. She passed me off to her associates, and they charged and charged for every paper clip, phone call, and email that went or came in. Other offices don't do that, and you can find an attorney who you will get on the phone with you when you call, and won't charge you like crazy. Ms. Snider may be good, but she will delegate your case to others, and what's the point of that? Don't fall for the TEAM approach. Find someone who is on your side, who will work for YOU, and not for themselves.
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Posted by Sherry | February 13, 2015
Keep looking
I was a client of Ms. Snider. Well, in actuality, I met with her exactly twice. Once initially, and then once more when she cornered me about paying my bill. I hired her because I thought she had what it would take to fight my X and his offensive attorney. Had she actually spent any time at all on my case, the outcome might have been different. Instead, I was handed off to other attorneys and was billed for every paperclip, and every email, phone call etc. Other offices are not like that. After a few months I exhausted my retainer and was far from complete. I was billed when attorneys spoke to one another about my case, and I wasn't even there to discuss their decision to act upon something that wasn't necessary. The billing is outrageously unfair. Many other attorneys' are just as good but don't charge you exorbitant fees. Why hire a great attorney, if she isn't the one you will ever get to work on your case? She said there "will be a team". But she never knew a thing about my case, and the "team" concept is just another way to double and triple bill all at the same time. You are paying extra, not saving. Find an attorney who will answer the phone and handle your case himself or herself.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2014
Please BEWARE!!!!
BEWARE!!! My divorce took more than 6 years with Beatrice's firm. She lured me in and said everything would be taken care of and proceeded to "charge it up" for the next SIX YEARS! Please think twice about using Beatrice (you won't even get her after you sign). And the best part about my case is that I lost everything. What a waste of time, effort, and money.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2014
Learn from others, it's worth your time!
Be Very Careful....She is sympathetic on first visit, tells you not to worry that you will get the best service from her and we will make him pay,just sign on the dotted line and that will be the end of her, your money and your case. Her colleagues will take over. You are charged repeatedly for same paperwork and postage.( I even took all the triplicate paperwork to their office to show them). All that they would say to me is, it was necessary, not to worry they would handle it l Too embarrassed to discuss with anyone when I first used her services. I lost everything that I had including my pride. With my circumstances and time length of my marriage, She told me I would be looking really good and that she would take care of me and I would be just fine and end up with quite a bit of money from him. We will make him pay! That definitely didn't happen. She didn't even go to court for the final decision with me. She sent one of her colleagues. I wanted Beatrice, that is who I thought I paid for. I ended up trying to tell her associate in court I have proof! , please tell this to the judge .She told me to hush. It was horrible and I would never put anyone through what I went through with Beatrice Snider and her staff. DO YOUR HOMEWORK PEOPLE. I wish that their was information like this out there before I chose her as my attorney. She made a tremendous amount of money from my case and I ended up with, you learn from your mistakes . However because of my experience 5 of my friends learned through my case what not to do and saved themselves a lot of money!
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Posted by Kate | April 20, 2013
Disappointment is not a big enough word
I hired Beatrice Snider's office to handle my divorce. She sets the standard for greedy, unsympathetic, attorneys. She passes you off to her "team". I have payed over 260k that her "team" sucked out of me and after 2 years, was not even half way done with my divorce. At one of our initial meetings, she put her finger in my face and said "you are getting a deal from us because your Ex-to-be has already paid $70k to his attorneys and we have only charged you $40K. It didn't take her long to catch up. Her firm did a lot of procedural work and charged a premium, but not much to get me divorced. It did not take her long to have a lien on my house and when it sold, all of the proceeds were sent directly to her office. My bill at that point was about the same as my house proceeds ($150K) At that point, the attorney assigned to me was replaced without any discussion with me and I was sent a "no Hard feelings email". The new attorney yelled at me. Literally, raised her voice and told me not to tell her how she was going to handle my case (?!?!?) I was ready to switch attorneys which promted them to apologize. Continuing on, after 18 months, I met with her and her team to discuss a strategy and it took them 3 month (! !!) to implement the 2 basic requests that we agreed upon during that meeting (it was to file a motion for fees and discuss settlement). During that 3 months, I was charged 10s of thousands of dollars for interactions with my ex-to-be's side. In the beginning they state "tell me all of your financial information so we can fight for you to get what you deserve". In the end it was "We know all of you financial info and what you can afford and if you can't afford it, we can suggest an attorney for bankruptcy. " If you want to get ripped off, hire Sinder's office.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2012
Be Careful
Large Firm. You will NEVER hear from the boss again, after she gets you to sign on. She tells you she and her "team" will be on your case, but she is NOT involved, accept for collecting fees, which are outrageous. I'm sure at one time she was good, but now, she just leads her office, and the money you pay is not worth it.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President/Founding Partner
  • Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider, APC
  • 1974 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider, APC
  • 1974 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • San Diego Superior Court
  • 1995 - 2021

Education

  • San Diego Inn of Court
  • 1978
  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • United States International University
  • 1970
  • University of Southern California Law School
  • N/A
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Associations

  • San Diego County Bar Association - Family Law Action Committee
  • Chair
  • 2009 - Present
  • Lawyer's Club of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Swedish American Chamber of Commerce - USA
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • San Diego County Business Valuation Sub-committee
  • Chair
  • 2008 - 2010
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - 1975
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Languages Spoken

  • Swedish
  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • San Diego Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • San Diego Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • San Diego Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • San Diego Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • San Diego Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • San Diego Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • San Diego Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • San Diego Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • San Diego Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • San Diego Daily Transcript Top 10 Lawyers
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2006
  • San Diego County's Top Law Firms
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2006
  • Top CEO
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2004
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rating
  • 1999
  • Top 10 Lawyer
  • California Lawyer Magazine
  • 1998
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 1980
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • Business Valuations
  • 2011
  • Family Law Section Seminar
  • Appraisals of Closely Held Business Interest in Dissolution of Marriage
  • 2006
  • Family Law Section Seminar
  • Business Appraisals Under the San Diego Rules of Court
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Beatrice
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Alimony Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Beatrice and her firm have consistently maintained one of the strongest reputations in San Diego County."

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San Diego Family Lawyer Beatrice Larsson Snider
Beatrice Larsson Snider
Family Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 48 years