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Kevin Ryan Snyder

also known as Kevin Snyder, Kevin R. Snyder

About me

I am driven by a desire to help people by keeping them out of conflict, court, and jail. I aggressively defend my clients with compassion. For military servicemembers and veterans, I am among one of the leaders in Southern California in veteran defense and advocacy.  On the estate planning side , I offer trusted guidance to ensure families and business owners have their financial houses in order and an effective plan in place so that their loved ones are best protected and provided for the way they want in the event the unthinkable happens.  In everything I do, I work hard so my clients can rest easy knowing they are being represented by an attorney who cares and is one of the very best.  

Criminal & Juvenile Defense: Having worked for many years as a public defender handling countless misdemeanor, felony, probation, parole, AB109, and juvenile cases, I am a seasoned advocate with a track record of proven results. I also have the inside knowledge and experience necessary to navigate the pitfalls of an ever-changing criminal justice system. My clients have a lot at stake and being prosecuted is a scary, stressful, and time-consuming process.  I formed Snyder Law with the intent to ease that burden by being the zealous advocate my clients deserve and handling their cases as if they were my own. In doing so, I emphasize open communication and availability, building strong relationships, and working together with my clients each step of the way. 

Trusts & Estates: Having a growing family, I know what it means to worry about their safety, future, and what will happen to them if something happens to me. I founded Snyder Law with the mission is to inspire, educate, and empower families to design and create thoughtful and personalized estate plans that will work when their loved ones need it most. Our vision is that your loved ones will know what to do, will be taken care of the way you want, and will be left with a lasting legacy of love if anything happens to you. Our goal is to provide an informative, easy, and personal approach to demystify the estate planning process and make sure you know that you are making the best decisions for your family's future. In the event the unthinkable does happen, I also provide guidance and advocacy in probate and estate administration matters.  


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Trusts: 20%
  4. Juvenile: 10%
  5. Expungement: 5%



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Denise Francesca Crawford

    Kevin Snyder is the best of all packages: smart, diligent, relentless, talented and dedicated. If you are fortunate enough to get Kevin, you have already won. Not only is he a highly regarded and fierce attorney in the trenches, he is also widely respected member of legal community. Innumerable lawyers stop Kevin in the courtroom hallways with a legal question which he often knows right off the top of his head. Colleagues, clients, judges and most importantly - jurors - love him and there is a reason for that. Kevin is a fantastic and talented lawyer but he is also an incredibly good person. In the constellation of lawyers you can choose from, Kevin is someone you can trust. I recommend Kevin without hesitation.


    Denise Crawford Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeremy Neil Goldman

    I have know Kevin Snyder for over 10 years now and have had many opportunities to observe his skill and dedication as a criminal defense attorney. Kevin possesses a rare combination of having great legal skills, true passion for his work and empathy for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Kevin to my family and friends, or anyone who faces the challenge of a criminal prosecution.


    Jeremy Goldman Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Snyder Law, PC

1 Park Plaza
Suite 370
Irvine, CA, 92614


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Don Sims Award for Attorney of the YearOrange County Public Defender2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney | OwnerSnyder Law, PC2015 - Present
AssociateSolomon, Saltsman & Jamieson2006 - 2006
Volunteer AttorneyFederal Public Defender's Office, Los Angeles2006 - 2006
AttorneyOrange County Public Defender2006 - 2015
InternFederal Public Defender's Office, Richmond2005 - 2005
Summer AssociateFonda & Fraser, LLP2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)MemberN/A
OCBA Veterans & Military CommitteeCommittee MemberN/A
Veteran's Legal InstitutePro Bono AttorneyN/A
California Public Defender's AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
The Esquire Network (TEN)MemberN/A
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationMemberN/A
North County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Wealth CounselMemberN/A
Los Angeles Veterans CollaborativeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. C.W.State prison avoided, probation continued
People v. A.B.Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawTrial AdvocacyLL.M - Master of Laws2006
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Boston CollegeHistory and EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
University of CambridgeLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Want to Help a Vet?Criminal Law Protections for Veterans2016
Veterans Summit Spring 2016Criminal Protections for Veterans2016
How to Build & Protect Financial Security for Your FamilyHow to Protect Your Finances for Your Family2016
BNI Keynote PresentationDifference Between a Will & a Trust2016
Orange County Veterans & Military Families CollaborativeARE YOU PROPPED UP? How Veterans Can Use Prop. 47 and Other California Laws to Help Clear Their Records2015
Lawpreneur Radio InterviewBecoming a Lawpreneur2015
Earning Freedom PodcastFIGHTING FOR JUSTICE: How new legal reforms in the California criminal justice system can best help defendants and those with criminal records2015
Annual Cesar Chavez Training DaySECOND CHANCES: Restorative Justice in Criminal Court (WIT, Drug Court, Combat Veteran's Court)2013
Public Defender Office TrainingNOT DEAD YET: Tactics and strategies for making successful suppression (1538.5) motions in California in the 21st century.2012