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Kevin Ryan Snyder

Estate planning Attorney at Irvine, CA

4.8   38 reviews

also known as Kevin Snyder, Kevin R. Snyder


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About Kevin

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Kevin Snyder is driven by a desire to help parents, seniors, and veterans of all shapes and sizes, protect what matters most at the exact time of need. That means whether you or someone you love is looking to secure the future of your family and estate, care for an aging spouse, parent, or relative, or advocate for a veteran who has an immeidate need for legal counsel or needs assistance obtaining veteran benefits, you've come to the right place. 

A tenured attorney, Kevin earned his Masters of Law (LL.M) from the California Western School of Law; his Juris Doctorate from the University of Richmond School of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Boston College. Kevin is an active member of WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel as well as the Trust & Estates and Elder Law sections of the Orange County Bar Association. He has also been published in the OC Lawyer magazine multiple times.  Service to his local community is important to Kevin, and he provides pro bono services at the Veterans Legal Institute and serving on the Board of Trustees for St. Joseph's Hospital. Most of all, Kevin enjoys being a husband and a father of three. 

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Licensed for 17 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/29/2022

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

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Snyder Law, PC
1 Park Plaza
Suite 370
Irvine, CA, 92614

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Mark | November 6, 2019
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Trust Preparation
My wife and I were very pleased with the service that Kevin, Carolyn and Hannah gave us during the preparation of our living trust. They have an organized process for trust preparation, which was helpful to us in gathering the required information for the document. Kevin walked us through each of the major decisions we would need to make, and was good about giving explanations of the pros/cons of the various alternatives. The final trust package was thorough and Hannah took time to explain each of the main sections to us. Overall, Kevin and his team were very professional and enjoyable to work with. Mark Krikorian
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2019
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Update Family Trust
Thank you, Kevin, Carolyn and Hannah at Snyder Law!! You were all gracious, knowledgeable, and patient in helping us update our family trust and estate plans. We feel comfortable, prepared and well-served going forward with you as our trusted advisor. In addition, the input and discussion you offered to our adult children in making them aware of their responsibilities in administering and carrying out our wishes (when the time comes), is greatly appreciated. We look forward to our continuing relationship. CNH and BTH
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Posted by Randy | June 27, 2019
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Snyder Law Makes it Easy!
My wife and I recently worked with Kevin, Carolyn and Hannah at Snyder Law. Top notch professionals and really took the time to walk us through the process. We are neophytes at this point, but are rapidly getting a good picture of what a solid family trust should look like. Can't thank them enough!
Posted by Flora | May 11, 2019
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Family Trust
If you are planning a 'Family Trust' I highly recommend Snyder Law, Irvine. Everything you need to know is clearly explained and presented by Kevin. We are so grateful for the kind and friendly welcome we received from Carolyn and Hannah on all our visits. Kevin is fantastic, he covered everything we needed for our trust and presented us with a wonderful portfolio. We now have peace of mind.
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Posted by Mark and Sherry | May 5, 2019
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Snyder Law Review
We put this off for so long Just didn’t feel comfortable with some of the lawyers we met with. Then our financial advisor introduced us to Kevin. Walked us through the whole process; let us interrupt with questions he was already going to give us answers to; made us comfortable with the entire process (and it is a process). Most people have no idea what is involved with creating a trust even though you think you do. It can be overwhelming! Not so much with the Snyder team. Kevin eases you through the tough decisions. Go see him
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Posted by Bridget | April 24, 2019
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Highly Recommend
Snyder Law made estate planning so easy. Kevin was incredibly thorough and helped us better understand the implications of the decisions we made. All of the tools, documentation and ongoing support that Snyder Law provides will assist our family to continually keep our plan up to date. Kevin, Carolyn & Hannah are all so helpful and kept everything on track to get this process completed in a very short timeframe.
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Posted by Kent | March 11, 2019
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Very Satisfied with Snyder Law
My wife and I have four children and eight grandchildren. We have a beautiful home in Orange County and a significiant mutual fund portfolio. During our retirement years we want to enjoy traveling and spending time with our extended family. We desired an estate plan to help us acheive our goals; to protect our financial security and help provide for our grandchildren’s formal education. Our several office visits with Kevin and his staff really put our mind at ease. He showed us how to protect our estate when life-changing events inevitably happen. His flow chart diagrams and whiteboard discussions helped us understand family trust regulations and how they affect our decision process. Throughout our discussions he encouraged us to ask questions. A large percentage of our mutual fund portfolio is in two types of tax sheltered accounts; Rollover IRA and Roth IRA. He showed us how to protect these accounts so that the money will be available to us and our grandchildren. We are very happy that we chose Snyder Law to generate an estate plan that works for us.
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Posted by KurodaFamily | January 13, 2019
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Peace of Mind
Peace of Mind - that's the service you will get with this law firm!! They will ALWAYS have your BEST Interest in mind and provide you & your family the BEST legal care & protection. We don't know why we waited so long but NOW feel so much more rest assured!! Our Will, Trust, & Family Protection Plan are all their hands! BTW: after it's ALL said and documented, they continue to support and protect you!! That's the BEST part!! AWESOME Family Firm with amazing warm service!! They put you & your family FIRST!!
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Posted by Taylor | December 12, 2018
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Great Experience
My wife and I had a great experience with Snyder Law. The process was smooth and thorough, and exceeded our expectations. We look forward to working with them for years to come.
Posted by Peter | December 7, 2018
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The Best in the Biz
Snyder Law does an incredible job of making you feel comfortable with the complicated world of estate planning. Kevin is especially adept at taking those cloudy concepts and making them clear through the whole process. I especially like that they are focused on staying in touch with us through the years via their loyalty plan. I don't have to worry about hidden lawyer fees, I just pay once a year and I am covered when it comes to any topics regarding protecting my family. I highly recommend Snyder Law!
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Posted by Tammie | October 25, 2018
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Professional and Caring
When it came time to get serious about estate planning, we had the good fortune of finding Kevin Snyder with Snyder Law. It was obvious from the start that he and his staff take a personal interest in the needs of a client. We were most impressed by his presentation of an understandable outline of the entire process. Not only that, but he and his staff took an affirmative approach to move the process along with an open line of communication. More to the point, our interaction with Kevin and Carolyn was something akin to a chat with a next door neighbor. In our case, the conversation lead to an estate plan that meets our needs beyond expectation.
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Posted by Chris | September 4, 2018
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Very pleased with every step
I had my living trust restated with Snyder Law and I am extremely happy with the results. My initial trust was setup through an online service that while it gave me peace of mind, there was nobody there to go over each section of my estate plan and confirm that it was prepared the way I wanted it. I found holes that needed to be covered and the expert help of Kevin and Carolyn have helped me feel that my wagon will be taken care of.
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Posted by Chris | March 27, 2018
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Terrific experience with Snyder Law
Kevin and Carolyn bring a warm and personal touch to their excellence in helping us plan for our estate. We couldn't recommend them any more highly.
Posted by Ellen Stich | January 12, 2018
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Excellent experience
I was given Kevin's contact information thru ARAG which is a legal benefit my company offers. I was in need of creating a Trust and Will. Right from the beginning, this has been a great experience. I was made to feel welcome, he answered all my questions and made me feel like a valued client. The final product (revocable trust and will) is incredibly thorough and addresses so many potential issues I would never had thought of. I met Carolyn when I went in to sign all of the paperwork....she is delightful (I can just picture her reading this and laughing), very knowledgeable and professional. This is a chore that I have procrastinated about for years and Kevin & Carolyn have made it so easy and, yes, FUN!! I can't possibly give any higher praise and I HIGHLY recommend their office. I may make up reasons to stay in touch with them :)
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2018
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Peace of mind
After being involved in a traffic incident due to road rage. I had to go talk to a few counselors for veteran. i was recommended Kevin Snyder he handled my case in a professional and timely manner. He kept me updated on what was currently going on with my case and help me keep a good piece of mind.
Posted by Benjamin Burkman | December 7, 2017
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Very Professional, Quick and Efficient. Highly recommend to anyone!!
I made contact with Kevin not even two weeks ago and he has been extremely quick and efficient with all responses, providing clear instructions on what was needed to be completed by me. He was able to go to court early to represent me in my DUI court case where the judge did not find any violation of probation against me. Kevin has already given me all the required referral paperwork to get re-enrolled into a DUI class program and back on track. He also understands and takes care of Veterans like myself ensuring the best services and representation. Thank you Mr. Snyder!! I highly recommend him to all veterans and anyone looking for a 1st Class Lawyer.
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Posted by Thomas | June 1, 2017
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Helped me through a hit and run charge.
I was charged with hit and run with vehicle damage. I backed into a smaller car in my SUV and didn't feel or hear the collision. I learned a lot about hit and runs and how easy it is to commit one ( like opening your door and hitting the car next to you on accident ). Kevin and Jessica and the rest of his team got my charges dismissed.
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Posted by Joyce | March 1, 2017
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Testimonial for Attorney Kevin Snyder
Attorney Kevin Snyder I would like to give you my heartfelt thanks for handling my son, Jim’s, case. You not only showed a high degree of professionalism, but an honest and caring approach to your work. Your bring integrity to your profession, and an honest and caring approach to help Jim. You listened to me and my problems, which helped me a lot. And you truly cared about Jim’s future. I also want to thank Jessica, your assistant attorney, for being so helpful, caring, and patient, listening to my story, and with my phone calls. Thank you both so much, and Jim wants me to thank you also, for all your help. Respectfully You’re the best Joyce Fountain Valley, Ca.
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Posted by Julio | December 22, 2016
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Effective results.
I understand that every case is different and complex until nature. However having a wonderful experience that I had with Mr. Snyder, one would argue that Mr. Snyder is above reproach when it comes to dealing with cases that seem out of the ordinary. Given the circumstances that I provided Mr. Snyder with I am amazed at the results that he was able to produce. Stop wasting your time call Mr. Snyder in his team, they are effective and produce results.
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Posted by Laurie & Lee | October 29, 2016
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SUPERIOR SERVICED FROM A GREAT LAW FIRM!!
THIS OFFICE SHOULD GET 6 STARS!! My husband and I just finished our estate planning with Kevin and what an awesome experience!! Kevin, Jessica and Carolyn made this so easy, thorough, and their kind and caring attention to detail was amazing. We would HIGHLY recommend this office for estate planning! We are so blessed to have found such an amazing legal team! Thank you Kevin, Jessica and Carolyn!
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney | Owner
  • Snyder Law, PC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Federal Public Defender's Office, Los Angeles
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Orange County Public Defender
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Intern
  • Federal Public Defender's Office, Richmond
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Summer Associate
  • Fonda & Fraser, LLP
  • 2004 - 2004
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2006
  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001
  • University of Cambridge
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
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Associations

  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Wealth Counsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Veteran's Legal Institute
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • N/A
  • OCBA Veterans & Military Committee
  • Committee Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Estate Planning Attorney.
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Don Sims Award for Attorney of the Year
  • Orange County Public Defender
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Probate! Hands On
  • Tax Filing Requirements and Implications in Probate
  • 2018
  • How to Build & Protect Financial Security for Your Family
  • How to Protect Your Finances for Your Family
  • 2016
  • Veterans Summit Spring 2016
  • Criminal Protections for Veterans
  • 2016
  • Want to Help a Vet?
  • Criminal Law Protections for Veterans
  • 2016
  • Orange County Veterans & Military Families Collaborative
  • ARE YOU PROPPED UP? How Veterans Can Use Prop. 47 and Other California Laws to Help Clear Their Records
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (22)
Endorse Kevin
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin is an attorney who has exceptional integrity and sincerely cares about his clients. He is a valued member of the legal community and I have referred my own clients to him. I would happily refer friends and family members to him as well."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin is a terrific person and attorney. He is very caring, compassionate, and truly has his client's best interest at heart. You are in good hands with Kevin."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Mr. Snyder for years, and I had the pleasure of working with him when he was a deputy public defender. Mr. Snyder is an exceptional attorney. In his career, he has proven himself to be passionate, knowledgable, and compassionate. He works tirelessly for his clients and gives each case the individual attention it deserves. If you need a criminal defense attorney or have estate planning needs, I highly recommend Mr. Snyder."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Snyder for several years with the Public Defender's Office. Mr. Snyder was known for his intelligence, tenacity, and the outstanding results he was able to achieve for his clients. When you are looking for an attorney it is crucial that you find someone who is well known, well respected, and well versed in the law - Mr. Snyder exemplifies these qualities. His reputation as a zealous advocate for his clients is perfectly balanced against his personable demeanor and kind heart. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Mr. Snyder to a friend or family member if they were looking to retain an attorney."
Trusts Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kevin Snyder is an oustanding attorney. He is professional and cares deeply about his clients. Clients will be in excellent hands; I enthusiastically endorse Kevin!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Kevin early on in his legal career. It was obvious from the start that he had all the tools of a successful lawyer and it no surprise that he has evolved into such a well respected attorney. Kevin's intelligence, diligence, and commitment are of the highest order. Most importantly, Kevin has the rare ability to take complex legal issues and break them down into a simple and compelling argument. Because of his superior advocacy skills in the courtroom and his dedication to serving the client's best interests, I highly recommend Kevin without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kevin Snyder for years. He is one of the most intelligent, compassionate, and diligent lawyers I know. On top of that, he is a good person who genuinely cares about his clients and making their lives better. The highest endorsement I can give another lawyer - I would hire Kevin as my criminal defense attorney and I recommend him to friends, family, and colleagues."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is a strong advocate for his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the privilege of working with Mr. Snyder for many years. He is not only a colleague but a good friend, and I can say without hesitation that he works harder for his clients than almost any attorney I know. Mr. Snyder will go to great lengths and challenge any opposition for the benefit of his clients. His preparation and research is of this highest quality, and he consistently obtains remarkable results for his clients. In other words...I strongly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of being in the same training class as Mr. Snyder when we were first hired on by the Orange County Public Defender's Office. I knew from the start that Kevin was going to be a star in the office, and I was not wrong. He is undoubtedly one of the hardest working public defenders in the office, and he will surely be on the letterhead there someday. We were assigned to juvenile delinquency together, and he clearly cared very deeply for every one of his young clients. I remember watching him in trial as he defended a young man accused of some rather serious acts, and he did an amazing job, making particularly good use of an expert witness he retained to testify about how children's memories function. He had a very delicate, kind, and effective way of dealing with very young child witnesses. Mr. Snyder has an L.L.M. in Trial Advocacy, and it has clearly paid dividends for him. If I or a loved one were ever in trouble, I would feel very fortunate to have him as my lawyer."
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