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|OR||Pro Bono - Active||2007||06/01/2017|
|Shareholder Attorney||Owens, Sneller, Pinzelik & Wood, PC||2011 - Present|
|Associate||David W. Owens, PC & Associates||2008 - 2011|
|Associate||Malagon Moore & Jensen||2007 - 2008|
|Head Law Clerk||The Findling Law Firm||2005 - 2006|
|Judicial Clerk||The Honorable James M. Alexander, Oakland County, Michigan, Sixth Circuit Court Family Law Division||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Oregon DHS v. D.H.||Complaint Unfounded|
|S.S. v. S.K.||After remand, Client declared legal parent and now enjoying entitled-to parenting time.|
|L.M. v. M.L.||Custody obtained for Client-Father|
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|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Oregon||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
Posted by Clif
I found working with Jodie to be easy. I had never needed a lawyer before, but was dealing with a separation and a child in the mix. My ex and I get along well but I wanted to make sure my rights as a parent were taken care of. Jodie was very good at her job. She knew her stuff and was able to put my mind at ease quickly. My case was relatively simple but it was clear that if things got bad she would have no problem being what ever i needed. Her knowledge of the law and the way the system works are excellent. I hope that my friends never have to deal with the things that i had to deal with (separation/child custody), but if they do I will have her card ready for them. No one should enter into that kind of stuff without legal help. It's a screwed up mess and it's easy to get turned upside down. She did a remarkable job of explaining it to me in words that i could understand. She was able to keep the field level so i did not get screwed. I highly recommend Jody and the firm she works for.
Posted by anonymous
Charged triple of what was necessary to proceed with case, letters. emails, phone calls, TRANSCRIPTIONS! Late for hearings in court, forgetful of key facts of case, argued with me regarding current law I easily gleaned from research, and poorly represented or advised me during deposition. Misrepresented her experience--she had none and charged for each "conference" with senior attorney. Judge admonished her for charging me for her "schooling".
Posted by anonymous
I was quoted one price, then charged over $1000 more. She asked I write a dissolution of relationship paper to keep the flat rate, which I did. Upon going to sign, the document (which she re-wrote into something new) was full of typos, mistakes and duplicate paragraphs. She charged me 2 hours to fix her mistakes. For short emails, I was charged one hour of time to read it. Later, the law office could not locate my file, the original papers or copies and no one seemed to know where these went, where they were and they certainly did not keep me in the loop as to where things stood.
David Owens, General practice Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
I fully endorse Ms. Sneller. Jodie joined the firm in 2008 and quickly demonstrated her strong commitment to her clients and her dedication to seeking the right result to sometimes complex and trying family law matters. In 2011 Jodie became a shareholder in the firm and I have no doubts she will carry this firm and its clients into the future.
Brook Wood, Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
I have worked with Ms. Sneller for over three years. What impresses me most about Jodie is her keen sense of both the legal and practical ramifications of a client's choices and the ability to advise her clients as to how to balance those implications. Above all, however, Jodie cares about her clients and puts every effort into obtaining the right result for each of them.
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