Philip M. Snyder
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
“Top 100 Trial Lawyer”, “Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer”, “Florida Legal Elite”, “Super Lawyer” and “AV® Preeminent Rated” attorney Philip M. Snyder chairs the Criminal Defense Division at Lyons, Snyder & Collin, P.A.
Prior to founding Lyons, Snyder & Collin, P.A., Mr. Snyder was a founding and managing partner at the LyonsSnyder Law Group, P.A. In addition, Mr. Snyder served as a Prosecutor in Broward County, Florida where he earned a reputation for trial excellence in cases involving white collar crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes and driving-related offenses, including Driving While Under the Influence. During his tenure at the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Snyder was twice promoted to the specialized units of Domestic Violence and Economic Crime where he was responsible for investigating and prosecuting Aggravated Domestic Felonies and white collar crimes including Grand Theft, Scheme to Defraud and Tax Evasion. Mr. Snyder has successfully litigated over fifty trials and hundreds of motions.
Since forming Lyons, Snyder & Collin, P.A., Mr. Snyder has successfully represented hundreds of individuals, including professionals and athletes, charged with a crime. Additionally, Mr. Snyder has been recognized for his numerous published articles in the field of criminal defense, personal injury and family law.
In 2011, Mr. Snyder was recognized by Florida Trend magazine as “Florida Legal Elite: Top Up and Comer“. This prestigious designation, selected by other lawyers in Broward County, is awarded to approximately 2% of all attorneys each year.
In 2011, Philip M. Snyder received an “AV® Preeminent Rating” by Martindale Hubbell. An AV® certification rating is the highest rating provided by Martindale-Hubbell – a testament to the fact that Mr. Snyder’s peers rank Mr. Snyder at the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability, based on legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience.
In 2012, AVVO rated Philip M. Snyder as “Superb: 10/10” based on experience, industry recognition and professional conduct.
In 2012, the Wall Street Journal and Miami Magazine listed Philip M. Snyder as a “Top Young Attorney in Florida” as selected by peer recognition and professional achievement.
In 2012 and 2013, Super Lawyers magazine recognized Mr. Snyder as a “Rising Star“. The Super Lawyers selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only up to 2.5% of all attorneys in Florida are designated “Rising Stars.”
In 2012, the Miami Herald, Daily Business Review and Legal Leaders listed Philip M. Snyder as a “Top Rated Lawyer” in its annual “South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers” publication.
In 2013, Philip M. Snyder was invited for membership into the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the field of criminal defense. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers is a professional organization of America’s top trial lawyers. Membership into the organization is by exclusive invitation and is only extended to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership in their respective state. Mr. Snyder is one of only five criminal defense attorneys in Fort Lauderdale to receive this honorable designation.
In 2013, Philip M. Snyder was invited for membership into the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 in the field of criminal defense. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 recognizes America’s top young trial attorneys. Membership into the association is by exclusive invitation and is only extended to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership in Florida.
- Florida, 2004
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2006
- University of Maryland College of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 2004
- Doctor of Jurisprudence
- University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2001
- Master of Science, Decision and Information Science
- University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2000
- Bachelor of Science, Finance
Professional Associations and Memberships
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Broward County Bar Association
- Stephen R. Booher American Inns of Court (Barrister)
- Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
- Broward Legal Advisors (Vice President)
- Jorge Nation Foundation (Vice President)
Recently Published Articles:
- Top Ten List to Consider if Divorce is Imminent
- I was Injured in an Automobile Accident, Should I call my Insurance Company to Report the Claim?
- Should I Purchase Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage in Florida?
- Slip and Fall Accidents: Who Has to Prove Knowledge of the Dangerous Condition?
- Changes in Florida’s Alimony Laws Explained
- Who Pays for the Attorney’s Fees in a Divorce?
- Dog Bites: Is the Owner Liable for my Injuries?
- Should I go the Hospital After a Car Accident?
- What is an IME?
- Am I Eligible for a Downward Departure in Florida?
- What is a Contingency Fee Agreement in Personal Injury Cases?
- Changes to Search Incident to Arrest After Arizona vs Gant
- Police-Citizen Encounters
- Injured in a Cycling Accident? Who Pays for My Damages?
- Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law
- What is the Garrity Rule?
- Driving While License Suspended – Can the State Prove Knowledge?
- What Should I do if I am Pulled Over for Driving While Under the Influence in Florida?
- Arrested for Trafficking in Oxycodone or Hydrocodone
- Hiring a Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney
- The Problems with Prosecuting Domestic Violence in Florida
- Auto Accidents – How to Obtain Maximum Compensation
- Paternity Action Questions and Concepts
- Five Common Mistakes When Dealing with a Criminal Offense
- The Elements of Stalking
- Injured Cyclist? You’re Not Alone
- Common Injuries from Car Accidents
- Can the Police Arrest Me if I’m Riding in a Vehicle that Contains Marijuana?
- The Financial and Social Benefits Afforded to Individuals Who Can Marry vs. Same-Sex Couples Who Cannot Legally Marry
- How the Court Calculates Child Support
- Obtaining an Injunction for Domestic or Repeat Violence
- PIP Laws for 2013
- Chiropractor vs Orthopedic Surgeon?
- How to Contest the Value of a Stolen Item at Trial
- The Imporatance of Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Florida
- DWLS – The Benefit of a Judge’s Withhold and Clerk’s Withhold
- What To Do After a Recent Arrest?
- Injured? Should I Immediately Contact a Personal Injury Attorney?
- Can I be Arrested for a Few Loose Oxycodone or Xanax Pills in My Pocket?
Latest Articles by philip
May 15, 2013
Should I Hire a Male or Female Attorney for my Divorce Case?
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May 10, 2013
IF THE ACCIDENT IS NOT YOUR FAULT, FLORIDA LAW PROHIBITS YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY FROM RAISING YOUR RATES FOR FILING A PIP CLAIM, PROPERTY CLAIM, OR MEDICAL PAYMENTS CLAIM (Florida Statute, 626.9541).
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