Snider and Associates
Please Call: 410 653-9060
The Law Offices of Snider & Associates, LLC, is a full-service law firm concentrating in the areas of Plaintiff-side employment discrimination hearings and appeals, personal injury, workers compensation, overtime cases and Federal Union matters.
The firm handles a wide variety of cases, including administrative cases nationwide, including:
Overtime - FLSA unpaid overtime and misclassified employees
Sexual Harassment / Disability Discrimination Complaints
Race / Gender / Age / Religion / Reasonable Accommodation Complaints
Personal Injury – Car Accidents
Federal Sector Labor and Employment Consultation and Practice
Union Grievances, Arbitrations and Unfair Labor Practice charges
EEO Hearings and Appeals
MSPB Hearings and Appeals
Workers Compensation Claims
Pre-paid Legal Program for Federal Employees (coming soon)
Mr. Snider was born in Texas and grew up in Hebron, Connecticut. He attended the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with minors in Business and Political Science.
Mr. Snider graduated with Honors from the University of Maryland School of Law at Baltimore in 1996. He was honored by earning the Corpus Juris Secundum award for outstanding work and the highest available grade in Civil Procedure. During law school, he served an Asper Fellowship as a law clerk to Hon. Paul Alpert, who was a sitting Judge on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Mr. Snider also clerked for Joseph Ostad, a solo practitioner in Baltimore, Maryland practicing corporate law, intellectual property and personal injury, and worked on contracts for a major client of that firm, the Psychic Friends Network.
Mr. Snider was admitted to practice before all Maryland State courts in December 1996, and was admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Maryland in March 1997. He was admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 1998, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1998, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in 2003 and the United States Supreme Court in 2001. He was specially admitted to the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in 1998.
After graduation from law school, Mr. Snider worked on a class action RICO case against Honda (In re American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Dealerships Relations Litigation (MDL 1069) that resulted in a $330 million settlement on behalf of more than 1400 class action and direct action plaintiffs); See www.nctrial.com/results_business_torts.htm.
Beginning in 1997, Mr. Snider served as an Attorney Advisor in the Litigation Division of the United States Social Security Administration in Woodlawn, Maryland for 1 ½ years. He defended the Commissioner of Social Security in United States District Court and US Courts of Appeal around the country. Mr. Snider flew to Portland, Oregon and argued an attorney fee hourly rate case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in which his client prevailed.
In 1999, Mr. Snider was appointed General Counsel of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), AFL-CIO, Local 1923 - the largest federal government Union Local in the country, and served in that position for 5 ½ years. During that time, he litigated dozens of Arbitrations, EEO and MSPB hearings and appeals, earning millions of dollars for bargaining unit employees at the Social Security Administration (SSA), Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA - HHS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DoD) and many other Agencies. Mr. Snider assisted the Local in forming and administering its Legal Representation Fund, into which was deposited over $1 million in attorney fees for Mr. Snider's work.
Mr. Snider formed Snider Law Offices in 1996, was a partner in the Law Offices of Snider & Fischer, LLC from 2002 to 2005, and formed the Law Offices of Snider & Associates in July 2005.
Mr. Snider has a number of federal and private Union clients, including:
- AFGE Council 222 (HUD)(Nationwide)
- AFGE Council 224 (SSA ROQA)
- AFGE Council 228 (SBA)(Nationwide)
- AFGE Council 252 (Dept. of Education),
- AFGE Local 22 (Navy, Coast Guard)
- AFGE Local 32 (OPM),
- AFGE Local 1770 ((Army - Ft. Bragg, NC)
- AFGE Local 2419 (NIH, HHS)
- AFGE Local 2006 (SSA Philadelphia)
- AFGE Local 2607 (Education Headquarters)
- AFGE Local 3147 (USDA)
- AFGE Local 1534 (Dept. of State HQ)
- AFGE Local 1534 (USAID)
- AFGE Local 3729 (Army Corps of Engineers),
- AFGE Local 3614 (EEOC Baltimore, Washington, Philly)
- NFFE Local 1998 (Dept. of State, Passport Agency),
- NFFE Local 2152 (Bureau of Land Management)
- NFFE Local 858 (USDA FMA)
- NFFE Local 2109 (Watervliet Army Arsenal)
- NFFE Local 273 (Army – Ft. Sill, OK)
- NFFE Local 2783 (Trident Refit Facility)
- NFFE Local 1642 (GSA)
- NFFE Local 1705 (GSA)
- UGSOA Local 80 (US Marshals)
Mr. Snider served a short term as General Counsel and a member of the Board of Directors for the Federally Employed Women's Legal and Education Fund (FEW LEF).
Mr. Snider is a proud member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Industrial Research Relations Association (IRRA) and the Society of Federal Labor and Employment Relations Professionals (SFLERP).
Over the years of his practice of law, Mr. Snider has taught training courses for Unions and their members in the areas of grievances, arbitrations, EEO and MSPB hearings and appeals and has handled numerous individual employment matters. He was a featured speaker at the January 2002 Baltimore Chapter of IRRA, the November 2003 Washington, DC chapter meeting of SFLERP, the FEW DC Metro Region - Regional Training Program, November 3-4, 2004 and the Federally Employed Women's National Training Program in Reno, Nevada on July 21, 2005.
Please Call: 410 653-9060