Judy D. Snyder

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Portland, OR

Law Offices of Judy Snyder
 | 1000 SW Broadway, Suite 2400
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-228-5027
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Judy D. Snyder is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of Judy Snyder located in Portland, Oregon. A highly rated and award-winning civil trial attorney with over 40 years of legal experience, Ms. Snyder focuses her practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death claims, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, employment law, and other civil litigation matters. She represents clients throughout the Portland area, as well as across the southern and eastern parts of the state.

Dedicated to protecting the rights and entitlements of those she serves, Ms. Snyder advocates on behalf of employees who suffered an injustice at work, as well as those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of another party's negligence or wrongdoing. In addition, she also defends small-business owners who are facing liability litigation, as well as licensed professionals dealing with administrative actions before licensing boards.

Ms. Snyder began her legal career in 1973 after obtaining her Juris Doctor from The Law School at the University of Notre Dame and her license to practice from the Oregon State Bar. Before establishing her private practice in 1978, she served as clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Otto R. Skopil and as a prosecutor for the Multnomah County District Attorney's office. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Recognized as one of the leading civil trial attorneys in the region, Ms. Snyder has received a number of awards and honors for her professionalism and service, including the Distinguished Trial Lawyer Award from the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the Owen M. Panner Professionalism Award from the Oregon State Bar Litigation Section. In 2008, the American Board of Trial Advocates invited her to become a member of its organization, and she holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Fully committed to her practice, Ms. Snyder is active in several professional legal organizations, and she once served as president for both the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the Multnomah Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (40%)

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Professional Liability (20%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Professional Liability (10%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Focus Areas

Employment Litigation: Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Professional Liability: Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Professional Liability: Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017

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About Judy Snyder

Admitted: 1973, Oregon

Professional Webpage: http://www.jdsnyder.com/Attorneys/Judy-D-Snyder.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Multnomah Bar Professionalism Award, 2009
  • Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent rating from her peers
  • Recognized by the legal publications Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers
  • Owen M. Panner Professionalism Award, Oregon State Bar Litigation Section, 2001 
  • Distinguished Trial Lawyer Award, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2001

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit , 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1974
  • Oregon, 1973
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Multnomah County Bar Association, President, 1999 to 2000
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2008 - Present 
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1980 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1989 - 1990
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member, 1975 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association, President, 1999 - 2000

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Commission for Judicial Fitness and Disability
  • Board of Trustees, Jesuit High School, 1990 - 1993
  • State of Oregon's Board of Psychologist Examiners, 1986 - 1988
  • Chair, State of Oregon's Psychiatric Security Review Board, 1983 - 1984
  • State of Oregon's Psychiatric Security Review Board, 1980 - 1984

Educational Background:

  • West Liberty State College, West Liberty, W. VA, B.A., Honors: summa cum laude , 1970
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Office Location for Judy D. Snyder

1000 SW Broadway
Suite 2400
Portland, OR 97205

Phone: 503-228-5027

 

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Last Updated: 9/5/2017

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