Judy D. Snyder

Top rated civil litigation attorney in Portland, Oregon

Law Offices of Judy Snyder
Judy D. Snyder
Law Offices of Judy Snyder

Practice Areas: Civil litigation, Medical malpractice, Professional liability; view more

Licensed in Oregon since: 1973

Education: University of Notre Dame Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Law Offices of Judy Snyder

1000 SW Broadway
Suite 2400
Portland, OR 97205 Visit website


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

Civil litigation: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Professional liability: plaintiff, Employment litigation: plaintiff

Focus areas

Dental malpractice, Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Informed consent, Legal malpractice, Professional malpractice - other, Ethics & professional responsibility, Employment discrimination, Wrongful termination, Retaliation, Employment law - employer

  • 20% Civil litigation: plaintiff
  • 30% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 30% Professional liability: plaintiff
  • 20% Employment litigation: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1973, Oregon

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

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American College of Trial Lawyers and member of the Oregon state ACTL committee.
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2008 - Present 
  • Multnomah Bar Association, President, 1999 - 2000
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1980 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit 
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1989 - 1990
  • Multnomah County Bar Association, President, 1999 to 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member, 1975 - Present
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • 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
  • Commission for Judicial Fitness and Disability
  • 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
  • 2009 Professionalism Award, Multnomah Bar , 2009
  • Distinguished Trial Lawyer Award, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2001, 2001
  • Recognized by the legal publications Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers
  • Owen M. Panner Professionalism Award, Oregon State Bar Litigation Section, 2001 , 2001
  • Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent rating from her peers
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers 2017 Arthur H. Bryant Public Justice Award, 2017

Office location for Judy D. Snyder

1000 SW Broadway
Suite 2400
Portland, OR 97205

Phone: 503-228-5027

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