Who is Phil?
“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 aggressively litigates all personal injury matters, including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, cycling accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, premise liability, and bad faith insurance claims.Mr. Snyder has been recognized for his numerous published articles in the field of criminal defense, personal injury and family law.
Mr. Snyder is frequently featured as a legal analyst for CNN, HLN, and FOX News in the field of criminal defense and civil litigation. Mr. Snyder has been featured on such shows as CNN Newsroom, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox and Friends, Fox News Happening Now, Studio B with Shepard Smith, America’s Newsroom, Jane Valez Mitchell, HLN After Dark, HLN News Now, HLN Now in America, HLN Morning Express and HLN Evening Express.
An overview of Phil's career
In 2014, the National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys recognized Philip M. Snyder as a Top 10 Attorney Under the Age of 40 in the State of Florida in the field of personal injury. This designation was awarded to Mr. Snyder only after a rigorous and independent vetting by the organization’s Board of Governors.
In 2014, the South Florida Legal Guide selected Philip M. Snyder as a “Top Up and Comer” in the field of criminal defense in their annual publication of the best lawyers in South Florida.
In 2014, Super Lawyers magazine recognized Philip M. 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 2013, the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys named Philip M. Snyder as a Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney under the age of 40 in the State of Florida.
In 2013, ALM and Martindale-Hubble recognized Mr. Snyder as a Top Rated Personal Injury Lawyer as published in the Daily Business Review.
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.
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 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 2011, 2012 and 2013, 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, 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 2011, Philip M. 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.
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