Born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania to Polish and Russian immigrants, Snyder attended Penn State University and was a member of the fraternity Beta Sigma Beta. Following his graduation from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1966, he served as a public defender for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He opened his first law office in Duquesne, Pennsylvania and initially worked in criminal defense and represented "several high-profile clients in highly publicized cases." He later expanded his practice into personal injury cases.
Snyder's wife, Sandy, worked as his firm's marketing director and helped expand his firm's reach through advertising in the 1980s. The advertisements helped propel Snyder's profile to the "near-saturation point," with an estimated 98% name recognition. The advertising slogan "There's never a fee unless we get money for you" emphasized the firm's use of contingency fees, where the firm only collects fees in the event of a legal victory.
Snyder was rated "AV," the highest possible rating, by Martindale-Hubbell and was listed as a "Super Lawyer" for Pennsylvania. Snyder's firm, Edgar Snyder & Associates, employs around 100 people and 26 lawyers. Snyder no longer personally takes on cases, citing his notoriety as being potentially detrimental to his clients. He has hosted a weekly live call-in show on PCNC called "The Law and You."
- ↑ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Deadly serious fun - David Guo - Thursday, December 14, 2006 
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 http://www.edgarsnyder.com/about/attorneys/snydere.html
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Mickens, Julie (2002). "Edgar Snyder represents so much that he can no longer represent you in court.". Pittsburgh City Paper (Pittsburgh City Paper). Archived from the original on 2006-01-11. http://web.archive.org/web/20060111002748/http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/prev/archives/covarch/cov02/cv10202.html.
- ↑ Erie Times News - Doc ID: 0F53245BD7638E46 – Scott Westcott – August 4, 2002 
- ↑ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Dateline Pittsburgh - Compiled by Natalie Hill -7/9/08. 
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