Edgar Snyder (born September 6, 1941) is a Pittsburgh-area personal injury lawyer.[1]

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.[2] 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."[2] He later expanded his practice into personal injury cases.[2]

Snyder's wife, Sandy, worked as his firm's marketing director and helped expand his firm's reach through advertising in the 1980s.[2] The advertisements helped propel Snyder's profile to the "near-saturation point," with an estimated 98% name recognition.[3] 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.[4]

Snyder was rated "AV," the highest possible rating, by Martindale-Hubbell and was listed as a "Super Lawyer" for Pennsylvania.[2][5] 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.[3] He has hosted a weekly live call-in show on PCNC called "The Law and You."


  1. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Deadly serious fun - David Guo - Thursday, December 14, 2006 [1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4
  3. 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 "Edgar Snyder represents so much that he can no longer represent you in court.".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. 
  4. Erie Times News - Doc ID: 0F53245BD7638E46 – Scott Westcott – August 4, 2002 [2]
  5. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Dateline Pittsburgh - Compiled by Natalie Hill -7/9/08. [3]

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