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LAW FIRMS HOST NEW BUILDING RECEPTION
LAW FIRMS HOST NEW BUILDING RECEPTION
Snider & Horner Relocate to New Office
Kevin Snider Nominated for 2006 Trial Lawyer of the Year
Snider & Horner Begins 10th Year of Service
KEVIN SNIDER OPENS LAW OFFICES IN GERMANTOWN
ANIMAL SHELTER BENEFIT A SUCCESS
HORNER JOINS SNIDER IN LAW PRACTICE
SNIDER TO SPEAK AT BUSINESS SEMINAR
FORMATION OF SNIDER & HORNER, PLLC
KEVIN SNIDER SELECTED AS OUTSTANDING YOUNG MAN
SNIDER & HORNER EXPAND INTERNET WEB SITE
SNIDER & HORNER COMPLETE THEIR 1998 EXPANSION PROJECT
SHELBY FARMS FUNDRAISER RAISES $1,400.00
SNIDER & HORNER CONTINUE RAPID EXPANSION
SNIDER & HORNER CELEBRATE CONTINUED GROWTH
LINDA KASTNER JOINS LAW OFFICES OF SNIDER & HORNER
SNIDER & HORNER BECOMES SNIDER, HORNER & NEW
SNIDER, HORNER & NEW SET TO MOVE IN DECEMBER
JAN FALK JOINS LAW OFFICES OF SNIDER, HORNER & NEW
SNIDER, HORNER & NEW HOST RIBBON CUTTING RECEPTION
DEAN DECANDIA JOINS LAW OFFICES OF Snider & Horner, PLLC
NATALIE MARTIN JOINS LAW OFFICES OF Snider & Horner, PLLC
KEVIN SNIDER TO HOST THE LEGALEASE TELEVISION SHOW
LAW OFFICE OF Snider & Horner, PLLC OPEN SECOND OFFICE
KEVIN SNIDER COMPLETES FIRST SEASON OF LEGALEASE
SNIDER WILL NOT SEEK HART'S COMMISSION SEAT: ENDORSES LILLARD
LAW OFFICES OF Snider & Horner, PLLC GIVEN AWARD
KEVIN SNIDER IS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE BEFORE THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
LAW OFFICE OF SNIDER, HORNER & NEW UPDATE WEB SITE
SNIDER TO HOST RECEPTION FOR DAVID KUSTOFF
ALDERMAN CANDIDATES FEATURED ON LEGAL EASE
KEVIN SNIDER EARNS CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINER DESIGNATION
KEVIN SNIDER BOOK TO DEBUT MARCH 1
KEVIN SNIDER AND ANDY WISE HELP PROVIDE "LEMON AID"
Kevin Snider “Educating” Other Attorneys
Kevin Snider Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Tennessee Supreme Court Provides New Remedies for Consumers
Sarah Oschack Joins Snider, Horner & New, PLLC
Attorney Kevin Snider Gains Board Certification


LAW FIRMS HOST NEW BUILDING RECEPTION

GERMANTOWN - Covenant Escrow Services, Inc. and Snider & Horner, PLLC hosted their ribbon cutting reception for their new Barrister Provinces Building on October 12, 2006. Nearly 250 people attended the reception which was a celebration of the relocation and expansion of their law firms to their new building.

The new site at 9056 Stone Walk Place is located in the middle of Germantown’s premiere office complex known as the Corporate Gardens of Germantown which is off Forest Hill Irene Road between Poplar Avenue and Poplar Pike. For additional information please call (901) 751-3777 or visit www.kevinsnider.com.


LAW FIRMS HOST NEW BUILDING RECEPTION

GERMANTOWN - Covenant Escrow Services, Inc. and Snider & Horner, PLLC are hosting a ribbon cutting reception for their new Barrister Provinces Building on Thursday, October 12, 2006 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The reception is a celebration of the relocation and expansion of their law firms to their new building.

The new site at 9056 Stone Walk Place is located in the middle of Germantown’s premiere office complex known as the Corporate Gardens of Germantown which is off Forest Hill Irene Road between Poplar Avenue and Poplar Pike.

“It is exciting to see our expansion and relocation project finally complete,” remarked attorney Kevin Snider. “The nearly 7000 square foot office space, private elevator, multimedia conference rooms and state of the art technology and construction will greatly improve our overall operations as we continue to expand and develop. Our new facilities we enable our firms to continue to provide our clients with the exceptional service they have become accustomed to.”

The ribbon cutting reception is open to the public and anyone interested in attending is encouraged to do so. For additional information please call (901) 751-3777 or visit www.kevinsnider.com


Snider & Horner Relocate to New Office

GERMANTOWN - The Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC will relocate to their new office on May 15, 2006. The move, to the Corporate Gardens of Germantown at 9056 Stone Walk Place, will provide their clients with a more accessible office with significantly more office space and other benefits.

“The newly constructed building will have nearly 7000 square feet that we will share with our Of Counsel Attorneys Phillip Waddell and James Seth Waddell who concentrate in real estate closings as Covenant Escrow Services,” remarked founding attorney Kevin Snider. “This additional office space, private elevator, multimedia conference rooms and state of the art technology and construction will greatly improve our overall operations as we continue to expand and develop,” said Snider.

The new site at 9056 Stone Walk Place is located in the middle of Germantown’s premiere office complex known as the Corporate Gardens of Germantown which is just south of the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Forest Hill Irene Road.

“It is exciting to see our expansion and relocation project finally complete,” remarked founding attorney Kevin Snider. “Our new facilities we enable our firm to continue to provide our clients with the exceptional service they have become accustomed to.”

Snider & Horner was originally founded in 1996 and has grown to become one of the largest trial law firms in the City of Germantown. The firm will retain their same phone number of (901) 751-3777 and the same web page address of www.kevinsnider.com.


Kevin Snider Nominated for 2006 Trial Lawyer of the Year

Based upon his successful argument before the Tennessee Supreme Court in the case of Miller v. United Automax, Germantown attorney Kevin Snider has been nominated for the TLPJ Foundations’ 2006 Trial Lawyer of the Year.

In the precedent setting case, the Supreme Court adopted Mr. Snider’s argument that consumers can receive both punitive damages under a common law misrepresentation claim and reimbursement for attorney fees under the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act. Thus, Tennessee consumers now have much broader remedies available to them when they become the victim of fraud, unfair or deceptive trade practices.

The case, which began in 1998, arose out of the sale of a used car to a consumer by a local dealership. The consumer, represented by Kevin Snider, sued the automobile dealership once it became obvious that the vehicle was substantially damaged prior to its purchase. The jury found in favor of the consumer on both her claim for fraud and misrepresentation as well as her claim for violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act by the dealership engaging in unfair or deception trade practices. At that time, the consumer was awarded compensatory damages as well as punitive damages by the jury and then requested reimbursement for attorney fees incurred in pursuing the matter. The trial court denied the consumer’s request for reimbursement of attorney fees which ruling was upheld by the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Thereafter, the Tennessee Supreme Court agreed to hear the case and reversed both the trial court and Court of Appeals by holding that consumers can receive both compensatory and punitive damages under the common law claim of misrepresentation and attorney fees under the statutory claim for violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act.

Mr. Snider is the founding attorney of the Germantown law firm of Snider & Horner, PLLC, and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. “This lawsuit has been a very lengthy process but one that will greatly benefit innocent consumers for years to come,” said Snider. “It’s not too often that you have the opportunity to establish new precedent under our legal system…especially a precedent that will help consumers and send a message to unethical businesses,” remarked Snider.

The national award of Trial Lawyer of the Year is sponsored by the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation who present this award each year to the attorney or attorneys who have made the most outstanding contribution to public interest through precedent-setting litigation. The winner of this Award will be announced at the TLPJ’s Annual Gala and Awards Dinner which will take place in Seattle, Washington near the end of July.


Snider & Horner Begins 10th Year of Service

The Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC begins its 10th year of service with a new name, new faces, and soon to a new location in Germantown. As of January 1, 2006 the law firm will be known as Snider & Horner, PLLC; the firm has added James Seth Waddell as an additional of counsel attorney; and in late spring will be relocating to its offices under construction in the Corporate Gardens of Germantown.

Snider & Horner, PLLC was originally founded by Kevin A. Snider in 1996 and has served over 5000 clients in the local area. The firm, which now has and is affiliated with 6 full-time attorneys, is a results oriented law practice that takes an aggressive approach both in solving its clients’ current problems and in anticipating future contingencies that can be met with preventative law solutions. Snider & Horner is a full services law firm that represents clients in both civil and criminal matters before local, state, and federal courts as well as at administrative hearings. The firm serves a clientele composed of individuals, organizations, and corporations.

Kevin A. Snider is the founding attorney who is also licensed as a Certified Fraud Examiner and Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Gail Horner is a member attorney who is also Certified as a Rule 31 General Civil Mediator. S. Elizabeth Oschack is an associate attorney. Phillip D. Waddell is an of counsel attorney who is also licensed to practice law in the State of Kentucky. James Seth Waddell is an of counsel attorney who is also licensed to practice law in the State of Mississippi. Christina Burdette is an of counsel attorney who is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified as a Rule 31 General Civil Mediator, and also certified as a Rule 31 Family Law Mediator. “Our firm appreciates the continued confidence shown by the clients with whom we have worked. We will extend to our newer clients our firms’ same level of responsiveness, individual attention, and commitment to excellence in meeting their individual needs,” said founding attorney Kevin Snider. “We trust that our ability to provide broad based legal services will help our clients to achieve the successful results they desire,” remarked Snider.

For more information contact the Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC at (901) 751-3777 or visit their recently updated and expanded web site at www.kevinsnider.com.

KEVIN SNIDER OPENS LAW OFFICES IN GERMANTOWN

The opening reception for the Law Offices of Kevin A. Snider was held on November 6. More than 125 people attended the grand opening at 2298 South Germantown Road in Germantown. Snider, who is starting his professional career in Germantown, was amazed at the amount of support he has received from the local community. "I would just like to thank everyone, especially the individuals from the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce, for the encouragement and continued support in my endeavor," he said.

Those attending the grand opening were Martha Wilson, President of the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce; Tre Hargett, State Representative from Bartlett; Judge Olen Batchelor, City Judge of Germantown; Rita Clark, Shelby County Property Assessor, and many other dignitaries and officials. Snider's educational background includes a bachelor's degree in business administration from Southern College in Chattanooga; a political management degree from George Washington University in Washington D.C., and a law degree from the University of Memphis.

Snider is now operating a general law practice while maintaining his current position as President of Andrew's Entertainment, Inc., which specializes in advertising specialties and promotional products. For more information, call Kevin Snider at (901) 751-3777.

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ANIMAL SHELTER BENEFIT A SUCCESS

The Law Office of Kevin A. Snider hosted a Wine and Cheese Reception which was attended by more than 100 people and raised over $1,500 to benefit the Germantown Animal Shelter.

Attendees at Mr. Snider's law office reception included General Sessions Court Clerk Chris Turner, Shelby County Property Assessor Rita Clark, Shelby County Trustee Bob Patterson, Criminal Court Clerk Bill Key, Circuit Court Clerk Jimmy Moore, City Councilwoman Pat Vanderscaaf, Bank of Bartlett Director Harold Byrd, Business Owner Scott McCormick, Officials from the City of Germantown and Germantown Animal Shelter, Representatives of the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce, Representatives of the Germantown Lions Club, and more than 100 other volunteers and supporters of the Shelter. "This is an event that the whole community got behind," said Snider. "Our office has received hundreds of telephone calls from individuals wanting to help."

All proceeds from Mr. Snider's reception will be applied toward the Shelter Expansion Project which will help solve the serious overcrowding problem at the Shelter. Current plans of the Expansion Project are to build a new cat room and add air conditioning to the existing structure.

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HORNER JOINS SNIDER IN LAW PRACTICE

Gail Horner has successfully passed the July Tennessee Bar Examination and will be opening her own law office on the premises of the Law Office of Kevin A. Snider at 2298 South Germantown Road in Germantown.

Horner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Memphis State University and a law degree from the University of Memphis. Her employment background includes positions in marketing, merchandising, teaching, and in the securities and insurance field. She has served as PTA President for Collierville Elementary School, a troop leader for Girl Scouts of America, and various other community based activities. "Ms. Horner will be an asset to the professional community and residents of Germantown, Collierville, Bartlett, and the other surrounding areas," remarked Kevin Snider who is a civil trial attorney concentrating in consumer law. "I have known Gail for several years and am happy that she is now joining me in the practice of law," says Snider.

Horner expects to begin her professional career by operating a general law practice while focusing in areas of domestic, probate, and civil trial work. To contact Ms. Horner or Mr. Snider please call (901) 751-3777.

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SNIDER TO SPEAK AT BUSINESS SEMINAR Kevin Snider, an attorney from Germantown, has been selected as one of the featured speakers at a local Business Seminar for small business owners. The Seminar, presented by the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), will focus on starting and managing a small business. Mr. Snider's topic will be "Choice of Business Form" and focus on the pros and cons of the different business forms available to small business owners in Tennessee. Snider, who is also one of the founding owners of Andrew's Entertainment, Inc., will share his insight both as an attorney and small business owner on which business form is best suited for a particular situation. In addition, Snider will discuss how a small business owner can avoid a lawsuit and what steps need to be taken if a lawsuit is initiated.

Other speakers scheduled to appear are: Ben Dodridge, professor of marketing and management at Christian Brothers University; Mickey Ison, an accountant at Bean & Ison; Tommy Thomas, a certified insurance counselor with his own company; Wayne Rodgers, a representative with BankTennessee, and Jim Frommel, a certified financial planner with William Howard & Company.

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FORMATION OF SNIDER & HORNER, PLLC

Kevin A. Snider and Gail W. Horner announce the formation of the Law Offices Of Snider & Horner, PLLC, with offices at 2298 South Germantown Road, Germantown, Tennessee 38138; telephone (901) 751-3777; facsimile (901) 759-0041; web site and www.kevinsnider.com.

Snider, the founding attorney, concentrates his practice in consumer law and protection. He serves as a legal consultant and television commentator for the "3 On Your Side" consumer assistance segments on WREG News Channel 3. He was one of the featured speakers at a recent seminar for small business owners, sponsored by the Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE).

Horner concentrates her practice in family and juvenile law and is a former PTA President in Collierville.

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KEVIN SNIDER SELECTED AS OUTSTANDING YOUNG MAN

Kevin Snider has been selected as an Outstanding Young Man of America for 1998 by the editorial committee for the Outstanding Young Americans organization based in McLean, Virginia. Snider, who is only 28 years old, will become one of the youngest members ever selected for inclusion in their annual listing of prominent young professionals.

The Outstanding Young Men of America's 31st listing includes the "cream of the crop" as selected by America's leading colleges and alumni groups, city and state officials and prominent national organizations and citizens.

Snider is the senior trial attorney with Snider & Horner, PLLC with offices at 2298 South Germantown Road in Germantown. In addition, he is President of Andrew's Entertainment also located in Germantown. He is active in the local community with the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce, the University of Memphis Alumni Association, and the Germantown Kiwanis and Lions clubs.

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SNIDER & HORNER EXPAND INTERNET WEB SITE

The Law Offices Of Snider & Horner, PLLC have completed the expansion of their internet web site. The internet web site, located at "www.kevinsnider.com", will link the law offices to anyone in the world via a computer.

Snider & Horner, became the first Germantown law firm to host an internet web site in 1997. Since that time, the law offices have continually updated their site. To date, the web site has numerous categories and subfiles which provide information to clients, attorneys, and anyone else who is interested.

The web site will provide users a brief description of the City of Germantown and the Law Offices of Snider & Horner, the various services offered by the law firm, the biographies of the attorneys and office personnel in the law firm, a map with directions to the law offices from anywhere in the continental United States, a frequently asked question page which answers basic questions on over twenty different areas of the law, a law link page with hyperlinks to legal research and other related sites, a local courts page with pictures and diagrams of the local Shelby County court system, and a direct e-mail link to anyone in the law firm.

To date, Snider & Horner has received hundreds of inquiries from all over the United States. "Most people ask questions or just want some general legal information about a particular issue they are dealing with in Tennessee," remarked Snider. "We feel our site is not only beneficial to clients or potential clients, but is also a resource for anyone looking for legal information.

For more information contract Kevin Snider at (901) 751-3777 or visit the web site at www.kevinsnider.com.

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SNIDER & HORNER COMPLETE THEIR 1998 EXPANSION PROJECT

The Law Offices Of Snider, Horner & New, PLLC are putting their final touches on their 1998 expansion effort. Snider & Horner, established by Kevin Snider, has grown from a small solo practice to one of the largest trial law firms in the City of Germantown.

The Law Offices have nearly completed the 700 square foot expansion of their existing offices at 2298 South Germantown Road. Three new offices have been added as well as several key changes in personnel.

Cynthia Ehrlich has been hired as the new office administrator. Ehrlich's background includes employment in various professional offices and service for the University of Memphis. Khristie Horton has been hired as the new senior law clerk. Horton's educational background includes a paralegal degree and legal experience with a prominent Memphis law firm. In addition, Horner is currently a highly ranked second year law student at the University of Memphis School of Law. Michael New has been promoted to an Associate Attorney pending the final results of the 1998 Tennessee Bar Exam. New was previously employed by Snider & Horner as the senior law clerk.

"I believe that our success has largely been attributable to hard work. We started a law firm with the idea of providing legal services with the personal touch that only a small community like Germantown can offer. Many 80-hour work weeks later, our goal has become a reality," remarked founding attorney Kevin Snider.

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SHELBY FARMS FUNDRAISER RAISES $1,400.00 A fundraising reception hosted by the Law Offices Of Snider & Horner, PLLC, raised about $1,400 to benefit the Friends of Shelby Farms' effort to stop a planned highway through the park. Among those attending were Scott McCormick, Pat Melvin, June Boswell, Mary Maduska, Lois Kuiken, Susan Gregory, Ginger Ralston and many other business and civic leaders from the Germantown area.

"It's refreshing to see ordinary citizens take such an active role in what is going on in our community," remarked Kevin Snider, founding attorney of Snider & Horner. "The planned highway through Shelby Farms would not only be detrimental to those of us who use the park but would destroy the very purpose of having the park," Snider said.

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SNIDER & HORNER CONTINUE RAPID EXPANSION The Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC continue their rapid growth and expansion. Their Offices, which were established in 1996 and are located at 2298 South Germantown Road in Germantown, continue to be one of the fastest growing law firms in the Germantown community. Michael New has been promoted from an Associate Attorney to a Member Attorney in the firm. He originally joined Snider & Horner in early 1998 as the Senior Law Clerk and after successfully completing the July 1998 bar examination began his work as an Associate. Mr. New currently concentrates his areas of practice in estate planning, criminal law, and other general litigation. Amy Finley has been hired as the new Senior Law Clerk. Ms. Finley's background includes a degree from Tennessee Technological University and work in several other law firms. Currently, Ms. Finley is a second year law student at the University of Memphis where she is ranked 5th in her class. In addition, she is active in the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity and the University's Moot Court competitions. Jeanie Halvin has been promoted to Legal Administrator. Ms. Halvin, who has been with the firm since the middle of 1998, will coordinate legal operations and assist the attorneys in trial preparation and other legal research. In addition, she will continue to serve as a liaison between the attorneys and other office personnel.

"I continue to be amazed at the growth our firm is experiencing. The amount of support and referrals that we have received from individuals, small businesses, and other attorneys in the community has been amazing," remarked founding attorney Kevin Snider. "We currently have plans to add another part-time staff person as well as another attorney," stated Snider.

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SNIDER & HORNER CELEBRATE CONTINUED GROWTH The Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC have recently celebrated their rapid growth in the Germantown area. Since opening their law offices in in 1996, Snider & Horner has been retained and provided services to 1000 new clients. "It's amazing how fast our Offices have grown and how many individuals and small businesses that we have provided services to in such a short period of time," remarked founding attorney Kevin Snider. I believe that our commitment to personal service while providing top quality legal representation is the key to our success."

The Law Offices of Snider & Horner is a full service law firm. They provide representation to clients in a broad range of areas in both the civil and criminal arenas. For more information please visit their Offices at 2298 South Germantown Road or contact them at (901) 751-3777 or at www.kevinsnider.com.

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LINDA KASTNER JOINS LAW OFFICES OF SNIDER & HORNER Linda Kastner has joined the Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC as a Legal Assistant. She will be directly responsible for assisting the office personnel in client communications, drafting of correspondence, and other general office duties. Mrs. Kastner was born and raised in the Memphis, Tennessee area. She attended Memphis State University where she studied business and corporate operations. Mrs. Kastner's employment background includes positions as a clerical assistant and receptionist for numerous businesses and professional groups. She is an officer for The Ladies Italian - American Civic League and enjoys Tae-Kuk exercise as well as spending time with her children. In addition, she has worked as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America and other charitable organizations.

Mrs. Kastner is married and resides with her children in Cordova, Tennessee.

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SNIDER & HORNER BECOMES SNIDER, HORNER & NEW The Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC has changed its corporate name to the Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC. This change became necessary due to the addition of Michael E. New as a member attorney.

"It's always gratifying to see our practice to continue its growth," remarked founding attorney Kevin Snider. "We have big plans for the next 12 months including the moving of our offices to 7700 Poplar Avenue, Suite 212 at the end of this year," said Snider. "This move will more than double the office space that we currently have as we continue to add staff and attorneys."

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SNIDER, HORNER & NEW SET TO MOVE IN DECEMBER GERMANTOWN - The Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC have scheduled their relocation for December of 1999. The move, from 2298 South Germantown Road to 7700 Poplar Avenue, , will provide their clients with a more accessible office in a more convenient location with significantly more office space.

"We will more than double the current square footage of our office to almost 3000 square feet," remarked founding attorney Kevin Snider. "This additional office space as well as a more convenient location off Poplar Avenue will greatly improve our overall operations," said Snider.

The new site at 7700 Poplar Avenue is located in the office portion of Germantown Village Square near the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Germantown Road. This site, Suites 212 and 213, were previously occupied by the Law Offices of George Brannon and an agent for Nationwide Insurance. Snider, Horner & New has remodeled the two separate suites to create one large suite of nearly a dozen offices.

The Law Offices plan to begin using the new facilities on December 1, 1999 and will complete their relocation by December 20, 1999.

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JAN FALK JOINS LAW OFFICES OF SNIDER, HORNER & NEW GERMANTOWN - Jan Falk has joined the Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC as their new Legal Transcriptionist. She is directly responsible for the preparation of legal documents and the drafting of office correspondence and other papers.

Ms. Falk was born and raised in Kentucky and is a 1992 graduate of the Northwest Arkansas School of Real Estate in Bentonville, Arkansas, where she has lived and traveled extensively with her husband's employment.

Her previous employment background includes legal work for the Marshall County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in Marshall County, Kentucky. In addition, she has worked in various other positions from real estate to cosmetology.

Ms. Falk served as a Crime Victim Advocate for the Marshall County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Further, she was nominated Chairman of the Marshall County Child Concern Committee and elected Secretary for the Marshall County Foster Care Review Board.

She and her husband, Geoff has one son and live in the Cordova, Tennessee area.

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SNIDER, HORNER & NEW HOST RIBBON CUTTING RECEPTION GERMANTOWN - The Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC is hosting a ribbon cutting reception on Thursday, March 2, 2000 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The reception is a celebration of the relocation and expansion of their offices to 7700 Poplar Avenue, Suite 212 in Germantown which is located in the executive office portion of Germantown Village Square.

"Our firm wanted to host an event in an effort to thank our clients, friends and community leaders for making us the largest trial law firm in the City of Germantown," remarked founding attorney Kevin Snider. "We are thankful to have the support of all of these individuals because we would not be here without them."

The ribbon cutting reception is open to the public and anyone interested in attending is encouraged to do so.

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DEAN DECANDIA JOINS LAW OFFICES OF Snider & Horner, PLLC

Dean DeCandia has successfully passed the July 2001 Tennessee Bar Examination and will be joining the Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC as a practicing attorney. The Law Offices of Snider, Horner & New is a full service law firm in the City of Germantown with five other attorneys: Kevin A. Snider, Gail W. Horner, Michael E. New, Christina Von Cannon Burdette (Of Counsel), and Phillip D. Waddell (Of Counsel).

Mr. DeCandia received his B.A. degree in English from the University of Memphis in 1997, where he graduated summa cum laude and was a member of various honor societies. While there, he served as President of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, Chief Justice of the Interfraternity Council, Senator of the Student Government Association, and he earned several awards at the collegiate and national level for his service to the Greek system. Through his fraternity involvement, he organized community projects with United Cerebral Palsy and Memphis Convert Ballet.

He earned his law degree from the University of Memphis in 2001 and had previously been a law clerk for Judge D'Army Bailey who the Shelby County Circuit Court Judge in Division Eight.

Mr. DeCandia will concentrate his practice in various areas in both the civil and criminal litigation field.

"Dean will be a great asset to our firm," remarked Kevin Snider who is the founding attorney of Snider, Horner & New. "He has been successfully working for us since early this year and we are proud that he has decided to stay and practice law in both Germantown and Shelby County," says Snider.

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NATALIE MARTIN JOINS LAW OFFICES OF Snider & Horner, PLLC

Germantown - Natalie Martin has joined the Law Offices of Snider, Horner & New as a Legal Receptionist. She will be directly responsible for assisting the office personnel in client communications, drafting of correspondence, and other general office duties.

Ms. Martin was born and raised in the Memphis, Tennessee area. She is a graduate of Bartlett High School and is currently attending the State Technical Institute of Memphis where she is studying to become a legal assistant.

Her employment background includes positions at a property management company as well as another local law firm. In addition, she has worked as a volunteer for numerous organizations and professional groups.

Ms. Martin resides in Bartlett, Tennessee.

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KEVIN SNIDER TO HOST THE LEGALEASE TELEVISION SHOW

Germantown - Kevin A. Snider of the Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC has been selected to be the new host of the LegalEase television show. LegalEase, a monthly television show produced by Germantown Community Television, will focus on a wide range of legal issues and topics.

The show is taped and produced in Germantown Community Television's lavish production facilities on the premises of the Germantown High School. In recent years, Germantown Community Television or GHS-TV has been nationally recognized at the Alliance for Community Media International Trade Show as a leader in television programming. Further, the nationally recognized television station is completely run by students.

"I am honored to be selected as the new host," remarked Snider. "We have a tremendous schedule planned, which will focus on various legal related issues and concerns. In addition, we have many prestigious guests on the show, which should make it informative and entertaining." said Snider.

The September edition of LegalEase will focus on Real Estate Transactions with special guests including Glenda Wilkerson, a realtor with Crye Leike Realtors; Mike Horton, a home inspector with Pro-Spec Home Inspections; and Mark Miesse, a real estate attorney with Mark Miesse and Associates.

Other guests currently scheduled for future shows include Andy Wise, consumer reporter for WREG News Channel 3; John Myers, president of the Better Business Bureau; Hon. Chris Turner, Shelby County General Sessions Court Clerk; Hon. Lynn Cobb, a Judge in the Shelby County General Sessions Civil Court; Hon. Jim Robinson, a Judge in the Shelby County General Sessions Criminal Court; Christina Burdette, an estate planning attorney; Hon. Chris Thomas, Shelby County Probate Court Clerk; and the Hon. Robert Benham, a Judge in the Shelby County Probate Court.

The September edition of LegalEase will be broadcast on Cable Channel 17 on Friday, September 22. For more information please check your local listings or contact Germantown Community Television at (901) 754-4788.

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LAW OFFICE OF Snider & Horner, PLLC OPEN SECOND OFFICE

The Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC have completed their Year 2000 Expansion Project by opening a second office in downtown Memphis. Their new office will be located in Suite 816 of the Regions Bank building at 147 Jefferson Avenue.

"We have added this second office to improve convenience for our individual and corporate clients located in the downtown area," remarked founding attorney Kevin Snider. "This additional office will allow clients to meet with all of our attorneys either in Memphis or in Germantown."

The Memphis office will supplement and expand the firm's Germantown office located at 7700 Poplar Avenue. Further, the Memphis office will provide a location within walking distances of the County, State and Federal Courthouses.

"Our Year 2000 expansion project included adding this second office as well as increasing the number of office personnel," stated Snider. "We have completed both goals and we are now in the process of planning a third office in Somerville to better service our clients in Fayette County."

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KEVIN SNIDER COMPLETES FIRST SEASON OF LEGALEASE

Germantown - Kevin A. Snider of the Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC has completed his first season as the host for the LegalEase television show. LegalEase, a monthly television show produced by Germantown Community Television, focuses on a wide range of legal issues affecting both national, state and local topics.

"It has been a truly remarkable season for the show," remarked Snider. "I was very honored to not only have the help and support of our extremely talented production crew at the station but also our prestigious guests which added a great deal of insight to the topics and issues that we were discussing. I am looking forward to hosting the show once again next season," said Snider.

During Mr. Snider's debut season, guests on the nine monthly shows included: Andy Wise, consumer reporter for WREG News Channel 3; John Myers, president of the Better Business Bureau; Hon. Chris Turner, Shelby County General Sessions Court Clerk; Hon. Lynn Cobb, a Judge in the Shelby County General Sessions Civil Court; Hon. Jim Robinson, a Judge in the Shelby County General Sessions Criminal Court; Christina Burdette, J.D.,C.P.A.; Hon. Chris Thomas, Shelby County Probate Court Clerk; Hon. Robert Benham, a Judge in the Shelby County Probate Court; Hon. Dottie Johnson, City of Germantown Court Clerk; Hon. Raymond Clift, a Judge for the City of Germantown; Michael New, Attorney; Gail Horner, Attorney; Hon. D.J. Allissandratos, a Chancellor in the Shelby County Chancery Court; Mark Mesler, Attorney; Hon. Robert Brannon, a Judge for the City of Germantown; David Kustoff, Attorney; Jim Strickland, Attorney; Richard Blount, C.P.A. with Cannon Ivy, PLLC; and Susan Babina with the Pickler Group / UBS Paine Webber.

LegalEase is broadcast on Germantown Cable Channel 17 at various times each month. For more information please check your local listings or contact Germantown Community Television at (901) 754-4788.

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SNIDER WILL NOT SEEK HART'S COMMISSION SEAT: ENDORSES LILLARD

Kevin Snider, a Germantown resident and trial attorney with offices in Germantown and Memphis, will not seek the County Commission seat being vacated by Tommy Hart. Hart announced last week that he would not be seeking reelection for the District 4, Position 3 seat that he has held for a number of years.

"At this juncture in my personal and professional life, I do not feel it is the right time for me to be seeking elected office. In addition, with the announcement of my friend and colleague, David Lillard, that he intends to seek this position, I believe he is the right person for the job. David can bring an enormous amount of talent and leadership to the County Commission and he has my unreserved and unequivocal recommendation for this position," remarked Snider.

Snider, who serves as General Counsel for the Shelby County Republican Party, has been active in politics and political campaigns for nearly 15 years and has been actively involved in the local GOP since 1999.

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LAW OFFICES OF Snider & Horner, PLLC GIVEN AWARD

The Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC have been chosen Germantown's "Small Business of the Year" for 2001 by the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce. The Small Business of the Year Award is presented annually to Germantown businesses that excel in both internal operations and community involvement.

"It is a great honor to be chosen for this Award," remarked Kevin Snider who is the Founding Attorney (J.D. - 1996 from the University of Memphis School of Law). "Our firm, which started in 1996, has always placed an emphasis on satisfying our clients and being actively involved in the local community.

The Law Offices of Snider, Horner & New has offices in Germantown and Memphis, Tennessee and is one of the largest trial law firms in the City of Germantown.

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KEVIN SNIDER IS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE BEFORE THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

On March 18, 2002, Kevin A. Snider was formally admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Snider, who is the founding attorney of the Germantown law firm of Snider & Horner, PLLC, received the official notification of his admission by a letter from the Clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court.

“I am thrilled to become a member of the Bar for the U.S. Supreme Court and look forward to having a case heard there in the future,“ remarked Snider. “It’s an honor to be one of the local attorneys that has the privilege of admission in our country’s highest court.”

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LAW OFFICE OF SNIDER, HORNER & NEW UPDATE WEB SITE

GERMANTOWN - The law offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC have completed a complete update and expansion of their internet web site. The internet web site, located at "www.kevinsnider.com", will link the law firm to anyone in the world via a computer.

Snider, Horner & New became the first Germantown law firm to host an internet web site in 1997. Since that time, the law offices have continually updated their site.

The web site now provides users with over 14 different categories of information on over 60 pages. The site provides the types of legal services offered by the firm; biographies and personal profiles of the attorneys and staff; descriptions, maps and pictures of the firm’s offices; internet links to legal and other resource sites; a listing of frequently asked questions to attorneys with answers; news and information about the firm; references of current and former clients; descriptions, maps and pictures of the local court system; a description of the types of fees for the firm; employment and personnel notices; notices to the public; awards given to the firm; a listing of organizations and groups that the firm is affiliated with and supports; and contact information to send an e-mail to anyone in the firm.

Since 1997, the firm has received thousands of visitors on their web site with hundreds of inquiries from all over the world. For more information contact Kevin Snider at (901) 751-3777 or visit the web site at "www.kevinsnider.com".

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SNIDER TO HOST RECEPTION FOR DAVID KUSTOFF


Kevin A. Snider will be hosting a $100.00 per person fundraising reception for U.S. Congressional Candidate David Kustoff in Germantown. The event will be held at the Law Offices of Snider & Horner, PLLC, located at 7700 Poplar Avenue, Suite 212, in Germantown, Tennessee (in the executive office portion of Germantown Village Square) on Thursday, June 20, 2002 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

David Kustoff, who is running for the Republican nomination in the congressional seat being vacated by Ed Bryant, is a former two-term chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party, a noted trial attorney and the former state campaign director of President Bush in his successful effort in Tennessee.

Assisting Snider with the fundraising reception is a host committee of over 50 community leaders, small business owners, elected officials, and professionals. Most notably, former Germantown Mayor Charles Salvaggio; former Germantown Mayor Warner “Rusty” Hodges, III; Germantown Alderman Gary Pruitt; Germantown Alderman John Drinnon; State Representative Paul Stanley; State Representative Tre Hargett; Bill Gibbons; David Pickler; Pete Sisson; Richard Stringer; Leslie Ballin; Pat Melvin; Richard Glassman; John T. Williams; Dr. Norman Stringer; Steve Veesart; Alan Strain; Maida Pearson; Jack Craddock; Bob James; Bill Watkins; Roger Stone; and Annie Kent.

“David Kustoff is a man with impeccable credentials who will be a superb congressman representing our area. I think the tremendous amount of support and enthusiasm of the individuals supporting David demonstrate his leadership abilities and the respect of community leaders that he has earned. I believe that if he is trusted by President Bush to run his statewide campaign, we can trust him to represent our interests in Washington,” remarked Snider.

For more information contact Kevin Snider at (901) 751-3777.

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ALDERMAN CANDIDATES FEATURED ON LEGAL EASE

The candidates in the contested election for Germantown Alderman will be the featured guests on the October edition of Legal Ease. Carole Hinely, John Niven, and Mike Palazzolo will each be given an equal amount of time to address the citizens of Germantown in regard to the upcoming November 5 election.

Legal Ease is a monthly television show hosted by Germantown trial attorney Kevin Snider and produced by Germantown Community Television. The show focuses on a wide range of legal issues affecting both national, state and local topics.

“I am extremely excited about the October show,” remarked Snider. “I think this show will focus attention on this important local race and allow the citizens of Germantown to become better acquainted with the candidates. I would encourage everyone who will be voting in the November elections to watch this show.”

The October edition of Legal Ease will be broadcast on Germantown Cable Channel 17 beginning on Friday, October 25, 2002 at 8:30 p.m. For additional times of the October edition of Legal Ease or for more information please contact Germantown Community Television at (901) 754-4788.

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KEVIN SNIDER EARNS CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINER DESIGNATION

GERMANTOWN - The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is pleased to award Germantown attorney Kevin A. Snider the designation of “Certified Fraud Examiner” (CFE). Mr. Snider is the founding attorney of Snider & Horner, PLLC and concentrates his practice in the area of consumer protection and consumer rights issues but is also active in many other areas of civil and criminal litigation.

The Association’s Board of Regents awards this designation only to select professionals who meet a stringent set of criteria, including strict character, experience, and education requirements. Mr. Snider has successfully met these criteria and now joins the ranks of over 26,000 business and government professionals who have also earned the CFE certification. CFE’s are responsible for resolving a wide range of allegations of fraud and white-collar crime. They have the expertise to obtain evidence; take statements and write reports; testify to findings; and assist in all aspects of detecting and preventing white-collar crime. CFE’s are employed in a variety of industries, including the investigative divisions of corporations, private businesses, and government agencies.

The CFE designation is one of the Association’s fundamental efforts against white-collar crime. Other efforts include self-study courses; training seminars on a wide variety of fraud issues; customized in-house fraud training for businesses and agencies; and the Uniform CFE Examination. This rigorous exam is designed to assess a candidate’s knowledge of four topics: financial transactions, the legal elements of fraud; criminology and ethics; and fraud investigation.

As the professional organization for fraud examiners, the Association’s international membership of 26,000 consists primarily of accountants, auditors, investigators, criminologists, lawyers, and law enforcement personnel. Joseph T. Wells, a CPA and former FBI Special Agent, founded the Association in 1988 for the purpose of reducing incidence of fraud and white-collar crime. The Association achieves this goal by training members in the specialized techniques necessary to detect, investigate, and deter fraud - and by awarding the coveted CFE designation to deserving professionals like Germantown attorney Kevin A. Snider.

“I am honored to be one of the first practicing trial attorneys in Tennessee to receive this designation. I think it will be an invaluable benefit in assessing cases as well as assisting clients in preventing and pursuing fraud claims,” remarked Snider.

For more information please contact Juan Hernandez at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners at (512) 478-9070.

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KEVIN SNIDER BOOK TO DEBUT MARCH 1

GERMANTOWN - Germantown Legal Resources, Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2003 Edition of Selected Statutes of Tennessee Consumer Law will debut on March 1, 2003. This publication, authored by local consumer rights attorney Kevin A. Snider will provide an easy reference to over 45 current state and federal statutes in the areas of consumer law and consumer transactions.

“This book is primarily designed as a reference guide for attorneys and individuals in the consumer advocate field but it will also be useful for businesses and individuals who wish to be informed of consumer rights legislation,“ remarked Snider.

The publication is available at a cost of $49.00 (which includes sales tax and shipping) and can be ordered by calling Germantown Legal Resources, Inc. at (901) 634-7171.

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KEVIN SNIDER AND ANDY WISE HELP PROVIDE "LEMON AID"

GERMANTOWN - Kevin Snider and Andy Wise recently completed a joint effort in obtaining amendments to the Tennessee Lemon Law with the help of some local state legislators.

Snider, a consumer rights attorney with the Germantown law firm of Snider, Horner & New, partnered with Andy Wise, a consumer rights television correspondent with WREG News Channel 3, in seeking to amend Tennessee Code Annotated 55-24-201 et. seq. or more commonly referred to as the Tennessee Lemon Law which provides protection to purchasers of new motor vehicles which are defective.

Snider and Wise sought to reduce the required number of repair attempts and number of days that a consumer must have their vehicle in a repair facility, sought to extend the statute limitations for filing a lemon law claim from six months to twelve months (after the expiration of the express warranty), and sought to change the definition of a motor vehicle so that out-of-state consumers who purchase a motor vehicle in Tennessee will be entitled to have Tennessee Lemon Law protection.

After several trips to the State Capitol, testimony by both Snider and Wise before the House Standing Committee of Consumer and Employee Affairs, and the support of local state legislators (most notably State Senator Roscoe Dixon, State Senator Mark Norris, State Representative Larry Miller, and State Representative Paul Stanley), the final amendments were passed by both the Tennessee House and the Tennessee Senate in late March. It was signed by Governor Phil Bredesen and became law on April 11, 2003.

“There’s no question that changes were needed in the Tennessee Lemon Law, “ said Kevin Snider. “The changes were necessary because the vehicle manufacturers kept finding various loopholes in the current law to deprive consumers of basic statutory rights. It is not fair for consumers to be forced into hiring an attorney to take care of a problem that the vehicle manufacturers should be taking care of,” remarked Snider.

In the end, the Tennessee Lemon Law was amended to immediately provide “lemon aid” to consumers. The required number of repair attempts that a consumer must have their vehicle in a repair facility was reduced from four to three and the definition of a motor vehicle was substantially changed so that out-of-state consumers who purchase a motor vehicle in Tennessee will be entitled to have Lemon Law protection.

“We’re very happy with the changes to the Tennessee Lemon Law and surprised at the level of support that was received,” remarked Andy Wise. “Everyone treated us professionally and took our proposed amendments and ideas very seriously. It is very gratifying to know that the laws for consumers are getting stronger and that we could make such a difference,” stated Wise.

For more information please refer to www.kevinsnider.com or www.wreg.com.

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Kevin Snider “Educating” Other Attorneys

GERMANTOWN -  Local attorney and certified fraud examiner Kevin A. Snider has recently completed a seminar for members of the Memphis Bar Association.  The seminar, focusing on the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, was designed to provide other attorneys with insight and education in consumer law and consumer protection issues.  In addition, the seminar helps provide local attorneys with Continuing Legal Education credits which are annually required by all attorneys in the State of Tennessee.

“I was thrilled to be involved in sharing my thoughts and insight in regard to consumer protection issues,” remarked Snider.  “Consumer fraud and identity theft are becoming an enormous problem in our local area and one of the most effective ways to stop it is through education.”

Snider will be completing another seminar focusing on “Consumer Rights” on October 23, 2003.  For more information, please contact the Law Offices of Snider, Horner & New, PLLC at (901) 751-3777.

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Kevin Snider Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney Kevin A. Snider of Germantown, Tennessee has been certified as a member. 

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as the most prestigious group of trial attorneys in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards, and settlements.  The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 2500 members located throughout the country.  Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy, and provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases.  Members must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which their client has received a verdict, award, or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more.

Mr. Snider is the founding attorney of the Germantown law firm of Snider, Horner & New, PLLC, and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.  He is a graduate of the University of Memphis School of Law and concentrates in the area of consumer law and consumer protection matters. 

For more or additional information please contact the Million Dollar Advocates Forum at (831) 425-5770.

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Tennessee Supreme Court Provides New Remedies for Consumers

The Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted Germantown attorney Kevin Snider’s argument on remedies available in consumer fraud cases. In the precedent setting case entered on June 24, 2005, the Supreme Court held that consumers can receive both punitive damages under a common law misrepresentation claim and reimbursement for attorney fees under the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act.

The case, which began in 1998, arose out of the sale of a used car to a consumer by a local dealership. The consumer, represented by Kevin Snider, sued the automobile dealership once it became obvious that the vehicle was substantially damaged prior to its purchase. The jury found in favor of the consumer on both her claim for fraud and misrepresentation as well as her claim for violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act by the dealership engaging in unfair or deception trade practices. At that time, the consumer was awarded compensatory damages as well as punitive damages by the jury and then requested reimbursement for attorney fees incurred in pursuing the matter. The trial court denied the consumer’s request for reimbursement of attorney fees which ruling was upheld by the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Thereafter, the Tennessee Supreme Court agreed to hear the case and reversed both the trial court and Court of Appeals by holding that consumers can receive both compensatory and punitive damages under the common law claim of misrepresentation and attorney fees under the statutory claim for violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act.

“This lawsuit has been a very lengthy process but one that will greatly benefit innocent consumers for years to come,” said Snider. “It’s not too often that you have the opportunity to establish new precedent under our legal system…especially a precedent that will help consumers and send a message to unscrupulous businesses,” remarked Snider.

Mr. Snider is the founding attorney of the Germantown law firm of Snider, Horner & New, PLLC, and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis School of Law and concentrates in the area of consumer law and consumer protection matters. For more or additional information please contact Kevin Snider at (901) 751-3777 or visit the firm web page at www.kevinsnider.com.

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Sarah Oschack Joins Snider, Horner & New, PLLC

Sarah Elizabeth Oschack (“Beth”) has successfully passed the July 2005 Tennessee Bar Examination and will be joining the Law Offices of Snider, Horner & New, PLLC as a practicing attorney.  The Law Offices of Snider, Horner & New is a full service law firm in the City of Germantown with six other attorneys: Kevin A. Snider, Gail W. Horner, Michael E. New, Christina Von Cannon Burdette (Of Counsel), Phillip D. Waddell (Of Counsel) and James Seth Waddell (Of Counsel).

Ms. Oschack received her Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis School of Law in 2005.  As a law student, Ms. Oschack was an active board member of the student chapter of the Association for Women Attorneys and the Public Action Law Society as well as volunteering with the Community Legal Center.  Ms. Oschack received a Pro Bono Service Award recognizing time spent in volunteer work in 2004, and in 2005 received CALI award for academic achievement in the Civil Advocacy Clinic and the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award. 

After graduating law school, she has become a 2005-2006 Board Member of the Memphis chapter of the Association for Women Attorneys and a member of the American Bar Association.  As a board member of the AWA, Ms. Oschack is actively involved in establishing a mentorship program between professional attorneys and law students at the University of Memphis.

Although a newly licensed attorney, Ms. Oschack has worked for Snider, Horner and New, PLLC as a law clerk for Kevin Snider since 2003 and is honored to now join the firm as an Associate Attorney.  Ms. Oschack is interested in practicing in all areas of consumer law.

Prior to entering law school, Ms. Oschack spent several years after college working in social work field in Champaign, Illinois.  Ms. Oschack first worked as a mental health professional at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, then spent time as a foster care case worker for an agency with the Department of Human Services and finally as a vocational specialist for the developmentally disabled.

Ms. Oschack grew up in Germantown, Tennessee and graduated Germantown High School in 1996.  She then went to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where she spent her junior year studying abroad at the University of Nottingham, England.  Ms. Oschack graduated from University of Illinois in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. 

She and her husband reside with their two dogs in Collierville, Tennessee.

“Beth will be a great asset to our firm,” remarked Kevin Snider who is the founding attorney of Snider, Horner & New.  “She has been successfully working for quite some time and we are proud that she has decided to stay and practice law in both Germantown and Shelby County,” says Snider.

For more information contact the Law Offices of Snider, Horner & New, PLLC at (901) 751-3777 or visit their recently updated web site at "www.kevinsnider.com".

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Attorney Kevin Snider Gains Board Certification

The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy have certified attorney Kevin A. Snider of the Germantown law firm of Snider, Horner & New, PLLC as a Civil Trial Specialist.  Mr. Snider joins a small but select group of approximately 300 attorneys who have completed a rigorous certification process by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

To be certified as a Civil Trial Specialist, Tennessee attorneys must have years of experience in their field, special education, pass an examination and receive positive recommendations from other lawyers, judges, and their clients.  Tennessee attorneys do not have to be certified to practice in any area of the law, and certified attorneys are not limited to the area of their certification in their practice.  Certification can be of assistance to consumers in selecting an attorney in the fields where it is offered.  Currently, Tennessee attorneys may obtain certification in the fields of Civil Trial, Criminal Trial, Consumer Bankruptcy, Business Bankruptcy, Creditor’s Rights, Accounting Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Family Law.

Kevin Snider, who is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, concentrates on Consumer Law and Consumer Protection matters but he is also active in many other areas of both civil and criminal litigation. Mr. Snider has completed over 1000 trials and hearings in local, state, and federal courts as well as at administrative hearings which included the precedent setting case of Beverly Miller, et. al. v. United Automax (2005) in which the Tennessee Supreme Court adopted Mr. Snider’s argument on remedies available in consumer fraud cases. In addition, he serves as a legal consultant and television commentator for the "3 On Your Side" consumer assistance segments on WREG News Channel 3; he conducts legal seminars and lectures for the Memphis and Shelby County Bar Association, National Business Institute, Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, West Tennessee Legal Services, Memphis Area Legal Services, SCORE and other local entities; he has testified before the Tennessee House Standing Committee of Consumer and Employee Affairs in regard to new consumer rights legislation; he is the author of Selected Statutes of Tennessee Consumer Law (2003) and A Practical Guide to Identity Theft (2003); he was instrumental in the drafting and subsequent passage of the 2003 amendments to the Tennessee Lemon Law; he is the host of “Legal Ease” a local legal television show; he works as a part-time Public Defender for the City of Germantown; he serves as a Special Judge for the Shelby County General Sessions Civil Court, Shelby County General Sessions Criminal Court, and Germantown Municipal Court; and he was the featured columnist for the Shelby Sun Times “Ask a Lawyer” newspaper column from 2000-2002.

Mr. Snider received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Southern College in Collegedale, Tennessee.  He then completed the Graduate Summer Scholar Program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  Later, he received his law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law in Memphis, Tennessee.  Mr. Snider has been recognized as an “Advocate” by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America’s National College of Advocacy after completing extensive civil trial seminars and courses conducted at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia and at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, all of the courts in the State of Tennessee, the U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Mr. Snider has been awarded a prestigious attorney rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory which has recognized him as a highly respected and ethical member of the Bar.  In addition, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum which restricts membership to attorneys who have obtained judgments or settlements in excess of one million dollars.  In addition, he is an active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, an active member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and has given legal opinions on CNN’s “Talk Back Live” television show.

For more information contact Les Bowron, Associate Director of the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization at (615) 741-3096 or the Law Offices of Snider, Horner & New, PLLC at (901) 751-3777 or visit their recently updated web site at www.kevinsnider.com.        

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