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Edgar Snyder - Pittsburgh, PA

600 Grant StreetSuite 10US Steel Tower, 10th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219 - 2705

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Updated: 02/14/2024

Pittsburgh Personal Injury Lawyer

Overview

If you live in Western Pennsylvania, you probably recognize Attorney Edgar Snyder pointing his finger and saying, “There’s never a fee, unless we get money for you!” But you most likely don't know the story of how he became the most well-known injury lawyer in the area.

Attorney Snyder’s father, a Russian immigrant, and his mother, a Pittsburgh native, believed that hard work and a good education would lead to success. They told their children that they had two career options: medicine or law...

If you live in Western Pennsylvania, you probably recognize Attorney Edgar Snyder pointing his finger and saying, “There’s never a fee, unless we get money for you!” But you most likely don't know the story of how he became the most well-known injury lawyer in the area.

Attorney Snyder’s father, a Russian immigrant, and his mother, a Pittsburgh native, believed that hard work and a good education would lead to success. They told their children that they had two career options: medicine or law. Because of his skill at winning arguments and his success on his college debate team, Attorney Snyder decided that becoming a lawyer was the path for him.

After graduating from Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, he opened a storefront office in Duquesne, PA across the street from the steel mill. During that time he was also an Allegheny County assistant public defender, representing several high-profile clients, including Stanley Hoss, in what many consider to be Western Pennsylvania’s trial of the century.

Although successful in his defense career, Attorney Snyder’s passion was helping injury victims and people with disabilities. Through his storefront office he got to know many of his clients well and wanted to expand his personal injury practice.

In 1982, he discovered the power of advertising. He soon became a household name, and today, Edgar Snyder & Associates has five offices across Western Pennsylvania and is recognized as a top-rated personal injury law firm.

Both Attorney Snyder and the firm have received AV® Preeminent™ ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating based on legal ability and general ethics standards. Attorney Snyder also received Trib Total Media Readers’ Choice Award for Best Attorney in the City.

He was selected for inclusion in 2004-2010 and 2014 & 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, an honor awarded to the top five percent of state-wide lawyers. Attorney Snyder is a 2012 Penn State Alumni fellow, a lifelong title given in recognition of outstanding professional accomplishments. The award is the highest honor given by the Penn State Alumni Association.

He is also one of only 19 Pitt Law alumni to receive a 225th Anniversary Medallion from the University of Pittsburgh. The prestigious award recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their professional fields and who continue to contribute to the success of the University and its students.

Attorney Snyder says, “I believe that if you are fortunate enough to be successful in business, you have a responsibility to give back to the community.” He has been honored for his philanthropic efforts in both the local and international communities. His awards include:

• PNC’s Community Builders Award
• Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law
• Emanuel Spector Memorial Award, which recognizes exemplary service to the community

The law firm represents many victims of alcohol-related and distracted driving accidents and sees firsthand the devastation they can cause. Because of this, we use paid public service announcements to raise awareness and discourage drunk driving and texting while driving. The firm also sponsors a variety of community service projects to promote the messages: "Don’t Drink & Drive" and "Don't Text & Drive."

About Edgar Snyder

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Construction Zone Accidents
  • Dangerous Drugs
  • Defective Products
  • Dog Bites
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Hazardous Roadways
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney at Law, Of Counsel & Founder of Edgar Snyder & Associates

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Federal Courts

Other Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Member)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member)
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (President's Club Member)

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1966
    J.D.
  • Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1963
    B.A.

Past Positions

  • Allegheny County , Assistant Public Defender

Pro Bono Activities

  • "Words to be Heard" College Scholarship Contest
  • Edgar Snyder Save A Life Tour: an anti-drunk driving program for high school students
  • "My Holiday Wish" Coloring Contest for elementary schools
  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • BikePGH
  • Animal Friends, Inc
  • Variety Children's Charity
  • JDRF

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Edgar Snyder

Included on the 2023 Pennsylvania list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Edgar Snyder on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • 2007 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Received the Pittsburgh Tribune Review's, Readers' Choice Award, 2010 - 2012
  • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, an honor awarded to the top five percent of state-wide lawyers, 2004 - 2010
  • Penn State Alumni fellow, Penn State Alumni Association, 2012 - Present
  • PNC's Community Builders Award
  • Named a Distinguished Alumni by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Received the Emanuel Spector Memorial Award
  • Pittsburgh Business Times Diamond Award , 2013 - Present
  • President's Club Member of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

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Office Information

Address

600 Grant StreetSuite 10US Steel Tower, 10th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219 - 2705

Fax

  • 412-391-2180

Publication

Articles

  • Auto Insurance: Proper Protection is Key, Pittsburgh HealthCare Report
  • Auto Insurance: Cutting Corners Could Cost You, Pittsburgh Better Times
  • Bottom Line for Boomers: Don't Cut Your Auto Insurance, Grand Strand Boomers
  • Pennsylvania Bicycle Law, KQV Radio
  • Bicycle Safety: So Important That It's a Law Now, Too, Pittsburgh Better Times
  • A Guide to Protecting Motorcyclists’ Legal Rights, Keystone Motorcycle Press
  • Spring Riding Safety Tips, Cycle Source
  • May is Motorcycle Safety Month, Pittsburgh Better Times
  • Healthcare Professionals: Remember Motorcycle Safety, Western PA Hospital News
  • Medical Facility Winter Woes: Avoiding Property Liability Disasters, Western PA Hospital News
  • Don’t Let Ice and Snow Become a Winter Woe, Pittsburgh Better Times
  • Boomers: Protect Yourself This Winter, Grand Strand Boomers
  • Don't Let Winter Weather Injure Someone on Your Property, Pittsburgh HealthCare Report
  • What to Do if You're Injured on Vacation, Western PA Hospital News
  • Pennsylvania's Underage Drinking Law, KQV Radio

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