A tenured attorney, Kevin Snyder earned his LL.M (Masters of Law) from the California Western School of Law; his JD (Juris Doctorate) from the University of Richmond School of Law, graduating with honors; and his B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) from Boston College, also graduating with honors (go Eagles!). Mr. Snyder is an active member of Wealth Counsel and Elder Counsel as well as the Trust & Estates and Elder Law sections of the Orange County Bar Association.  He has also been published in the OC Lawyer magazine multiple times.

Prior to opening Snyder Law, PC, Mr. Snyder worked in a variety of legal disciplines. One of which was as a public defender in Orange County.  He has defended countless adults, juveniles, and veterans at all stages criminal court proceedings. He also gained a unique experience working closely with veterans in the Veteran’s Treatment Court. This experience prepared Kevin well for his Veteran Defense practice and the personalized care, attention, and diligence necessary in his role as a trusted estate advisor.

Prior to attending law school, Kevin spent a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps where he was “ruined for life” and left with a lasting impression of how important it is to be a “man for others.” Kevin currently serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, the Holy Family Cathedral Finance Committee, and provides pro bono legal services through the Veterans Legal Institute.

In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:

  • Kevin’s background and experience
  • Overview of Veteran Courts
  • Types of situations that veterans find themselves in
  • Veterans reactions to their involvement in veteran courts
  • Peer Support in Veteran Courts
  • Developing an understanding of veteran culture
  • Harnessing veteran motivation
  • Female veterans in the criminal justice system
  • Misdemeanor diversion courts

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Justice for Vets Website

Veteran Courts on the Head Space and Timing Blog

Kevin’s Web Site

Snyder Law Contact Number: (949) 333-3702





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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.