Snyder, Michael C.

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Address: 1616 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Lawyer Firm: Meshbesher & Spence
Phone: 612-567-4986
Fax: 612 339-9188

Areas of Practice Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

Michael Snyder is a partner with the firm of Meshbesher & Spence, Ltd. and has been Vice-President and a member of the Board of Directors for several years.

Mr. Snyder’s practice is exclusively limited to representing victims of personal injury and families in cases involving wrongful death. He has extensive experience in automobile and semi-tractor trailer accidents, premises liability, construction accidents, and medical malpractice. He has considerable experience in cases involving catastrophic loss such as traumatic brain injury, paraplegia and quadriplegia, which have significant issues of life care planning. He is often involved in cases in other jurisdictions, including Nevada, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. He also has extensive experience in appellate practice. His major cases include several million dollar verdicts and settlements.

Mr. Snyder was co-counsel with his partners John Sheehy and Ronald Meshbesher in Koehler v. Abbott Northwestern Hospital (1996), a medical malpractice case for which they received a $16 million dollar verdict – the largest personal injury verdict in Minnesota at that time. In April 2000 Mr. Snyder and his co-counsel received a $5.9 million dollar verdict in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, in a case involving a school bus and pedestrian accident and in July 2001 a $3.5 million dollar verdict in Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota, in a construction accident involving wrongful death. In October of 2002, Mr. Snyder and his co-counsel received a jury verdict of $35.3 million dollars in a product liability case involving traumatic brain injury in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, by far the largest personal injury verdict in Minnesota to date.

In March 2003 he assisted a family of a motorcyclist that obtained a $3 million dollar wrongful death verdict in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Most recently, in September 2003 he worked on a semi-tractor trailer – mini van crash that resulted in traumatic brain injury. The jury returned a verdict of $11.3 million dollars in Foust v. USF Holland.  Mr. Snyder’s most recent verdict was in July 2004 in Glencoe, McCleod County, Minnesota where a jury returned a verdict of $1.8 million in a medical malpractice case involving a three year old boy who died during a routine tonsillectomy

Mr. Snyder has been repeatedly selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics.

Mr. Snyder is married. He and his wife Lane Kirchner have a daughter attending Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and a daughter attending Cretin-Durham Hall High School in St. Paul. He is a parishioner at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in St. Paul.

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