Barry Snell graduated in the top five of his class at St. Mary’s University School of Law, and scored the highest grade in the State of Texas in the December, 1970, State Bar examination. He has specialized exclusively in civil trial law in the State and Federal courts in Bexar County and the State of Texas for over 50 years. Mr. Snell has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law ever since certification first became available in 1979. He worked and trained under Pat Maloney, Sr., one of Texas greatest trial attorneys. Mr. Snell has tried numerous cases to jury verdict, and has handled a substantial number of appeals. He has also handled a number of substantial arbitration proceedings.
Mr. Snell has been chosen as a “Super Lawyer” from 2003-2020, described as the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Texas by a survey of his peers conducted by the publishers of the Texas Monthly Magazine. In 2010, he was one of only ten San Antonio attorneys who were among the “Top 50” vote getters in Texas Monthly’s peer review process of attorneys in the Central and West Texas Region. He has been included in the “Best Lawyers in America” since 2009. He has also been named as one of the top civil trial lawyers in San Antonio by Texas Lawyer Magazine. He has enjoyed an A-V Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, a nationally recognized legal directory for thirty consecutive years. According to Martindale-Hubbell, the “A-V Preeminent' rating “shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence… and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.”
He has served as Special Counsel representing the State Bar of Texas in disbarment proceedings. He has served as a lecturer at a number of State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Seminars, and has twice been invited to address the annual Judicial Conferences of Texas District and County Judges. He is a former Chairman of the Consumer Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and has been a member of the faculty of St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Snell’s practice includes complex business and construction litigation, class action litigation, employment litigation, consumer litigation, automobile and motorcycle accidents, probate litigation, medical, legal and accounting malpractice litigation, entertainment law litigation, environmental litigation and service as an expert witness in legal malpractice litigation. Although he does not actively pursue a mediation practice, he has successfully mediated several complex cases at the special request of the judge or attorneys involved.
His clients include individuals, small businesses, national and international corporations. He has often represented other attorneys as well as members of the judiciary in matters of litigation.
Mr. Snell has three sons and four grandchildren.
Mr. Snell is an avid sailor and motorcyclist. He has sailed across the Gulf of Mexico multiple times and has captained sailing charters throughout the Caribbean, Honduras, Hawaii, Tahiti, and Greece. He has ridden motorcycles throughout the United States, Mexico, and New Zealand and holds the coveted “Iron Butt” motorcycling award for riding over 1000 miles in a 24 hour period.
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Bayne, Snell and Krause is located in San Antonio, TX and serves clients in and around Universal City, San Antonio and Bexar County.
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