James R. Snyder's areas of practice include environmental law where he has consulted coal companies, solid waste companies, petroleum retailers and others in connection with common law and regulatory issues. He has also represented these clients in administrative and court proceedings. He maintains a practice in construction law and contracts, representing owners, contractors and design professionals in construction negotiations, disputes, mediations, arbitrations and litigation involving errors and omissions, design problems and contract administration. He also has substantial experience with West Virginia's anti‑trust and fair pricing laws. Mr. Snyder joined the Firm in 1979 after clerking for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Michigan for two years. He became a Member of the Firm in 1985. He is a 1977 graduate of West Virginia University Law School, Order of the Coif. He received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Notre Dame in 1973 and attended graduate school in economics at Brown University. Mr. Snyder is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of West Virginia and Michigan, as well as the United States Tax Court. He has authored many articles on environmental and construction law, including the "West Virginia" Chapter, 50‑State Public Construction Contract, John Wiley & Sons, 1996; Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law; State‑by‑State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor Licensing; and the West Virginia Chapter ABA, State‑by‑State Guide to Construction and Design Law, Section of Real Property Probate and Trust Law, 2009. Mr. Snyder is and has been listed in Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America® for several years.