Rodney G. Snow

Of Counsel

(801) 322-2516

Rodney Snow Utah Attorney

Mr. Snow, a founding partner of the firm, has over four decades of experience and is one of Utah’s premier criminal defense attorneys.  A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Snow represents corporate clients and officers in grand jury investigations and before federal and state administrative agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). He also conducts corporate investigations for management and represents clients in a variety of commercial matters including legal and accounting malpractice actions.

Recently, Mr. Snow has been serving as a mediator and arbitrator for select cases.

  • Juris Doctor, University of Utah College of Law (1971)
  • Bachelor of Science, Early American History, University of Utah (1969)
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Fifth Circuit; Tenth Circuit; Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts: District of Utah; Northern District of Texas; District of Colorado; District of Maryland; Eastern District of Wisconsin; District of Arizona
Awards and Honors
  • Utah Legal Elite, Criminal Defense, Utah Business Magazine (2018-2022)
  • Best Lawyers in America©, Criminal Defense: White Collar (2018-2024)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Criminal Defense: White Collar; Civil Litigation Defense; Professional Liability Defense (2007-2024)
  • Pro Bono Service of the Year Award, Utah State Bar (2017)
  • James B. Lee Mentoring Award, Utah State Bar (2016)
  • Lifetime Service Award, Utah State Bar (2014)
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Utah, Mountain States Super Lawyers®, (2012)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Federal Bar, Utah Chapter (2009)
  • Governor Appointee, Utah Crime Victim Reparations Board (2005-present)
  • Utah Father of the Year (2005)
  • Distinguished Lawyer of the Year, Utah State Bar (2003)
  • Master of the Bench, A. Sherman Christensen American Inns of Court I, (1987-present); President(1994-1995)
  • University of Utah Law School Fellow, (1973-1975)(conducted environmental law seminars for law and undergraduate students)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell (since 1983)
Speaking Engagements
  • “We Want You!! Mentoring Made Easy,” Utah State BarSpring Convention (March 2009)
  • “New Lawyer Training Program,” Southern Utah Bar Association 2008 Annual Meeting (December 2008)
  • “Introduction to the New Lawyer Training Program,”Utah State Bar Fall Forum (November 2008)
  • “Defending Mortgage Fraud Cases in Today’s Real Estate Market,” Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (March 2008)
  • “Mandatory Mentoring for New Attorneys – Recent Trends. Is Utah Next?,” Utah State Bar Fall Forum(November 2007)
  • “Training Young Lawyers Through Mentoring,” Utah State Bar Annual Convention (July 2007)
  • “How to Avoid Being a Witness in Your Criminal Cases,”Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Seminar (March 2007)
  • “Criminal Doctor Cases in Utah,” Ogden Surgical-Medical Society (May 2016)
  • ”Taking and Defending Effective Depositions in Utah,”Lorman Education Series (April 2003)
  • “What Lawyers and Judges Expect From Each Other,”Utah State Bar Annual Meeting (July 2001)
  • “Investigating White-Collar Crime,” Utah State Prosecutors’ Association (Spring 2000)
  • “Art of Cross-Examination,” Evidence Class, J.Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University(March 1998)
  • Education on the Fundamentals of Democracy is on Life Support,” Deseret News (April 2012)
  • “Lend a ‘Learned Hand’ – Check Yes and Volunteer for a Pro Bono Matter,” Utah Bar Journal (Mar/Apr 2012)
  • “Bar Commission Adopts New Policy on Inclusion and Diversity: It is no Longer Black and White,” Utah Bar Journal (Jan/Feb 2012)
  • “Baby Boomers Meet Millennials in the Legal Workplace: From Face-lift to Facebook,” Utah Bar Journal (Nov/Dec 2011)
  • “Practicing Law, a Profession or a Business?,” Utah Bar Journal (Sept/Oct 2011)
  • Co-Author, New Lawyer Training Manual, adopted by Utah Supreme Court (December 2008)
  • “Is Mandating Disclosure in Your Fee Letter that you do not Carry Malpractice Insurance a Sound Idea?,” Utah Bar Journal (Sept/Oct 2005)
  • “What Lawyers Ought to Know About Legal Malpractice: Recent Trends and Suggestions for Preventing Malpractice Claims,” Utah Bar Journal (Fall/Winter 1985)
Professional Affiliations
  • Past President, Utah State Bar (2011-2012)
  • Utah State Crime Victims Reparation Board, appointed by Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. (2005-2011)
  • Twice-Elected Utah State Bar Commissioner, Third Division (2005-2010)
  • Co-Chair, New Lawyer Training Committee, Utah State Bar (2009)
  • Board of Directors, The Judges Run Foundation (supports cancer research) (2008)
  • Adjunct faculty member, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah (2001-2004, 2007-2009)
  • Executive Committee, Utah State Bar, Litigation Section (2000-2003)
  • State Bar Appointee to Governor’s Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (1985-1993)
  • Past President, Federal Bar Association (1986-1987)
  • University of Utah Law School Fellow (1973-1975) (conducted environmental law seminars for law and undergraduate students)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys; Utah Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Criminal Law Sections
  • American Association for Justice
  • Past Board of Trustees, Utah Water Conservation Forum

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