Before founding the firm, Attorney Snell attended Limestone College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Computer Science. Following the completion of his undergraduate coursework, he attended the University of South Carolina School of Law where he graduated with his Juris Doctorate. He also received a master's degree in the field of management from Harvard University. James Snell recently released the 3rd edition of his book, "Challenging CDV". First published in 2014, this is the book written on the topic of South Carolina domestic violence law and defense strategies. It has now been expanded and updated for 2022. He is also the author of South Carolina DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, first published in 2018.
Due to his tremendous efforts and diligence, Attorney Snell has received a 10/10 "Superb" rating from Avvo and has been recognized by Super Lawyers.
As a lifelong resident of South Carolina, Attorney James R. Snell founded the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC in his home state. Since opening his office in downtown Lexington, South Carolina, Mr. Snell has represented clients throughout South Carolina in felony as well as misdemeanor criminal cases. Additionally, he has tried cases to verdict in all types of courts, including:
The Administrative Law Court
Admitted to Practice Before
The United States District Court
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
The United States Supreme Court
Professional Associations and Memberships
Recognized as a "Diplomat" for the National Trial Lawyers' Association
Columbia Business Monthly "Legal Elite"
Best of "Criminal Defense" by readers of Lexington Life Magazine (5 years in a row)
Recognized by SuperLawyers
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer for South Carolina
National College for DUI Defense, General Member
American Association for Justice, Member
South Carolina Association for Justice, Member
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
Lexington County Bar Association, Past-President
South Carolina Bar Fee Dispute Board, Member
Certified South Carolina Circuit Court Mediator
Certified South Carolina Circuit and Family Court Arbitrator