Snyder seeks Justice of the Peace seat

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, September 30, 2015

RESERVE — Attorney Robert J. “Rob” Snyder Jr. has announced he is seeking the St. John the Baptist Parish Justice of the Peace seat, District 3 this fall.

Rob Snyder Jr.

Rob Snyder Jr.

Snyder will be running in the special election to fill the vacancy in the Justice of the Peace seat created by the retirement of Justice of the Peace Diane Jacob.

Snyder is a native of the River Parishes and is a resident of Reserve.

Snyder is a graduate of Riverside Academy, a former law enforcement officer who went to the LSU Police Academy and a former emergency medical technician, where he completed his E.M.T. training at the River Parishes Vocational Technical School.

He attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, where he received his Bachelor of Arts; and is a graduate of Southern University Law Center in

Baton Rouge, where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree.

Snyder served as a law enforcement officer throughout the 1990s, when he worked as a 911 operator, patrol deputy and first responder. He said he enjoyed his years in law enforcement and worked hard with his co-workers to help keep the community safe in the River Parishes.

In 1996, Snyder was accepted to the Southern University Law Center. He said he also enjoyed his years at the Southern University Law Center, and that the law center is an institution of opportunity for all, which taught him the law and taught him how the law should be applied fairly and equally to all.

In 2000, he was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association and has maintained a legal practice working for Snyder Law Firm, LLC, since then. He has 15 years experience in the legal profession and has tried criminal jury trials acting as the defense attorney.

He also has appealed criminal matters. He said he has been able to handle complex civil litigation and has tried civil jury trials acting as the plaintiff’s attorney. Snyder has also handled family law matters, wills and successions.

Snyder, a life long resident of the River Parishes and a life long Democrat, said he is running on his record of legal experience, which makes him the most qualified person for the Justice of the Peace seat. Snyder said a Justice of the Peace should always be fair and impartial, and should always rule in a manner that is based upon the law and evidence presented.