Kathryn Snapka – Managing Partner
Board Certified Personal Injury & Civil Trial Law
Kathryn Snapka received her B.B.A. from Texas A&M University and her J.D. from Baylor University of Law. After law school, she served as a briefing attorney for the Court of Civil Appeals for the Sixth Supreme Judicial District in Texarkana. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1981 and is licensed to practice before U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas and Northern District of Texas, and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
Ms. Snapka is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocates.
Ms. Snapka is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The College is composed of the best of the Trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. There are currently only 5,838 members in the United States and Canada, including Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows ( those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows.
Ms. Snapka’s memberships include the Corpus Christi Bar Association (Director 1984 – 1986); District 11A Grievance Committee (Panel Chair 11A2, 1993 – 1999); State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; Texas Trial Lawyers Association; The American Association for Justice, Associate; American Board of Trial Advocates; Tex-ABOTA (President 2002); Texas Board of Legal Specialization Personal Injury Trial Law Advisory Commission (1999 – 2005); and Master of the Bench in the Reynaldo G. Garza’s American Inns of Court. She has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating “AV” and has been named a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine every year since 2003, the year the rating was begun. In 2007, she was named one of the 50 Top Women Lawyers by Texas Monthly.
Ms. Snapka has been lead counsel in landmark cases which have resulted in substantial recoveries for her clients. She is a nationally recognized speaker on trial advocacy and product liability issues. Her practice is limited to complex personal injury, pharmaceutical and commercial litigation.
Areas of Practice
- Complex Personal Injury
- Medical Negligence
- Pharmaceutical Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
Certified Legal Specialties
- Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Civil Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocates
- Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas J.D.
- Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA B.B.A. – 1977
- Major: Business Administration
Honors and Awards
- Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating “AV”
- Selected to the Super Lawyers list since the first year of inception
- One of the 50 Top Women Lawyers by Texas Monthly, 2007 – Present
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA), Member
- State Bar of Texas, Member
- College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
- Corpus Christi Bar Association, Member
What Makes the Snapka Law Firm, Injury Lawyers Different?
At the Snapka Law Firm, we understand the devastating consequences of a serious injury resulting from another's negligent actions. Not only do we provide tenacious legal representation, we help you get through this trying time by dealing with the burdens of your personal injury case on your behalf. Every case we accept is handled personally by one of our attorneys who will be committed to helping you understand the process while preparing your case for resolution. As a small but highly focused firm, we provide a more personalized attention to detail that you won't often find with larger law firms. With decades of courtroom experience, the Snapka Law Firm has delivered our clients millions of dollars in compensation as a result of successful verdicts and settlements. With our personalized touch, extensive experience, and strong relationships with investigation specialists and industry experts, you'll be represented by one of the best personal injury law firms in South Texas.
Kathryn Snapka is one of the few attorneys in Texas that is board certified in personal injury trial law and her firm has been recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Super Lawyers, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American College of Trial Lawyers, and American Board of Trial Advocates. Our firm has won hundreds of cases for injury clients resulting in a reputation amongst defense attorneys that deters them from taking their case to trial against us. When working with the Snapka Law Firm we fight for the highest compensation for your losses and damages with the least amount of inconvenience to you. If you have been a victim of a serious injury, contact us for your free personalized consultation today.