Scott Snyder, a Member in the firm’s municipal department, focuses his practice on issues relating to employment and land use with an emphasis on disability-related issues under the Washington Law Against Discrimination. He regularly advises the firm’s municipal clients regarding telecommunications and has served as a consultant to the City of Bainbridge Island and the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council regarding locally owned broadband utilities. He has served as special counsel to King and Snohomish Counties, the Cities of Bremerton, Redmond, Poulsbo, and numerous other public and private employers such as the Pirelli Corporation and PublicSafetyTesting.Com. Additionally, he has served as a hearing officer for the Civil Service Commissions of Bothell and Clyde Hill.

Scott is a member of the Bar of the U. S. Supreme Court and argued the Edmonds v. Oxford House case to the court in 1995. He advises public and private entities on licensing and zoning matters related to group housing and litigation under the Federal Fair Housing Act, the ADA and the Washington Law Against Discrimination.

Scott speaks frequently for the Local Public Governmental Institute and conducts individual supervisory training for a number of public and private employers. These include presentations to the Washington State Association of Fire Chiefs and the Washington State Civil Service Conference and the American Psychological Association’s 1996 annual conference. He participated in the Family Violence and the Workplace program presented by the Family Health Institute of the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Born in Hannibal, Missouri, Scott attended Dartmouth College on a National Merit-General Motors Scholarship, receiving his A.B. in English and History in 1972. He received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1975.

Practice Areas

Association Memberships

  • Bar of the United States Supreme Court
  • Washington State Bar Association (Member, Labor Sections)
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Missouri Bar Association (Member, Committee on Public Law)
  • Missouri Municipal Attorney's Association
  • National Institute of Municipal Legal Officers
  • American Bar Association (Member, Labor Committee)
  • King County Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri School of Law, 1975
  • A.B., Dartmouth College, 1972
  • Mediation Certification, University of Washington School of Law, 1990

Professional and Community Activities

  • Alki Foundation's Political Involvement Institute - Graduate
  • Disciplinary Proceedings - Washington State Bar Association - Special Prosecutor
  • Washington State Bar Association - Mediator
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys - Board Member
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys - President (2015 - 2016)

Publications

Honors

  • 2014 Outstanding Service Award from Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
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