Kathy L. Snyder is Counsel in the Regulatory industry group, focusing primarily on litigation and appellate work. She practices out of the Firm’s office in Morgantown, West Virginia.
For 25 years, Kathy’s practice has focused almost exclusively on the defense of companies in claims filed under the federal Black Lung Benefits Act. Her practice is national in scope and emphasizes appellate work. Kathy has had plenty of opportunity to perfect her legal research and brief writing skills while representing clients in more than 140 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and four United States Courts of Appeal. She also regularly appears before the Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Office of Administrative Law Judges, and the Benefits Review Board.
Kathy is committed to the development of young and future lawyers – one of her favorite parts of her career has been the opportunity to mentor young attorneys, helping them achieve their peak performance and productivity. Additionally, she served as an adjunct lecturer at the West Virginia University College of Law for five years, teaching appellate advocacy. Her pro bono efforts have focused on the representation of domestic violence victims.
Kathy has been recognized in multiple editions of The Best Lawyers in America© and West Virginia Super Lawyers®. In 2017, she was named in the Best Lawyers® Business Edition “Women in Law’.
Along with attorney, Kathy can claim small business owner on her resume. She once owned two Subway restaurants, which required attending the franchise owner training program held at Subway headquarters in Connecticut – as a result, she can make a mean sandwich.