Bryan R. Snyder

Bryan R. Snyder

President/Owner of an APC
San Diego, California
Bryan R. Snyder has been a civil trial attorney since 1986. He is recognized by the Martindale Hubbell Attorney Directory as Preeminent in the area of civil litigation, which is the highest possible rating in determining an attorney's legal ability, expertise, integrity, and overall professional experience. He was formerly the managing partner for the law firm of Duke Gerstel Shearer, LLP., a medium sized litigation firm with offices and cases throughout the west coast. While at DGS, Bryan was the lead lawyer on numerous multi million, multi party cases in Southern California, Phoenix, and Tucson, Arizona.

He has received jury verdicts or settlements in excess of a $1,000,000 dollars on several occasions. He has worked on cases involving personal injury, construction defect, construction delay, breach of contract, landslide and soils movement, real estate non disclosure and other assorted business litigation matters, including insurance bad faith. He has been a speaker on litigation topics to both lawyers and other groups.

Bryan is licensed to practice law in the states of California and Arizona. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his law degree from the University of San Diego. He is a Master in the William B. Enright Inn of Court. He is a retired Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 713 in Del Mar, CA. and is an Eagle Scout.  He currently serves on the San Diego/Imperial County Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts.

He lives in North county San Diego with his wife and two children. He is an avid runner and has completed four marathons and numerous triathlons.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Accidents
  • Injuries

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1986
  • Arizona, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1987


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D.
  • UCLA, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1982
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Clients

  • University of California


  • Construction Defect Seminar, MC Consultants, 2005

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award- Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2012
  • Martindale Hubbell- AV rating, 1990 - 2013
  • California SuperLawyer, 2012 - 2013
  • A Top Lawyer in San Diego by San Diego Magazine, 2013 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2006 - Present
  • Enright Inn of Court, 2006 - Present
  • William B. Enright Inn of Court, Master

Past Employment Positions

  • Duke Gerstel Shearer, LLP, Managing Partner, 1987 - 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Eagle Scout
  • Retired Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 713 in Del Mar, CA
  • San Diego/Imperial County Board of Directors, Boy Scouts


  • Beta Theta Pi