About Attorney Walter J. Snell
Why Choose Walter J. Snell?
My number one attribute that I offer clients is experience. For the past 25 years, I have represented both individual and corporate clients as debtors and creditors in bankruptcy in both the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Orlando and Jacksonville. In addition, I have handled thousands of state court proceedings in both Volusia and Flagler counties in foreclosure proceedings, civil litigation, credit card disputes and settlement, evictions and probate matters. This has also allowed me to understand the different styles and personalities of opposing counsel as well as the legal demands of both bankruptcy and state court judges and bankruptcy trustees.
I also make it a point to allow each client to explain their legal problems in sufficient detail in order for me to offer all legal options available. My goal for each client is an expedited resolution in a professional environment for a reasonable and fair price. My experience is what allows me to provide this service. Almost every prospective client leaves my office mentally relieved, and with a clear and focused plan for resolution.
Experience Does Matter!
Mr. Snell attended the University of Florida, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/finance in 1983. Then in 1987, he obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University Law School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Mr. Snell returned to his hometown of Daytona Beach in 1989 after working for two years with a real estate orientated law firm in South Florida. He joined his father, Walter W. Snell, that same year and thereafter they formed Snell & Snell, PA. The primary focus of this practice is bankruptcy law, representing both individuals and corporations as both creditors and debtors. In addition, Mr. Snell has handled hundreds of clients in debt settlement as an alternative to bankruptcy
Mr. Snell worked part-time as an assistant public defender for the Seventh Judicial Circuit from 1989-1996. From 2000-2002, he was an adjunct professor of bankruptcy law at Daytona State College.
Mr. Snell has been a guest speaker for the Volusia County Bar Association on the topics of "Understanding the Basics of Bankruptcy" and "Bankruptcy in Relation to Family Law.”
Mr. Snell is a member of the Florida Bar, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, Central Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association and the Volusia County Bar Association.
Mr. Snell is currently a trustee and board member of the Halifax Historical Society and Museum located in downtown Daytona Beach, and a member of Salty Christian Church in Ormond Beach.
Mr. Snell is an avid surfer who was inducted into the University of Florida Surf Club Hall of Fame in 2014. His surf travels include Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Hawaii.