Jason W. Snell
Jason W. SnellATTORNEY
Jason W. Snell has been a business litigator for close to 20 years and is recognized as a creative problem solver. He helps businesses and individuals solve their commercial legal problems – from the pre-suit stage to aggressively pursuing no-holds-barred litigation.
Jason honed his skills as an associate in Dallas and New York, focusing on civil and construction litigation and the defense of insureds and insurance companies in cases involving personal injury.
In 2007, Jason founded The Snell Law Firm in Austin to bring high quality and more personal representation to businesses and individuals.
Focusing on civil and business litigation, The Snell Law Firm’s principal areas of practice include:
• Contract Disputes
• Shareholder or Partner Disputes
• Business Torts
• Unfair Competition and Other Torts
• Real Estate Litigation
• Construction Litigation
• Plaintiff’s Class Action Litigation
Jason Snell is licensed to practice before Texas and New York state courts, the United States District Court – Northern District of Texas, the United States District Court – Western District of Texas, the United States District Court – Southern District of New York, and the United States District Court – Eastern District of New York.
Texas and New York State Courts
United States District Courts: Northern District of Texas; Western District of Texas; Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York.
Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2012, Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers – 2014 & 2015, Thomson Reuters
Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
Member of the Austin Bar Association Leadership Academy 2013
Member of the Austin Bar Association Board of Directors – 2012-2013
Member of the Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas Board of Directors – Chair 2009-2010, 2012-2013, and 2015-2016
Member of the American Bar Association Standing Committee for Lawyer
Referral and Information Services
Member, Standing Committee on Lawyer and Information Services, American Bar Association (2015-2018)
Board of Trustees, Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas (2009-present). Chair (2009-2011, 2015 – 2016 and 2016 -2017)
Member, Board of Directors, Austin Bar Association (2011–2013)
Member, Austin Bar Association Leadership Academy (2013)
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (2014-present)
Building Owners and Managers Association (2012-present)
Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association (2010-present)
New York City Bar Association (2008-present)
Notable Matters/Representative Experience
• After a nearly week-long jury trial in district court, won $1.3M judgment on behalf of antiques dealer clients, May 2016
• After a trial in district court, won defense verdict with an award of attorney fees for clients sued related to a real estate transaction.
• New School Construction: Putting a Failed Project Back on Track
A Long Island school district embarked upon what was to be an approximately one-year project involving the construction of a new three-story school building connecting two existing school buildings (which were also going to be extensively renovated). Four years passed, the project was still incomplete, a significant number of defects came to light, a number of the original project team members (trade contractors and the original construction manager) had been defaulted or left the project, a new construction manager joined the project, and the original architect had entered into a new agreement with the district to complete the project. Attorney Jason W. Snell’s legal team was charged with investigating the prior failures to recover damages from the responsible parties, including the original construction manager and architect. The lawsuit settled for several million dollars prior to trial, but only after numerous depositions, motion-drafting, and other comprehensive legal proceedings.
• Roof Leak Persisted During Construction of Addition to Administration Building
Significant leaks persisted during the construction of an additional story to a public school district administration building in upstate New York. Attorney Jason W. Snell’s legal team was retained by the school district to investigate the damage and then bring a lawsuit against the roofing contractor and subcontractors. The leaks were corrected at once and the ensuing litigation was resolved favorably to the school district.
Teacher, The People’s Law School in Austin, Texas
Instructor, Pratt Institute, School of Architecture in New York (2006-2007), New York Construction Law
Lecturer, Building Owners’ and Managers’ Institute in New York (2006-2007), Torts and Claims-Management
Lecturer, Polytechnic University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies in New York (2007), Dispute Avoidance and Resolution
President, Class of 1995, Stephen F Austin State University
B.A. Communications, Stephen F. Austin, 1995
Queen’s College, Oxford University, 1996
J.D. Cum laude Texas Tech School of Law, 1999
American Jurisprudence Award for academic excellence
Phi Delta Phi (top 25% of class)
Jason’s hobbies include spending time with his family, running, hiking in the Hill Country, traveling, and visiting his home in Marfa, Texas.