(336) 725-1000

J. William Snyder, Jr.

Will Snyder

J. William Snyder, Jr.


(336) 725-1000

Practice Areas

Will represents plaintiffs in Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, and Social Security cases in North Carolina and Virginia, including Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Danville, Roanoke, Martinsville, and Galax.


J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: School of Law (1995)
Graduated with High Honors
North Carolina Law Review: Staff Member 1993-94
Order of the Coif: 1995
Phi Delta Phi: 1993-95
E.S.W. Dameron Sr. Scholarship: 1994-95

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1992)
Graduated with Highest Distinction
Phi Sigma Alpha: 1991
Phi Beta Kappa: 1991

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

U.S. District Court of the Middle District of North Carolina (2017)
North Carolina (1995)

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (1996)
South Carolina (2002) (presently inactive in S.C.)
Virginia (2002)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2002)

Professional Memberships

North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member Since: 1995
Member: Workers’ Compensation Section
Member: Disability Advocacy Section

North Carolina Bar Association
Member Since: 1995
Member: Workers’ Compensation Section
Former WC Section Council Member: 2005-2008

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2002
Member: Workers’ Compensation Section

Legal Specialties and Certifications

Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law, North Carolina State Bar: 2001.  Re-certified in 2007, 2012 and 2017.

Notable Appellate Court Cases

Davis v. Hospice and Palliative Care of Winston-Salem, 202 N.C. App. 660, 692 S.E.2d
631 (2010).

Willoughby v. Board of Trustees of the Teachers and State Employees Retirement System, 121 N.C. App. 444, 466 S.E.2d 285 (1996).

Articles and Publications

J. William Snyder, Jr., Average Weekly Wage, in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law: A Practical Guide to Success at Every Stage of a Claim, 299 (Valerie A. Johnson et al. eds., 2012).

J. William Snyder, Jr., Reporting from the Border: Undocumented Workers’ and Workers’ Compensation Benefits, The Course and Scope (N.C. Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Newsletter), Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 1,3-4, February 2005.

Terrie Haydu and J. William Snyder, Jr., Getting Paid In Workers’ Compensation Cases: Penalties, Attorney’s Fees, and Interest on Full Commission Awards, Trial Briefs (N.C. Advocates for Justice publication), August 2003.

J. William Snyder, Jr., Note, Inmate Use of Prison Computers for Legal Work and the Right of Access to the Courts: Bryant v. Muth, 72 N. C. L. Rev. 1692 (1994).

J. William Snyder, Jr., Note, Reining In Civil Forfeiture Law and Protecting Innocent Owners From Civil Asset Forfeiture: United States v. 92 Buena Vista Avenue, 72 N. C. L. Rev. 1333 (1994).