Gary P. Snyder is a former Partner in the firm of Jones Walker LLP, practicing in the firm’s Olive Branch, Mississippi, office, and most recently in private practice as Attorney Gary P. Snyder, PLLC until December, 2020. Gary received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Mississippi. Following graduation from law school in 1976, Gary practiced in Greenville before moving to Olive Branch in 1980.
Gary maintains a general business practice. He served as City Attorney for the City of Olive Branch from 1997-2005. His areas of practice include commercial transactions, real estate, probate, estate planning, civil litigation and elder law.
Gary is a member of the Mississippi Bar and Tennessee Bar. As an active member of the Mississippi Bar, Gary has served on the Board of Bar Commissioners, the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, the Committee on Professional Responsibility, which he chaired in 2012-2013, the Bench Bar Committee, as a district judge for the Mock Trail Competition, and regularly participates as a facilitator in the James O. Dukes Law School Professionalism Program. Gary has been inducted as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation, has served on its Nominating Committee and the Foundation’s IOLTA Grants Committee.
Gary’s law related memberships include being a former Barrister and Bencher of the William C. Keady American Inns of Court and a former member of the Mississippi Municipal Attorneys Association, which he served as Secretary and President. Gary is currently a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the University of Mississippi Lamar Order and the DeSoto County Bar Association.
For a number of years, Gary has had an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell, and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in American Real Estate and Real Estate Litigation since 2009.
Gary is a former member of the Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce, having served as a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors and as President. He is also a former member of the DeSoto County Economic Development Council, and is a former member of the Council’s Board of Directors.
Gary has been married to Lyndall Jones for 45 years. They have two adult children and four grandchildren. During his 40 years as a member of his church, Maples Memorial United Methodist, Gary has served on and chaired a number of committees and recently completed a term as Chairman of the Administrative Board and Leadership Team. At the District level, Gary has represented his congregation as a former member of the District Superintendent’s Committee.