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J. Kevin Snyder Member

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1982

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


University of Southern California, J.D.

  • Moot Court Honor Board

University of Southern California, B.A., cum laude

J. Kevin Snyder's practice focuses on complex business and intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts. He has represented clients involved in retail, manufacturing, real estate development, outdoor advertising, media, technology, internet, medical devices, consumer financial services, banking, insurance, construction, and service industries. Mr. Snyder has particular experience in class action defense under both state and federal law. He is the leader of Dykema's Class Action Defense Team.


With over thirty years of experience, Mr. Snyder has handled matters involving:

  • Defense of consumer lenders and trustees in individual and putative class actions asserted under various state laws regulating residential foreclosures
  • Defense of individual and putative class action claims alleging denial or improper handling of residential loan modifications under HAMP and other federal programs
  • Defense of retailers and financial institutions in putative class action alleging violations of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Defense of consumer lenders in class actions asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) arising out of pre-screened offers of credit
  • Defense of consumer lenders in class action claims brought under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and related state laws challenging the adequacy of loan Option ARM disclosures
  • Contract and commercial disputes
  • Copyright, trademark, and patent litigation
  • Fraud, negligence, interference, fiduciary duty, and other business torts
  • Entertainment litigation
  • Real Estate litigation including easement, boundary line, and development disputes
  • Construction and construction defect litigation
  • Media litigation, including defamation, privacy, rights of publicity, and licensing
  • Eminent domain
  • Land use and land use regulation
  • Business dissolutions and partnership disputes
  • Securities litigation
  • Trade secret, non-competition, and unfair competition
  • InfoStream Group, Inc. v. PayPal, Inc., 2012-2 Trade Cas. (CCH)
    ¶78,030, N.D. Cal. No. C-12-748-SI (Aug. 28, 2012)

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member of American Business Trial Lawyers
  • Antitrust & Unfair Competition, and Business Litigation Sections, ABA Intellectual Property
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Antitrust Sections
  • Los Angeles Municipal Court, Judge Pro Tem, 1989-1993

Named a Southern California Super Lawyers by Law & Politics, 2004 and 2006

Member of American Lawyer's 2004 Intellectual Property Department of the Year

Certificates of Recognition from State Bar Board of Governors, Santa Monica Bar and Judiciary, and Santa Monica Superior and Municipal Court for contribution of voluntary legal services