R.F. Michael Snodgrass grew up in Olean, New York (a small town south of Buffalo), went to college in New England, and lived in Washington, DC & Northern Virginia for nine years before finally finding his permanent home in Austin, Texas. Mr. Snodgrass received his B.A. in International Relations from Brown University in 2007, his J.D. from Georgetown Law in 2011 and is in his fifth year running his own law firm. He has been practicing law since 2011 and has extensive experience in Estate Planning, including drafting Last Wills and Testaments, Revocable Living Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney and Medical Directives, and Probate.
Mr. Snodgrass worked at two law firms in Northern Virginia before opening his own law firm in 2014. From 2015 through 2017, he was appointed and served as the Chairperson of the Virginia State Bar's Children and the Law Commission, receiving for this pro bono work the Virginia State Bar's "Significant Service Award" for Volunteer Work in 2016 and 2017.
While attending law school, Michael Snodgrass spent the summer of 2009 clerking for the Chief Federal Judge of the Western District of New York and the summer of 2010 practicing at a large law firm in Rochester, New York. At Georgetown Law, he interned at the United States Department of Justice, spent a semester studying in London at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (affiliated with King's College in London), and fought for D.C. citizens in Georgetown Law’s Public Interest Litigation Clinic. Additionally, he served as the Executive Editor of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, had a 40,000 word law review article published, was awarded the Georgetown Law Pro Bono Pledge Certificate for doing over 150 hours of volunteer legal work, and received the World Trade Organization Studies Certificate for his study of International Law.
Mr. Snodgrass enjoys Estate Planning because he has the opportunity to advise his clients on important decisions that will affect them, their loved ones and their pets in the future. Working with Executors and Personal Representatives on Probate matters allows him to help them through the process of carrying out their loved one's final wishes. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to work with clients from diverse backgrounds, including military families, government employees, citizens from all over the United States and clients from around the world. He provides clients with the highest quality advice and legal services, quick turnaround times and minimize the amount they spend on legal fees and litigation.
Testimonials from his former clients can be found on the Testimonials page of this site.
Member of the State Bar of Texas, the Virginia State Bar and the Austin Bar Association, as well as a member of the Family Law Section and Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Family Law Section and Estate Planning & Probate Sections of the Austin Bar Association.
Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor (2011)
Center for Transnational Legal Studies (affiliated with King's College in London), Georgetown Law Study Abroad Program in London for Students from Around the World (2010)
Brown University, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (2007)