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Matthew P. Snow, Esq.

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10 Review

“Retained Matt Snow for a custody matter. I’ve been dealing with my ex for years and have never really been able to achieve anything thru the Court system. Met with Matt for the first time and realized he immediately he knew his stuff. He was very professional and straightforward with me about goals/expectations. Prepping for trial, Matt took a lot of extra time out with me to make sure I was comfortable with everything going forward. We were able to come to an agreement with the other side the day of Court in my benefit, which I 100% attribute to Matt’s expertise. You will not be disappointed if you choose Matt Snow or his firm for representation.”
Chris


“I was referred to Matt Snow by a friend who was impressed by his professionalism in successfully handling his traffic related case. I talked with many other lawyers but Matt was the only one who set a concrete/precise outcome that he could achieve. So, I agreed to have him represent me in a traffic related case. When the court date arrived, he not only met but exceeded my expectation in achieving a positive result! He is highly competent, well connected, very responsive and a lawyer who can offer insightful counsel and advice. I highly recommend him.”
Neil


“I recently had the misfortune of being served on a rule to show cause. I reached out to a knowledgeable colleague who referred me to Matt Snow. Immediately after speaking with him I knew he would be the best person to represent me. He was knowledgeable and very thorough in his handling of my case and simply went above and beyond. He was able to turn what had been the scariest day of my life into a victory and truly saved my life and career from certain disaster. For this I will always be great full. If you are looking to hire an attorney who has YOUR best interests in mind and not their on paycheck, look no further than Matt Snow.”
Kyle

10 Reviews

“Matt is well respected in the community and is a consummate professional! I have known Matt for over 10 years, and he is always well prepared, dedicated to his clients, and zealously advocates for them.”
Lorrie S., DUI And DWI Attorney


“I endorse Matt as a first class criminal defense lawyer. I worked with him on a particularly gruesome case a couple of years ago and found him to be a consummate professional and who was committed to providing high quality representation to his client. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney.”
Peter B., Personal injury Attorney


“I endorse this lawyer. Matt has an excellent reputation within the community for his hard work, zealous reputation, and integrity. I’ve personally watched him try an impossible case and make it look possible. If you get charged, he’s the kind of guy you want on your side.”
James Ab., Criminal Defense Attorney

6 Endorsements
What Makes Matthew P. Snow Uniquely Qualified To Defend You?

Matthew P. Snow has been an attorney in Leesburg and Loudoun County for nearly all of his legal career. He is best known for his practice in the areas of Criminal Defense, Family Law and Estate Planning. This includes matters such as DUI / DWI, traffic offenses, juvenile defense, divorce, custody, support, protective orders, abuse & neglect matters, civil litigation, business law matters and wills, trusts and estate planning.

Biography:

Raised in Connecticut, Matt has lived in Virginia since 1993. He came to Virginia after high school to attend the College of William and Mary. There Matt kept busy as both a college student and captain of the Men’s Swimming and Diving Team, graduating with a B.A. in Government, minor in Philosophy in 1997. Matt went on to attend law school at the University of Richmond. Matt was an active law student, earning memberships on the Moot Court Board and Trial Advocacy Board and serving as Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and Public Interest. While in law school, he clerked for the Richmond City Attorney’s Office and served as a Teaching Assistant to now retired Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Lacy. Matt graduated from law school and received his J.D. in 2000.

Matt is an active member of the local legal community. Along with being a member of the Loudoun Bar Association, he served for several years as Chair of the Loudoun General District Court Bench-Bar Committee and Chair of the Loudoun County Criminal Defense Bar. He is a past member of the prestigious American Inns of Court, George Mason Chapter, an esteemed organization of reputable Northern Virginia attorneys and judges. Matt has been a regular participant as a mentor or mock-trial witness in the “Leadership in the Law” Camp held each summer for local rising high school seniors.

Matt devotes a significant amount of his personal time to helping youth and the disadvantaged in the local community:

  • He is the former Chairman and Board member on the Board of Directors for Community Residences (CR), a leading regional non-profit organization that provides support services for the intellectually disabled, and which is best known in the community for the group homes it operates.
  • Matt serves on the Board of Directors of the Builders Foundation, Inc., a local non-profit organization that provides financial support to local disadvantaged children and families, and which has been a longtime supporter and contributor to the Loudoun Special Olympics program.
  • Matt is a member of Leadership Fairfax, Inc. (LFI), and a graduate of their community leadership program, the Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI). ELI is a year long program of leadership training with the purpose of developing the skills of the next generation of leaders. For several years, Matt has worked on the planning and administration of this important program, and served as Chair of the ELI Program for the 2008-2009 year.
  • Matt is a member of the Loudoun County “Beat the Odds” Committee, which raises money and awards financial scholarships for secondary education to at risk youth who have demonstrated significant personal and academic achievement by overcoming life obstacles such as family break-up, abuse & neglect, substance abuse, and poverty.
  • Matt formerly served on the Loudoun County Community Services Board (LCSB) from 2005-2008, an appointed board of Loudoun citizens who oversee the administration of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services in the County.

Matt, his wife and their children reside in Loudoun County.

Work Experience:

Matt began practicing law in 2000 as an Assistant Public Defender with the Loudoun County Public Defender’s Office. During his 3 years with that office he defended hundreds of criminal cases, ranging from misdemeanor crimes and traffic violations to violent felonies such as robbery, rape, drug distribution and murder. After establishing himself as a Senior Assistant Public Defender, Matt moved on to join a private law firm in Manassas that practiced local government law. There Matt prosecuted misdemeanor offenses for the towns and cities in Prince William County.  Additionally Matt handled civil litigation matters such as contract disputes, zoning enforcement, employment matters, school law and defended local government clients against personal injury claims.

In 2004, Matt partnered with Buta and established the current law firm of Biberaj & Snow, PC. Colleagues from their days as Public Defenders, Matt and Buta share a vision of delivering honest and straightforward legal advice to their clients. The strength of their extensive trial experience provides Matt and Buta with the necessary skills to effectively and diligently represent their clients.Matt’s practice focuses on criminal defense, estate planning and family law. On the criminal defense side of his practice, Matt calls upon his significant experience defending clients in juvenile delinquency cases, drug offenses, traffic offenses, and severe felony and sex offenses. Matt is one of the few local attorneys who has experience defending several murder cases in his career. In addition, Matt and each of the attorneys at Biberaj & Snow have agreed to let the Loudoun County Courts maintain their names on a list of state certified and approved private counsel who are willing to accept appointments as court appointed counsel to represent indigent defendants.

On the civil side of his practice, Matt counsels individuals in connection estate planning and wills and trusts, family law and domestic relations, child custody, protective orders, juvenile law, collections, contract issues, and landlord-tenant matters. Matt has handled multiple appellate matters as well, with experience in conducting civil and criminal appeals petitions and arguments to the Virginia Court of Appeals, including the published opinion of King v. King, 621 S.E.2d 159 (Va. 2005). In addition, Matt is often called upon to serve as a court-appointed Guardian ad litemfor abused and neglected children and children who are the subject of ongoing custody disputes.

  • Partner
    • (Biberaj Snow & Sinclair, PC.,  2004 – Present)
  • Associate
    • (Smith and Davenport, 2003 – 2004)
  • Senior Assistant Public Defender
    • (Office of the Public Defender, 2000 – 2003)
License:
  • VA – 2000
Awards:
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (National Trial Lawyers Association, 2016)
  • Top Lawyers (Northern Virginia Magazine, 2016)
  • Distinguished (Martindale-Hubbell, 2016)
  • Rising Star (Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014)
Associations:
  • Loudoun County Bar Association
    • (Member 2000 – Present)
  • Loudoun County Bar Association
    • (General District Court Bench Bar Committee  Chair 2008 – 2010)
  • Loudoun County Criminal Defense Bar Association
    • (Chair 2006 – 2013)
  • Emerging Leaders Institute
    • (Graduate 2006 – 2006)
  • George Mason American Inn of Court
    • (Associate 2004 – 2011)
Education:
  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
    • (JD – Juris Doctor 2000)
  • College of William and Mary
    • (BA – Bachelor of Arts 1997)
Speaking Engagements:
  • Emerging Leaders Institute
    • (Boardsmanship and Community Stewardship, 2012)
  • Emerging Leaders Institute
    • (Boardsmanship and Community Stewardship, 2010)
  • Best Practices for Parent’s Attorneys in Child Dependency Cases  
    • (Perspectives of the Guardian ad litem, 2008)
  • Emerging Leaders Institute
    • (Boardsmanship and Community Stewardship, 2007)
  • Child Dependency Cases: A Primer for Professionals
    • (How to Represent Parents and Children in Child Dependency Cases, 2007)
  • Risk Management for Small Businesses
    • (Legal Risk Management Tips for the Small Business, 2006)
Legal Cases:
  • King v. King  – Opinion ruling for the Appellant
Personal Statement:

Early in high school I took an ‘Introduction to the Law’ class. I loved it. I worked hard at it. I got an A. My teacher encouraged me to go out for the mock trial team. I made the team and participated in several statewide competitions. Both I and my team did very well. It was a great introduction to the court system, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I decided then that I wanted to be a lawyer.

Surprisingly enough, the attorney mentors and coaches who worked with our mock trial teams over the years often told us that the profession of being a lawyer wasn’t very much fun, was very high stress, required lots of working hours, and was very difficult. They didn’t paint a very rosy picture. They often suggested to us that other professions would be much more enjoyable.I stayed in touch with several of those mentors as I went off to college. When I shared with them that I was planning to become a lawyer, they gently raised the same cautions I had heard from them before: being a lawyer means high stress, long hours, a lack of professional enjoyment. It made me second guess my decision and I spent a lot of time worrying if I was making the right decision. Ultimately, I decided to forge ahead and went to law school after graduation.

Soon into my career as an attorney, I knew I had made the right decision. Every day my job allows me to help someone else. Whether it is defending someone who is wrongly accused, helping an individual move forward again after making bad choices, or speaking for someone who doesn’t have the ability to do so, I take great satisfaction in being able to help people improve themselves or their life situation.

Looking back, I think I now know why those attorney mentors were so “down” on the legal profession. They never had my experience in the legal profession. They were stuck in jobs with larger law firms that placed heavy demands on them. They had very little interaction with their clients. Their clients weren’t people to them – they were just names on paper.

I don’t have that problem. I love my job. I am lucky to work in a small firm were we focus on the individual client and his or her needs. I am lucky to get to know my clients and learn about their lives. I am lucky to work with juveniles and have the ability to talk to them about their choices and the implications of those choices. I am lucky to work with colleagues who place a priority on ethical, professional service to our clients, and who are very good at what they do.

In short, I love being a lawyer because it allows me to use my talents and skills to make a difference in life of someone else.

“Retained Matt Snow for a custody matter. I’ve been dealing with my ex for years and have never really been able to achieve anything thru the Court system. Met with Matt for the first time and realized he immediately he knew his stuff. He was very professional and straightforward with me about goals/expectations. Prepping for trial, Matt took a lot of extra time out with me to make sure I was comfortable with everything going forward. We were able to come to an agreement with the other side the day of Court in my benefit, which I 100% attribute to Matt’s expertise. You will not be disappointed if you choose Matt Snow or his firm for representation.”
Chris


“I was referred to Matt Snow by a friend who was impressed by his professionalism in successfully handling his traffic related case. I talked with many other lawyers but Matt was the only one who set a concrete/precise outcome that he could achieve. So, I agreed to have him represent me in a traffic related case. When the court date arrived, he not only met but exceeded my expectation in achieving a positive result! He is highly competent, well connected, very responsive and a lawyer who can offer insightful counsel and advice. I highly recommend him.”
Neil


“I recently had the misfortune of being served on a rule to show cause. I reached out to a knowledgeable colleague who referred me to Matt Snow. Immediately after speaking with him I knew he would be the best person to represent me. He was knowledgeable and very thorough in his handling of my case and simply went above and beyond. He was able to turn what had been the scariest day of my life into a victory and truly saved my life and career from certain disaster. For this I will always be great full. If you are looking to hire an attorney who has YOUR best interests in mind and not their on paycheck, look no further than Matt Snow.”
Kyle

10 Reviews

“Matt is well respected in the community and is a consummate professional! I have known Matt for over 10 years, and he is always well prepared, dedicated to his clients, and zealously advocates for them.”
Lorrie S., DUI And DWI Attorney


“I endorse Matt as a first class criminal defense lawyer. I worked with him on a particularly gruesome case a couple of years ago and found him to be a consummate professional and who was committed to providing high quality representation to his client. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney.”
Peter B., Personal injury Attorney


“I endorse this lawyer. Matt has an excellent reputation within the community for his hard work, zealous reputation, and integrity. I’ve personally watched him try an impossible case and make it look possible. If you get charged, he’s the kind of guy you want on your side.”
James Ab., Criminal Defense Attorney

6 Endorsements