Michael J. Snure

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Location:
Winter Park, Florida
Phone:
407-469-6200
Fax:
407-645-0805
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Michael J. Snure is a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and the Florida and Arkansas state courts. He has practiced law in Winter Park, Florida since 1982. He represents clients on a wide range of matters in his trial practice.  He represents clients on matters ranging from traffic charges to first degree murder. He also represents lawyers and members of the judiciary on misconduct allegations. Over the years he has represented doctors and other professionals before the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Mr. Snure has prepared many professional seminar materials and by invitation has lectured extensively on many criminal law topics. He has authored a practice manual chapter on DUI cases. For seven years he was the editor of the DUI NOTES column which appears in the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers publication, THE DEFENDER. He is a Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense and was an invited faculty instructor in the 1996 session presented at Harvard Law School. He is a past editor of the CRIMINAL LAW SECTION column which appeared monthly in the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers publication THE JOURNAL.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Orange and Seminole County Bar Associations.  He served as President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers from 2005-2006.

He is a former member and President of the Seminole County Legal Aid Society, an organization serving the legal needs of the indigent. He is a 1991 graduate of Leadership Orlando and was selected as an Outstanding Young Man of America in 1988. He has been awarded the highest rating for ability and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell. He was designated a leading attorney in criminal law following a statewide survey of Florida lawyers.  He has been designated a "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics in the years 2006 and 2007.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Federal Crimes
  • DUI Manslaughter/Vehicular Manslaughter

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 1982
  • Florida, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Lambuth College, Jackson, TN
    • B.A. - 1979
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • Chapter, Traffic Stops and Reasonable Suspicion, Florida Bar Traffic Court Rules Committee, 1991
  • Dealing With License Suspension Problems, How to Set Aside Convictions, How to Get Suspensions Off Your Client's Driving Record, Post Conviction Relief, Coram Nobis, Drivers License Transcripts, The Florida Bar and Criminal Lawyers Section, 1993
  • Attacking the Blood, The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1994
  • Attacking the Blood, Lorman Education Services Seminar, Jacksonville, 1994
  • Attacking the Blood, Lorman Education Services Seminar, Orlando, 1994
  • Use of Experts in DUI Cases, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Use of Experts in DUI Cases, The Traffic Court Rules Committee
  • Blood, Breath and Tears: The Anatomy of a DUI Manslaughter Case, The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1994
  • Use of Experts in DUI and DUI Manslaughter Cases, The Florida Bar General Practice Section Seminar, 1994
  • Blood, Breath and Tears II: Hospital and Legal Blood Issues, The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Fall, 1995
  • Intoxilyzer 5000 Series, Cross Examination of the Prosecution Expert, National College for DUI Defense, 1996

Classes/Seminars

  • The Art of Practicing Criminal Law: A Guide to Effective Litigation, "Search and Seizure Overview", The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee Seminar, 1992
  • DUI Defense in the 1990's, "What is New in Pre-Trial Motion Practice", The Florida Bar General Practice Section Seminar, 1992
  • Traffic and DUI Seminar, "Dealing With License Suspension Problems, How to Set Aside Convictions, How to Get Suspensions Off Your Client's Driving Record, Post Conviction Relief, Coram Nobis, Drivers License Transcripts", The Florida Bar and Criminal Lawyers Section, 1993
  • D.U.I. Blood, Breath and Tears, A Seminar for the D.U.I. Practitioner, "Attacking the Blood, The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1994
  • Bridge the Gap Seminar, "Criminal Law", The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, March, 1994
  • Bridge the Gap Seminar, "Criminal Law", The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, October, 1994
  • Strategies in Handling DUI Cases, "Attacking the Blood", Lorman Education Services Seminar, Jacksonville, 1994
  • Florida Strategies in Handling DUI Cases, "Attacking the Blood", Lorman Education Services Seminar, Orlando, 1994
  • Walking the Line of DUI, "Use of Experts in DUI Cases", The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and The Traffic Court Rules Committee and Criminal Law Section Seminar, 1994
  • Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law, "Blood, Breath and Tears: The Anatomy of a DUI Manslaughter Case", The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1994 Fall CLE Seminar, 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Young Man of America, 1988
  • Leading Attorney in Criminal Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, Past President
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Seminole County Bar Association, Member
  • Seminole County Legal Aid Society, Former President
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Member
  • National College for DUI Defense, Founding Member

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta