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Sheryl G. Snyder

2018 Hall of Fame Inductee

Class of 1971

Sheryl G. Snyder is a managing associate with Frost Brown Todd LLC, where he has practiced for 24 years, and has served on the Executive Committee, and as Chair of the Litigation Department and Appellate Practice Group. Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd LLC, he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of ICH Corporation, an insurance holding company.  He is a 1971 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, graduating first in his class, and serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Kentucky Law Journal.
He began his career clerking for the Hon. M.C. Matthes, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  Additionally, he has practiced at Wyatt, Grafton & Sloss and Brown Todd & Heyburn PLLC, and served on the Executive Committee of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP. 
Snyder is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and is “the state’s premier appellate lawyer” according to Chambers USA®.  He co-authors Appellate Practice, Volume 19, in the Kentucky Practice series published by Thomson West.
Snyder has represented several governors of Kentucky, of both political parties, in significant litigation. He is co-author of The Separation of Governmental Powers Under the Constitution of Kentucky: A Legal and Historical Analysis of LRC v. Brown, 73 KY. L.J. 165 (1984).
Snyder served as Treasurer of the committee that secured passage of the Gubernatorial Succession Amendment.  He was a member of the six-person Strategy Committee that secured passage of the Louisville-Jefferson County merger.  He also received the Louisville Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 1982 as a founder of the Judicial Evaluation program. 
Snyder is a Past President of both the Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations. He has served on the boards of the Louisville Zoo Foundation, Actors Theatre, the Louisville Orchestra, Leadership Kentucky and Metro United Way.  He graduated first in the class of 1971, was Editor-in-Chief of the Kentucky Law Journal and clerked for Chief Judge of the Eighth Circuit.