James A. Snowden


A native of Lincoln, Jim received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law with distinction in 1972. During law school, Jim was Associate Editor of the Nebraska Law Review and member of the National Moot Court Team. He received the Adolph Wenke Law Scholarship and was elected to Order of the Coif National Legal Honorary. Jim is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Beginning in 2009, Jim has been voted each year to the list of Great Plains Super Lawyers by the magazine Minnesota Law and Politics.


  • Lincoln Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association – Past Delegate, NSBA House of Delegates; Past Chairman, NSBA Ethics Committee; Past Committee Member, NSBA Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure
  • American College of Trial Lawyers – Fellow
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association – Past President
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association Defense Lawyer of the Year
  • Robert Van Pelt Inns of Court
  • Defense Research Institute – Past State Chairman

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • General Civil Litigation/Trial Practice
  • Insurance Law and Defense Litigation
  • Medical and Professional Malpractice Defense


  • 1970 – Bachelor of Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 1972 – Juris Doctor, University of Nebraska College of Law


  • State of Nebraska
  • United States District Court, District of Nebraska
James A. Snowden