Kenneth D. Snow
Attorney Kenneth Snow, does not recall when it was that he first knew he wanted to be a lawyer. Though he exclaims “I do know that I became I lawyer to speak for the voiceless and to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.”
He was born and raised in Georgetown, South Carolina. Snow is the sixth child out of 8 children. “My mother and father were just ordinary good people who worked hard to provide for their children. They had no fancy titles and no fancy letters behind their names. My mother worked mainly in the home and my father was a self-employed carpenter and longshoreman at the local port. They instilled in me and my siblings a strong sense of community and responsibility for others.”
Snow was the first in his family to attend a 4-year college. He received a Bachelors’ of Arts Degree in Urban Studies from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). At JCSU, he established himself as a student leader. He was elected and served three terms as president of the NAACP chapter. He recalls one of his most memorable experiences as student leader was organizing busloads of students to participate in a national protest in Washington, D.C. against South Africa’s Apartheid, a government system of racial segregation and discrimination.
After college, Snow spent several years as a college admissions counselor. He immensely enjoyed his job traveling around the country talking to young people about higher education opportunities and encouraging them to pursue their dreams. Snow says, “Until one day I looked into the mirror and admitted that, while I liked what I did, I wasn’t satisfied, I was not pursing MY DREAMS.”
He received his law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2000. During his first year of law school he entered a closing argument competition and placed. “I was hooked and I knew at the moment, I wanted to be a trial lawyer”, says Snow. As a result, he was selected and competed on his law school’s nationally ranked Trial Team.
While attending NCCU School of Law, was elected as President of the Black Law Student Association. In addition, he established the Law School’s chapter of the National Association of Black Lawyers and served as the Chapter’s first president.
After law school and becoming licensed to practice law, he joined a firm that concentrated in personal injury, workers’ compensation and criminal law. After only two years, “I was ready and left to start my own firm.” Since this time, he has handled hundreds of cases in State and Federal Court and won jury trials across the states South Carolina and North Carolina. Snow has successfully represented clients in cases such: wrongful death, catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, and murder, rape, armed robbery, drug trafficking, bank fraud, and firearm violations.
In addition to handling very serious and complex cases, Snow is involved with a number of community causes, including the American Cancer Society, Arch of Triumph -Johnson C. Smith University, Chocolate for A Cure, Harvey Gantt Center for African-American Arts, The Village Group and Georgetown County Chambers of Commerce. Of equal importance, he supports organizations that champion the cause of equal justice for all, such are the South Carolina Association for Justice, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys (previously served as co-chair), and Council for Children’s Rights. The Council recognized him for his service in 2006 by naming him Attorney of the Year.
“No matter, the number organizations I support, recognitions I received, or the positions I have held, nothing is more rewarding than getting justice for the accused and injured. I was born to speak for the voiceless and to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves.”
J.D., North Carolina Central University School of Law, 2000
President of Black Law Students Association | Trial Advocacy Team | Student Ambassadors
B.A., Johnson C. Smith University, 1990
President, NAACP JCSU Chapter | President, Youth and College Division of NAACP Southern Region | Kelly Alexander Leadership Award
Western District of North Carolina (US District Court), 2001
South Carolina District (US District Court), 2005
Middle District of North Carolina (US District Court), 2009
Eastern District of North Carolina, 2012
Court of Appeals – Fourth Circuit, 2003
North Carolina Bar Association
Member Since: 2001
Leary Association of Black Attorneys
Member Since: 2002
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member Since: 2016
Mecklenburg County Bar
Member Since: 2001
York County Bar
Member Since: 2004
Georgetown County Bar
Member Since: 2007