Evie Snyder is a trial attorney with more than a decade of experience representing clients in complex litigation matters. She primarily counsels and advocates for clients in environmental litigation, consumer fraud litigation, housing litigation, class actions and government matters.

Environmental Litigation

Evie obtained fair and just recoveries for over 1,000 commercial fishermen and businesses who suffered economic and property damages as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico — the largest environmental disaster in history. She represented clients at every stage of the Deepwater Horizon multidistrict litigation and settlement process. She also represents commercial fishermen in a variety of matters ranging from Gulf oyster harvesters to Alaska salmon fishermen.

Class Actions

Evie litigates large class actions including discrimination cases on behalf of disadvantaged farmers and consumer fraud cases on behalf of low-income and elderly tenants.

Government Matters

Evie litigates against the federal government pursuant to the Tucker Act. Evie supports clients in complex federal breach of contract and takings litigation. She represents commercial landowners in disputes related to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Section 515 Multi-family Housing Program. She also represents insurance companies in matters related to the Affordable Care Act.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Evie clerked for Special Master Richard Boswell in California, where she resolved appeals in Catholic Services v. Tom Ridge, the largest class action lawsuit filed against the former Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Related Legal Services


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


Oberlin College
B.A. in Politics, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (2007)

University of California, Hastings College of the Law
J.D. Hastings Women's Law Journal, (senior notes editor), Patiño Fellow (2010)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • American Civil Liberties Union — Voting Rights Litigation
  • The Advocates for Human Rights — Asylum and Withholding of Removal Cases
  • The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota — Citizenship and Adjustment of Status Cases; Community Defense Project
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network — Conciliation Court Clinic & Housing Court Clinic

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Hennepin County Bar Association


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2024
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-23
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015-18
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — North Star Lawyer, 2015-18
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