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Joseph F. Snee Jr.

Joseph F. Snee

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Practice Areas:

  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Real Estate
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Liquor License Law
  • Governmental Relations

Biography

Joseph F. Snee Jr. is one of the leading real estate and development attorneys in Harford County, a reputation acquired as the result of more than three decades of legal service to the local community.

Mr. Snee has extensive experience in land use, real estate, landlord/tenant, business, construction, criminal, liquor license and litigation. Mr. Snee's practice also involves considerable emphasis on government relations with Harford County and the State of Maryland.

He was appointed by former Governor William Donald Schaffer to the Maryland Environmental Services Board of Directors in 1994 and has been reappointed since, to subsequent four-year terms by Governors Glendening, Ehrlich and O'Malley. He has been involved in a variety of local charity and community efforts since the 1980's. He also served as the campaign chairman for Harford County Circuit Court Judges Waldron, Marshall, Baldwin, Carr, Plitt, Eaves, Bowen, Curtain and Mahoney.

Outside the office, Joe is a huge fan of the Maryland Terrapins and Baltimore sports teams. He is married and the proud father of two.

Mr. Snee is a shareholder of Snee, Lutche & Helmlinger, P.A.

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 1984
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • B.A. - 1981
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Bel Air High School, 1977

Bar Admission

  • Maryland, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1991

Honors

  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1986
  • DAR Citizenship Award, 1977
  • SAR Citizenship Award, 1977

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Director, Maryland Environmental Service, June 1, 1994 to 2020
  • Director, Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation, Inc.,1999 to 2003, 2005 to 2015, 2016 to present
  • Director, The Presbyterian Home of Maryland, Inc., 2005 to present
  • Member, Al Cesky Scholarship Fund, Inc., 1997 to present
  • Member, Maryland Golf and Country Clubs, 1988-present
  • Member, Terrapin Club, University of Maryland
  • Former American Cancer Society Volunteer
  • Former Arthritis Foundation Volunteer
  • Former Judge, Edgewood Senior High School Mock Trial Team
  • Member, Maryland Golf and Country Clubs, Building Committee, 1996 to 2000
  • Member, Maryland Golf and Country Clubs Finance Committee, 1995 to 2000
  • Member, Harford County Economic Development Advisory Board, 1995 to 1998
  • Member, Harford County Economic Development Advisory Board. Appointed by County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann May 16, 1995 to February 1998
  • Director, Harford County Housing, Inc., 1994 to 1998
  • Vice Chairman, American Heart Association Annual Gala, 1993 to 1999
  • Campaign Chairman, 1993null996, Friends of Eileen Rehrmann, County Executive of Harford County. Coordinated re-election of County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann, 1994
  • Chairman, March of Dimes Phone-a-thon, 1991
  • Precinct Coordinator, 1990 Election Committee, Eileen M. Rehrmann, Candidate, Harford County Executive--Coordinated all Harford County precincts (40) in successful election of Eileen M. Rehrmann as County Executive for Harford County
  • Director, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, July 1, 1987-June 30, 1990
  • Precinct Coordinator, 1986 Re-Election Committee, Delegate Eileen M. Rehrmann
  • Member, Young People for Riley, 1982

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Harford County Bar Association, Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Inc., Member
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Former Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Section, Board of Governor's Nominating Committee
  • Former Chairman, Harford County Bar Association's Tour of Oriole Park at Camden Yards Fund-raiser
  • Former Member, Harford County Bar Association Law Day Committee
  • Campaign Chairman 2015 to 2016, The Honorable Kevin J. Mahoney, Judge, Circuit Court for Harford County
  • Campaign Chairman 2014, The Honorable Yolanda L. Curtin, Judge, Circuit Court for Harford County
  • Campaign Chairman 2012, The Honorable M. Elizabeth Bowen, Judge, Circuit Court for Harford County
  • Campaign Chairman 2007 to 2008, The Honorable Angela M. Eaves, Judge, Circuit Court
  • Campaign Chairman, 1995 to 1996, The Honorable Thomas E. Marshall, Judge, Circuit Court for Harford County
  • Campaign Chairman, 1987 to 1988, 2005 to 2006, The Honorable Stephen M. Waldron, Judge, Circuit Court for Harford County
  • Campaign Chairman, 1997 to 1998, The Honorable Emory Plitt, Judge, Circuit Court for Harford County
  • Chairman, American Heart Association Annual Gala Underwriting Committee, 1999
  • Campaign Chairman, 2001 to 2002, The Honorable William O. Carr, Judge, Circuit Court for Harford County.
  • Campaign Chairman, 2003 to 2004, The Honorable Maurice W. Baldwin, Judge, Circuit Court for Harford County
  • Director, American Heart Association Board of Directors, 1997 to 1998
  • Vice Chairman, American Heart Association Annual Gala Underwriting Committee, 1997-1998