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The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, publishes a monthly newsletter titled "The Road to Justice Starts Here." Each issue contains articles on timely legal topics, contests, office news, and community interest stories. Check them out to learn more. 

  • July 2019 - I'd love to tell you that every medical device and treatment offered to the general public has been thoroughly tested to ensure its safety. Sadly, that's just not the case... Click here.
  • June 2019 - When companies make promises about their products and services, we expect them to be accurate. All too often, however, that's not the case. There is always current litigation against businesses that knowingly misled the public about the safety and validity of their products... Click here.
  • May 2019 - Ask 10 parents if they'd rather see themselves injured or their child, and they will all tell you they'd rather be the ones hurt. Sadly, we have no say in the matter. Accidents don't discriminate when it comes time to choose a victim. Sometimes, you can do everything right and still end up with an injured child... Click here.
  • April 2019 - One of the pleasures of running a business is that it provides you with the opportunity to give back. We view that as both a privilege and a responsibility. After all, we wouldn't be where we are today without the wonderful people of Lexington and Columbia Counties... Click here.
  • March 2019 - The English writer Walter Savage Landor once said, "Delay in justice is injustice." Ol' Walter lived until 1864, so it's safe to say he never stepped foot in a modern courtroom. If he had, he would probably have pulled his hair out. Delays, stalling, and similarly, petty strategies are all too commonplace in the American justice system... Click here.
  • February 2019 - All too often, we'll get a call from an injured party after they've accepted a settlement from an insurance company. These conversations usually go something like this: Hey Jim, I was recently in a car accident. When I got home from the hospital, a representative from the other driver's insurance company showed up at my house. They offered me $50,000 to pay ...  Click here.
  • January 2019 - The passing of an American president is always big news, so I wasn't surprised to see every publication in the country running obituaries and tributes to George H.W. Bush. Click here.
  • December 2018 - When it comes to small fender benders and minor accidents, insurance usually covers everything with relative ease. Maybe it's a pain organizing all the paperwork and getting in touch with the at-fault party's provider, but once you do, it's usually a straightforward process. Click here.
  • November 2018 - We recently helped two clients facing criminal charges, who told us the same thing after the resolution of their cases. Click here.
  • October 2018 - Getting in a car accident, even a minor fender bender, is a stressful experience. At the very least, it will be a logistical headache. Click here. 
  • September 2018 - Mesothelioma is a terrible disease, one for which there is no known cure. However, unlike other forms of cancer, there is no mystery as to how people develop it.  Click here. 
  • August 2018 - All personal injury claims are serious, but none more so than wrongful death cases. As the name implies, these claims are brought about by surviving family members in the event of their relative's premature death. Click here.
  • July 2018 - When we purchase something manufactured by a large corporation, we expect that the product has passed numerous safety and regulatory tests.  Click Here
  • June 2018 -  Our June 2018 newsletter discusses slip and fall cases and what can be done to avoid an unfair result in your suit. Click here.
  • May 2018- Although Workers' Compensation is supposed to be available to every working employee in the country, the payout process is rarely conducted in a fair manner. Click Here.
  • April 2018- There are a number of factors that should be considered when selecting an attorney for your personal injury case. We discuss common mistakes and positive characteristics to look out for. Click Here.
  • March 2018- Our March newsletter for the year of 2018 is dedicated the arrival of spring and celebrating our move to a new building! Click Here.
  • February 2018- Our February 2018 issue of the newsletter discusses my roots in Lexington, South Carolina, which spans centuries. Learn more about my relationship to the Corleys in the pre-Revolutionary era. Click Here.
  • January 2018- 2018 is going to be an exciting year for the firm. Visit our newsletter to learn about expected changes with the firm. Click Here.
  • December 2017 - I wish I could tell you that I have some thrilling Christmas plans this year, but that would be a lie. Click Here.
  • October 2017 - I recently returned from a wedding in Rockford, Illinois. It was a great experience, but I couldn't resist talking about the law with the groom. Click Here.
  • September 2017 - We may not really dip into fall temperatures until November, but there is one huge thing that arrives at the end of every August that means it might as well be fall. Click Here.
  • July 2017 - Here at the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, we're very thankful to be in the midst of a busy summer season. Every client who walks through our door gets our full attention, and whenever we can help ease the stress of the legal process, we are reminded why we love what we do. Click Here.
  • June 2017 - Though we're all looking forward to moving into the new office, we've been lucky enough to close out our old one with some big successes. Vicki has recently resolved a number of six–figure personal injury cases, including one for over $300,000. Click Here.
  • May 2017 - Both of our mothers are loving, caring people. My mother, Robbie Bishop, has been an inspiration for me my entire life. She was the office manager for a doctor's office, and I learned a lot about the value of hard work and determination. Click Here.
  • April 2017 - Last month in the newsletter, I was happy to announce the groundbreaking of our new building on Main Street. Construction is proceeding nicely, and the space is now starting to look like a building. Recently, the roof went up, which feels like a big step. Obviously, we are super excited about the prospects of the new building. Click Here.
  • March 2017 - A New Home for Our Practice, The Life-Changing Magic of Spring Cleaning, How We Guide Clients Through the Legal Process, Doing What's Right for Workers, Quick & Easy Shepherd's Pie, The History of Daylight Saving. Click Here.
  • February 2017 - Never Stop Learning (Why Continuing Education), Becoming Minimalist, The Remarkable Life of Hugh Rogers, Stepparent Adoptions, Be My Valentine Mocha Fudge, A Brief History of Valentine's Day. Click Here.
  • January 2017 - Vacation Makes the Firm Stronger, Smart ways to travel with kids in 2017, Say Hello to Our Hardworking Office Manager, The Medical Malpractice Process, Once-A-Year Drop Doughnuts, How to beat the odds of your New Year's Habit. Click Here.
  • December 2016 - New Year, New Ways to Help You, Does a Costco Membership Make Sense For You?, Meet Vicki Koutsogiannis, Slipping and Falling is Serious, Cheesy Ham and Potato Breakfast Casserole, The FOMO Effect. Click Here.
  • November 2016 - Complexities of medical malpractice, appointment to 11th Circuit Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee, Lithium-Ion Batteries, National College of DUI Defense Training. Click Here to Download.
  • October 2016 - Don't be bullied by the insurance adjuster, agitated drivers, strong online passwords, squirrels eating car wiring, Challenging CDV, reasons to file a personal injury claim. Click Here to Download.
  • September 2016 - Do you have enough car insurance, presentation for Magistrate Judges, South Carolina Bar Diversity Lunch, Caitlyn gets Tazed, Behind on credit card bills. Click Here to Download.
  • August 2016 - Truck rollover accidents, high school defamation, length of marathons, meaning of Isthmus, 2016 National Trial Lawyers Summit, road construction danger. Click Here to Download.
  • July 2016 - Should you provide a recorded statement to the insurance company, common causes of wrongful death, fireworks injuries, Challenging CDV 2nd Edition published, Lisa Comer as new Lexington County Clerk of Court, Rick Hubbard as 11th Circuit Solicitor, trip to Italy, class action lawsuit question of the month. Click Here to Download.
  • June 2016 - Statute of limitations, Real Estate Transactions, Heroin Epidemic, Memorial Day Cheesecake recipe, Blood cancer patients, Anesthesia errors. Click Here to Download.
  • April 2016 - Traumatic Brain Injuries, Suspending Visitation, Zika Virus, Flint’s Water Supply, Origin of Income Tax, Teen Driver Safety. Click Here to Download.
  • March 2016 - Pre-existing injuries and your case, upset customer harassment, new breach of trust legal report, marijuana DUI training, dog attacks. Click Here to Download.
  • February 2016 - Get checked out after an accident, Welcome Caitlyn Stern, Police Forceful Entry, Misinformation from Insurance Adjusters, Staff Directory, Recent Case Results. Click Here to Download.
  • January 2016 - Fatigued truck drivers, stolen identity, powers of attorney, concussion blood tests, James Snell's 10 years on the Town of Lexington Board of Building Code Appeals, price dispute with a frame shop. Click Here to Download.
  • December 2015 - Don’t ruin your accident case, catfishing schemes, selecting an assisted living facility, Chocolate Holiday Pretzels, child custody and tax deductions, Christmas gift card winners. ​Click Here to Download.​
  • November, 2015 - Documenting injuries after an accident, National College for DUI Defense training, Legal Terms Defined, Homeowner Liability After a Fall, Workers' Compensation Update. Click Here to Download.
  • October, 2015 - Rollover Accidents, Dealing with Scam Debt Collectors, Catacombs of Paris, and Firm Sponsorship of the Lexington County Sheriff's Department "Captain's Choice" Golf Tournament. Click Here to Download.
  • September, 2015: Prolonged Injuries After an Automobile Accident, Changing Your Child's Last Name, Pelion Peanut Party, Attorney Vicki Koutsogiannis. Click Here to Download.
  • August, 2015 - Valuing Injury Law cases, Harvard DUI Summer Session, Starting a Small Business, Twin Palmetto Restaurant. Click Here to Download.
  • July, 2015 - Train Crossing Accidents, Domestic Violence Reform Act, Harvard DUI Summer Session, Step-Parent Adoptions, Probate Without a Will. Click Here to Download.
  • June, 2015 - Valuing a Totaled Car, Avoiding a DUI arrest, Attorney John Snell, Weinermobile Visit, Dividing Inherited Property. Click Here to Download.


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