Background: Barbara (Barb) A. Snow has practiced criminal law for eight of her eleven years as a licensed attorney. She has practiced criminal defense at the trial, appellate and postconviction levels, representing clients in cases spanning the gamut of alleged crimes, including homicide, sexual assault, assault and battery, drug possession and distribution, kidnapping, theft and fraud. Her philosophy in representing clients accused of committing crimes is simple: A person’s liberty is God-given, so the government’s efforts to limit that liberty and the other rights associated with it must be countered with zealous and compassionate representation.
Attorney Snow also represents parents in dependency and neglect cases in Colorado, at the trial and appellate levels. Her philosophy in representing parents is based on the belief that the constitutional rights associated with parenting must be diligently protected against unnecessary governmental intrusion.
Legal Experience: Prior to entering private practice, Attorney Snow was an active duty Judge Advocate (JAG) in the United States Army. Attorney Snow was also an Army Reserve JAG for three years following her active duty time. She has obtained various forms of legal relief for a number of her clients. Attorney Snow’s criminal defense experience is rounded out by her time as a military prosecutor and Special Assistant to the United States Attorney (SAUSA). As a prosecutor, Attorney Snow represented the government in a number of criminal trials and worked closely with criminal investigators (including military and local civilian criminal investigators and FBI agents) on cases she was prosecuting and advising military commanders on. In her capacity as a SAUSA, Attorney Snow represented the government in prosecuting misdemeanor offenses in magistrate court, and she was co-counsel to an Assistant United States Attorney during a federal grand jury proceeding.
Bar Admissions and Licensure: Attorney Snow is admitted to practice law in Connecticut state courts and in Colorado state courts, and she is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. She is also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her Connecticut and Colorado bar licenses qualify her to represent Service Members in military courts-martial. Attorney Snow received her license to practice law from the State of Connecticut in October 2005 and her license to practice law from the State of Colorado in August 2015. Attorney Snow does not currently represent individuals in the Connecticut state court system.
Education and Other Work Experience: Attorney Snow earned her Bachelor’s Degrees in Anthropology and Psychology from Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnesota). She subsequently moved to Oakland, California, where she worked as a mental health counselor at a residential treatment facility with teenagers diagnosed with both severe mental health disorders and learning disabilities. Attorney Snow made her way to the East Coast, where she attended law school in Bristol, Rhode Island. She earned her Juris Doctor in May 2005 from Roger Williams University School of Law. Throughout law school, Attorney Snow worked full time in a general law practice as the primary paralegal to one of the partners.