State attorney Stephen Snyder has regained his law license

Personal injury attorney known for his slogan “Don’t just sue them, Snyder them,” Stephen Lawrence Snyder, will be able to practice law again after being reinstated by the judge his lawyer’s license.

Chief Justice Matthew J. Fader the request for reinstatement was granted Friday and Snyder became a member of the Maryland bar again, according to a court order.

“Mr. Snyder has not been convicted or convicted of a serious crime,” the court said, and therefore “there is no basis at this time to continue” his suspension.

The federal attorney asked the Maryland Supreme Court for his law license to be returned in January. Snyder gave up his law license in 2020 after federal prosecutors charged him with extortion.

He filed court papers requesting the return of his right to practice law, saying the charges against him were “very weak”. The 46-page filing outlines why Snyder, 75, thinks he should be allowed to get his license back. , as well as why he thinks he is innocent of the government’s accusations against him.

Prosecutors in 2020 charged Snyder with extortion under the federal Travel Act, saying he tried to extort the University of Maryland Medical System in 2018 for $25 million as part of a consulting agreement. that prevents Snyder from suing the hospital for 10 years.

The proceedings have been delayed in part because of the pandemic and the many appeals proceedings in the 4th Circuit. Snyder could not be reached Saturday for comment.

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