Joshua S. Snyder

Area of Emphasis

Joshua Snyder is a shareholder in the Litigation and Energy and Natural Resources groups of Babst Calland. Mr. Snyder has extensive experience representing oil and gas producers in a range of disputes.  His energy litigation experience includes defending oil and gas producers and contractors from personal injury, toxic tort, nuisance, and lease dispute claims.  Additionally, Mr. Snyder has significant experience representing clients in product liability, toxic tort, and solvent litigation. He has defended clients facing claims related to alleged exposure to benzene, PFAS, TCE, and other solvents.  Mr. Snyder has also represented clients in the manufacturing, finance, healthcare, and coal industries in a range of commercial disputes.


Mr. Snyder graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Political Science in 2010. He received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2013, where he graduated cum laude and served as a member of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. While in law school, Mr. Snyder received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Civil Procedure and Administrative Law.

Memberships and Affiliations

Mr. Snyder is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Ohio, as well as before the United States District Courts for the Western District and Middle District of Pennsylvania.  He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association. Mr. Snyder currently serves as a trustee-at-large for the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF). He has also served as a member of the Franklin Park Borough Environmental Advisory Council, which advises the Borough Council on potential environmental impacts of activities within the Borough. He has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and the YMCA Youth and Government programs.

Mr. Snyder received a Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch recognition from BL Rankings for Commercial Litigation and Energy Law since 2021.  He has also been selected to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list (Thomson Reuters) since 2020.

  • Co-Presenter, “Pennsylvania Energy Update,” EMLF Spring Update – Pittsburgh, April 18, 2023.
  • Co-Presenter, “Litigation/Energy Update,” EMLF’s 43rd Annual Institute, June 13, 2022.