About Laura Snider

Laura is a criminal and family law attorney in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Laura M. Barnaby was raised in Topeka, Kansas. She attended Washburn University for her undergraduate degree, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Psychology. She completed her undergraduate degree in three years while participating as a starting member of the Washburn University Soccer Team.

After college graduation, Laura moved to Des Moines, Iowa to attend Drake University School of Law. While at Drake, she completed two semesters in the Drake Legal Clinic focusing on Criminal Defense. Laura was an active member of the Drake Law School student body including membership in several student organizations including the Drake Law Negotiations Team, and she was president of Drake Law Women.

Laura was hired by the Webster County Attorney’s Office after she graduated in 2009. As a prosecutor, Laura prosecuted Class D Felonies down to simple misdemeanors. In the year and a half that she prosecuted, Laura tried more than 10 jury trials.

In 2011, Laura left the County Attorney’s office took a position with the Public Defender’s Office. While with the Public Defender’s Office, Laura defended all levels of crimes including Murders, Robberies, Sexual Assaults, and Kidnapping cases, obtaining favorable outcomes for her clients.

Laura left the Public Defender’s office in 2017 to partner with Derek Johnson and Jennifer Bonzer. She started her own practice under the name Laura Snider Law PLLC in 2019. Since entering private practice, Laura has primarily focused on Family Law and Criminal Defense. Laura handles family law issues including child support, dissolution of marriage, paternity, and child custody actions. Laura is also a part-time assistant county attorney for Green County Iowa. She represents the State of Iowa in Child Need of Assistance actions, juvenile delinquency actions, and all levels of criminal prosecutions.

Laura is dedicated to her cases and achieving favorable outcomes for her clients. She is hardworking, compassionate, and understanding. Laura’s office is located in Fort Dodge and serves clients throughout central Iowa and surrounding areas.