Thomas was born in Kirksville, Missouri, in 1973. He graduated from Platte County R-III High School in 1992 before attending the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication. Thomas then spent a year working in sales where he gained invaluable skills and experience before enrolling in law school. Thomas graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law in 2000, before passing the Missouri Bar Examination later in 2000. On September 27, 2000, Thomas was admitted to the Missouri Bar and licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri and before the United States Federal District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Thomas Snider began his practice in a law firm in Jefferson City, Missouri, before becoming a founding member of Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC a year later. Thomas has prepared and submitted briefs and has orally argued complex cases before the Missouri Supreme Court and the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District. In 2002, Thomas was selected into the prestigious Missouri Bar Leadership Academy. Thomas has also served as an adjunct professor of estate planning for the University of Missouri – Columba. He is a member of the Cole County Bar Association and the Missouri Bar Association.
Thomas has, for over two decades, concentrated his practice in all types of litigation and court room practice. He has extensively practiced in areas such as personal injury and wrongful death, estate planning, family law, criminal defense, business and corporate organization and real estate law. Thomas is active, vibrant and competitive, and is also keenly aware of the need for common sense solutions that avoid unnecessary legal costs.