James E. Snead

Honorary Life Member, Board of Directors


Jim Snead is married to Georgia Phillips Snead. He has 2 sons, James and Greg, and 2 daughters-in-law, Monica and Laura, and 2 granddaughters, Emily and Molly, and one grandson, Aidan.

He is Chairman of the Board and Senior Shareholder of The Jones Firm, a general practice law firm established in Santa Fe in 1948. He has handled everything from murder cases to nonprofit corporations, but his chief love professionally is representing individuals and small businesses in estate planning, real estate transactions, intellectual property, and other business matters.

Jim was born in Oklahoma, but his childhood was mainly spent in Hobbs, New Mexico. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and then went to Washington, DC, where he worked for the Patent Office, the Navy, and NASA. He earned a Juris Doctorate (with honors) from George Washington University.

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