Christopher J. Snyder

Christopher Snyder

Partner
Phone: 513-737-5180 ext. 37
chris.snyder@mckenzie-snyder.com

Chris Snyder practices in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation, concentrating on litigation at the trial court level. Mr. Snyder is the head of the Personal Injury Department at McKenzie & Snyder and has advised thousands of clients on all aspects of tort law.

He has tried over 150 personal injury and workers’ compensation cases in his twenty-two years of practice. Mr. Snyder’s experience includes cases tried in: United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio; Ohio Courts of Appeals: 1st, 10th, and 12th Districts; Hamilton County, Clermont County, Brown County, Prebble County, Butler County, Montgomery County, Warren County, Hamilton County Municipal Court and Hamilton Municipal Court.

Education

  • J.D., Ohio State University School of Law (1988)
  • M.B.A., Ohio State University School of Business (1987)
  • B.S., Economics, Central Michigan University (1984)
  • B.S., Political Science, Central Michigan University (1984)

Bar Admissions

Mr. Snyder is admitted to the bar in the State of Ohio and in Michigan (inactive) and has appeared pro hac vice in Kentucky and Indiana. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, McKenzie & Snyder LLP (2001-present)
  • Staff Counsel, Allstate Insurance Company (1994-2001)
  • Asst. Prosecutor, Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, Civil Division (1991-1994)
  • Law Clerk, Judge Kraft, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas (1990-1991)
  • Student Intern, Judge Graham, Federal District Court, Western Division (1987-1988)

Professional Organizations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Butler County Bar Association
  • Ohio Trial Lawyers Association

Interests

Mr. Snyder is happily married with three boys. He lives in Cincinnati and enjoys music and photography. He is a fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. He enjoys coaching recreational baseball and basketball in his community as well as upward flag football.


Kyle B. McKenzie

Kyle McKenziePartner
Phone: 513-737-5180 ext. 28
kyle.mckenzie@mckenzie-snyder.com

Kyle McKenzie has 18 years of experience in the areas of Workers Compensation, Personal Injury and Criminal Law.  He has tried numerous cases to juries with excellent verdicts and/or awards for his clients.  Mr. McKenzie believes that all people should have equal access to the legal system and should assert their right to have their case heard by a jury of their peers if the case can not be resolved through amicable resolution.

Education

  • J.D., The University of Cincinnati School of Law (1994)
  • B.S. College of Business with emphasis in Economics and Finance, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (1991)

Bar Admissions

Mr. McKenzie is admitted to the bar in the States of Ohio and Kentucky.  He is also admitted to the Federal Bar in Ohio and Kentucky.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, McKenzie & Snyder LLP (2001-present)
  • Sole Proprietor, McKenzie Law Offices (1996-2001)

Professional Organizations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Butler County Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ)
  • Kentucky Association for Justice (KAJ)

About Kyle…

Kyle played sports for most of his younger life.  In high school, Kyle was a Nationally Ranked Basketball Player.  Kyle participated in one of the McDonald’s High School All-American games where he broke Magic Johnson’s assist record. Kyle received a full athletic scholarship to the Louisiana State University (LSU) where he played college basketball for Dale Brown’s LSU Tigers before finishing his academics at Miami University.  Today, Kyle is happily married with a son, daughter and 2 golden retrievers.  In his free time, Kyle is very involved with coaching his son’s baseball and basketball teams.  Kyle also enjoys traveling, scuba diving, golfing, boating and water skiing.  He also loves to read science fiction books.


Andrew Tobergte

Andrew TobergtePartner
Phone: 513-737-5180 ext. 22
andrew@mslaw.legal

Andrew Tobergte practices in the area of personal injury, car accident injuries, and workers’ compensation concentrating on litigation at the trial court level. Mr. Tobergte is a partner at McKenzie & Snyder and has advised hundreds of clients on various aspects of tort law. He has tried dozens of personal injury and workers’ compensation cases since being admitted to practice law in 2007.

 

Mr. Tobergte’s experience includes appearances in the following: Industrial Commission of Ohio (Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton/Fairborn and Portsmouth locations); Ohio Court of Appeals: 10th District; Courts of Common Pleas: Hamilton County, Clermont County, Brown County, Preble County, Montgomery County, Warren County, Fairfield Municipal Court, Hamilton Municipal Court, Oxford Area I Court, Butler County Area II Court, West Chester Area III Court.

Education

  • J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law (Cum Laude 2006)
  • B.A., Ohio University (History) (2001)

Bar Admissions

Mr. Tobergte is admitted to the bar in the State of Ohio and has appeared pro hac vice in Kentucky. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.

Professional Experience

  • Sr. Associate, McKenzie & Snyder LLP (2007-Present)
  • Associate, Beverly Hills Sports Council (2006)
  • Law Clerk, San Diego Superior Court (2006)
  • Law Clerk, Millikin & Fitton Law Firm (2005)
  • Trainer & Case Manager, City of San Diego Teen Court (2004-2005)

Professional Organizations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Butler County Bar Association
  • Ohio Trial Lawyers Association

Interests
Mr. Tobergte is happily married. He lives in Cincinnati and enjoys bicycling and hiking with his hound dog “Joey”. He is a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cincinnati Reds, and Bengals.


Daryl T. Dennie, Esq.

Daryl Dennie

Associate Attorney
Phone: 513-737-5180 ext. 29
daryl.dennie@mckenzie-snyder.com

Daryl Dennie practices in the areas of Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation, Criminal and Traffic. He comes to McKenzie and Snyder from Cleveland, Ohio, where he began his career as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. In 2000, he began a career in private practice as a defense attorney.

Mr. Dennie has 20 years of jury trial experience. He has handled cases in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. He has argued cases in the Ohio Court of Appeals, Eighth District. He has defended clients in Courts of Common Pleas in the Counties of Ashtabula, Butler, Clermont, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Lake, Lorain, Montgomery, Portage, Summit, and Warren. He has represented clients in numerous Municipal Courts in Ohio, including: City of Akron, City of Cleveland, City of Hamilton, City of Lebanon, City of Mansfield, City of Stow, City of Wilmington and City of Xenia.

Education

  • J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law (1996)
  • B.A., Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Ohio State University (1989)

Bar Admissions

Mr. Dennie is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio and the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Professional Experience

  • Associate, McKenzie and Snyder, LLP, 2015- present
  • Principal, Law Offices of Daryl T. Dennie Co., LPA, 2000-2015
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, 1997-2000

Professional Organizations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association

Nicole Dietz 

Nicole Dietz Ohio Lawyer wth the Law firm McKenzie Snyder

Associate Attorney
Phone: 513-737-5180 ext. 35
nicole@mslaw.legal

Nicole Dietz focuses her practice in the area of personal injury, concentrating primarily on litigation.

Prior to joining McKenzie & Snyder, LLP., she was a research consultant for LexisNexis where she assisted lawyers around the country with their research needs.

She was also formerly in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 Company where she practiced primarily real estate law

Education

  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law (2016)
  • B.A., Criminology, The Ohio State University (2012)

Bar Admissions

Nicole Dietz is admitted to the bar in the State of Ohio.

Professional Experience

  • Associate, McKenzie & Snyder LLP (2019-Present)
  • Research Consultant, LexisNexis (2017-2019)
  • In-House Counsel, Fidelity National Title Group (2016-2017)

Professional Organizations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Butler County Bar Association
  • Dayton Bar Association

Interests

Ms. Dietz is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing soccer and basketball in her off time. She also enjoys working out and hiking with her dog. She is a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Bengals. She currently resides in Dayton with her fiancé, two cats, and husky.

Matt Hammer

Associate Attorney
Phone: 513-737-5180 ext. 45
Matt.Hammer@Mckenzie-Snyder.com

Matt Hammer focuses his practice in the area of personal injury and criminal law, concentrating primarily on litigation. Prior to joining McKenzie & Snyder, LLP., he practiced in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, and criminal law. Mr. Hammer has also handled federal litigation related to products liability and other similar claims.

His experience in both private practice and in various prosecutor’s offices has allowed Mr. Hammer to successfully advise hundreds of clients, on various aspects of the law, throughout multiple levels of the state and federal courts. Additionally, he has tried multiple cases including medical malpractice, personal injury, and criminal cases to both the bench and to juries.

Mr. Hammer’s experience includes practicing in the following:

  • Ohio State Supreme Court
  • Ohio Court of Appeals
  • 1st and 12th Districts
  • Court of Common Pleas: Hamilton County, Clermont County, Butler County, Warren County, Summit County
  • Juvenile Court: Fairfield Municipal Court, Hamilton County Municipal Court, Toledo Municipal Court, Oxford Area I Court, and West Chester Area III Court.

Education

  • J.D., University of Toledo College of Law (2014)
  • B.A., University of Dayton- Double Major in Criminal Justice Studies and Sociology (2011)

Bar Admissions

Mr. Hammer is admitted to the bar in the State of Ohio and has appeared and tried cases pro hac vice in Kentucky. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.

Professional Experience

  • Associate, McKenzie & Snyder LLP (2018-Present)
  • Associate, Deters Law Firm (2014-2018)
  • Certified Legal Intern, City of Toledo Prosecutor’s Office (2012-2014)
  • Certified Legal Intern, Summit County Prosecutor’s Office- Juvenile Division (2013)

Professional Organizations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association

Interests
Mr. Hammer is a graduate of Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller High School where he was captain of the nationally ranked wrestling team his senior year. He met his wife, Katie Hammer, at the University of Dayton where they both completed their undergraduate studies.

Mr. Hammer also wrestled and competed in 3-event waterskiing tournaments while at UD at the club level. He now resides on the east side of Cincinnati and enjoys golf, wrestling, baseball, football, boating, skiing/wakeboarding, and SCUBA diving. He is a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Dayton Flyers, Toledo Rockets, and the Cincinnati Reds. Mr. Hammer also enjoys auto racing and classic cars.