Meet the Staff
by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
Adam Snyder joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) in early May 2022. As Principal Counsel Adam heads up the division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office that provides advice to Planning, the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), and various other state entities, and represents them in litigation, as necessary. He is currently representing MHT in two lawsuits involving the administration of historic preservation easements in Baltimore City.
Adam worked with the Office of Attorney General for 25 years with his first 13 years representing the Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) Wetlands and Waterways Program in cases involving the environmental effects of land development. Over the next six years, Adam served as the Office’s “Chief of Opinions” — a title he says his wife, Alison, always loved – followed by another half-dozen years representing the state of Maryland in federal appellate litigation.
Adam earned his B.A. in history at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in Russian history, followed by a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Adam grew up in Buffalo, N.Y. and, as a result, is a big fan of snow of which he only wishes we had more here in Baltimore! Currently, Adam and his wife Alison live in the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood of Baltimore City with their son Will, daughter Natalie, and two cats, one of which, Montgomery, is named for the nuclear power plant owner in The Simpsons.
Welcome to Planning, Adam!