Robert Sneed Laher

Robert Sneed “Rob” Laher has devoted his career to representing people accused of crimes in both state and federal court in Mississippi and Tennessee. In doing so, he has accumulated a great many hours in the courtroom, trying cases to juries on every type of charge, from DUI to Capital Murder. His skills have brought success in many cases many thought were unwinnable.

In addition to numerous awards received for his law school performance, Rob is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia, a specialized college devoted entirely to training and education various seminars dealing with criminal law and trial practice. He has also studied under Gerry Spence at the Trial Lawyer’s College in Wyoming. He remains committed to both furthering his knowledge and trial skills as well as sharing what he has learned with other attorneys.

After graduating magna cum laude in 1996, he spend one year serving as a law clerk to a federal judge. Thereafter, he began his career as a criminal defense attorney, defending citizens accused of crimes in Mississippi as well as Tennessee, Oklahoma, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky and Georgia.

Rob is the father of four children. Rob’s devotion to both his family and his clients leaves little time for other pursuits. When he gets the chance, he enjoys running, swimming, biking and triathlons.

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Practice Areas:

Criminal law,  DUI/DWI, Traffic violations

Litigation: 100%

Representative Cases:

United States v. Michael Woody, 2001, Acquittal of TN man charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana, aggravated assault, robbery and firearms charge.

United States v. Elias Salgado Hernandez, 2010, Acquittal of possession of 6 kilos of heroin.

State of Mississippi v. Jimmy Comer, 2001, Acquittal of a man charged with the capital murder of a 3 year old boy due to SBS (shaken baby syndrome).

State of Mississippi v. Jolee Glenn, 2000, Acquittal of a mother charged with the manslaughter death of her young daughter by carbon monoxide poisioning.

State of Mississippi v. Myron Long, 2003, Acquittal of a TN man charged with murder.

State of Mississippi v. Deravion “DD” Hatch, 2010, Acquittal of man accused of 2 counts of sexual assault.

State of Mississippi v. Timothy Franks, 2005, Dismissal of charges of sexual assault against a child.

State of Mississippi v. Jerry Stark, 2011, Acquittal of man charged with sexual battery.

State of Mississippi v. Tammie Gates, 2011, Acquittal of woman charged with sexual batter of vulnerable adult.

State of Mississippi v. Roy Towery, 2004, Acquittal of man charged with aggravated assault.

State of Mississippi v. Russell Kilgore, 2012, Acquittal of man charged with aggravated domestic violence.

State of Mississippi v. Tim Roberts, 2010, Acquittal of man charged with burglary.

Bar Admissions:

  • Mississippi 1997
  • Tennessee   1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1997

Other Affiliations:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Lee County Bar Association

Classes and Seminars:

  • National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia
  • Trial Lawyer’s College in Wyoming, Gerry Spence

Past Positions:

  • U.S. Magistrate Judge, S. Allan Alexander, Law Clerk, 1996-1997


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi, 1996, J.D.
  • Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, 1993, B.A., English, magna cum laude

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