ccredited Surety and Casualty Company, Inc., located in Orlando, Florida, was founded in 1971 by Hardy M. “Hank” Snow, Jr. Snow was a former law enforcement officer who began his bail bond career in 1953.
The genesis of the modern bail industry began when Snow and others in the bail bond profession realized that they needed to move beyond agents putting up their personal funds or property in order to guarantee an individual’s appearance in court.
The impact of their leadership resulted in national and regional insurance companies accepting to underwrite bail bonds. Snow became a preeminent “voice of the bail industry” and was one of the founders of the Florida Surety Agents Association.
After suffering a debilitating stroke in 1993, Snow retired. His daughters, Deborah Snow and Sharon Jallad took over the company and have continued his legacy. Under the family’s leadership, Accredited has become one of the nation’s most well respected property and casualty insurance companies underwriting bail.
Accredited is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The company has been rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best for more than 36 consecutive years, is Treasury listed by the United States to write Federal Bonds and also specializes in writing Child Custody Bonds and Notary Bonds.
Accredited is represented by more than 1,600 bail agents nationwide. Our agents are the driving force behind Accredited and why we proudly say, “Our Agents Are Our Valued Partners.”