Molly O’Meara Schnell

Molly O’Meara Schnell

Managing Partner
Location:
Davenport, Iowa
Phone:
563-359-7112
Fax:
866-487-8502
Email:

Molly O'Meara Schnell is a founding shareholder of Schnell & Hancock, P.C. Molly is originally from Elkader, Iowa. She began her law career with the law firm of Bozeman, Neighbour, Patton and Noe in Moline, Illinois. In 1996 she began the Rock Island law firm of Pappas & Schnell, P.C. Molly resides in Davenport, Iowa with her husband and three children.

Areas of Practice

  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Contracts
  • Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate Law
  • Business Law
  • Nonprofit Law
  • Elder Law

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1989
  • Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • University of Iowa, Iowa
    • B.B.A. - 1986
    • Honors: Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Fraternity
    • Major: Accounting

Classes/Seminars

  • Iowa State Bar Association Annual Tax School, 1992
  • Iowa State Bar Association Probate and Trust Law Seminar, 2003
  • Iowa State Bar Association Fall Traveling Seminar, 2004
  • St. Ambrose University sponsored CLE presentation, 2005
  • University of Iowa College of Law Probate Seminar, 2008
  • Scott County Bar Association Patricia Rhodes Cepican CLE Series, 2009
  • Scott County Bar Association Last Chance Seminar - 2009, 2010 and 2012
  • University of Iowa College of Law Trusts & Estates Seminar, 2012
  • Edward Jones CPE Seminars, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Numerous public speaking engagements, most particularly Rock Island Arsenal educational series, multiple per year for multiple years.

Honors and Awards

  • AEP - Accredited Estate Planner, 2013 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present
  • Scott County Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present
  • Rock Island County Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present
  • Iowa Academy of Trust & Estate Counsel, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Quad City Estate Planning Council, Member 1994 - Present; President, 2014
  • Leading Lawyers, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Bozeman, Neighbour, Patton & Noe, 1989 - 1996
  • Pappas & Schnell, P.C., 1996 - 2008

Languages

  • English