Melissa A. Hancock
  • Partner


Davenport, IA






Melissa A. Hancock is a founding shareholder of Schnell & Hancock, P.C. She is a Quad City area native. Melissa began her law practice as an associate attorney with Kintzinger Law Firm, P.L.C. in Dubuque in 2002. In 2005, Melissa and her family returned to the Quad City area. She resides in Blue Grass, Iowa, with her husband and two children.

Areas Of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2002
  • Wisconsin, 2003
  • Illinois, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2002


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: International Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • Scott County Bar Association, Member
  • Rock Island County Bar Association, Member
  • Quad City Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Pappas & Schnell, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2005 to 2008
  • Kintzinger Law Firm, P.L.C., Associate Attorney, 2002 to 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • Blue Grass Elementary School – Parent Teacher Association
  • Quad City Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy, 2007 to 2007
  • Quad City Leadership Alumni United
  • Loras College Alumni Association
  • Dress for Success Quad Cities, Board Secretary, 2011 to 2013

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