Molly O’Meara Schnell

Molly O’Meara Schnell

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Practice Areas:

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

Biography

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.

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

Bar Admission

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

Honors

  • AEP - Accredited Estate Planner, 2013 - Present

Classes & Seminars

  • Iowa State Bar Association Annual Tax School, 1992 to 1992
  • Iowa State Bar Association Probate and Trust Law Seminar, 2003 to 2003
  • Iowa State Bar Association Fall Traveling Seminar, 2004 to 2004
  • St. Ambrose University sponsored CLE presentation, 2005 to 2005
  • University of Iowa College of Law Probate Seminar, 2008 to 2008
  • Scott County Bar Association Patricia Rhodes Cepican CLE Series, 2009 to 2009
  • Scott County Bar Association Last Chance Seminar - 2009, 2010 and 2012
  • University of Iowa College of Law Trusts & Estates Seminar, 2012 to 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.

Past Positions

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

Languages

  • English

Professional Associations

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

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner