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Molly O’Meara Schnell - Davenport, IA

5701 Utica Ridge RoadSuite 300 Davenport, IA 52807

Updated: 08/15/2022

Davenport Mergers, Acquisitions, Contracts Lawyer


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.

About Molly O’Meara Schnell

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner


  • English

Practice Areas

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


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Bar Admissions

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

Other Affiliations

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

Classes and 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.

Past Positions

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


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1989
    Honors: With Distinction
  • University of Iowa, Iowa, 1986
    Honors: Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Fraternity
    Major: Accounting

Office Information


5701 Utica Ridge RoadSuite 300 Davenport, IA 52807


  • 563-359-7114



  • AEP - Accredited Estate Planner, 2013 - Present

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