Preeminent-Rated Missouri Appellate Attorney, Business and Estate Planning Lawyer

I am a native of St. Louis. As an attorney, I have been engaged in private as well as public practice. I served as an attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1980 to 1981 and as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri from 1981 to 1985. I then joined Schramm & Pines, L.L.C. in 1985 and spent the next 15 years there. I worked for nearly two years with Edwards, Singer, Schramm, Watkins & Spoenman, L.L.P., and then opened my solo firm in 2001. I joined the firm of Timothy E. Hayes & Associates, LC in 2007, leaving in 2010 to re-launch my solo practice.

My peers have graciously endorsed my legal abilities and adherence to ethical standards with a peer review of “preeminent.” My clients have responded similarly.

View Daniel R. Schramm, L.L.C.'s documents on JD SupraThe most unique aspect of my practice is my commitment to preparing persuasive trial and appellate briefs. I have written JD Supra articles on the subjects of appellate brief writing and drafting a motion for summary judgment.  I also have written articles on other legal topics.

Practice areas

Bar admissions

  • Missouri, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2008



Professional memberships

Adjunct faculty

Reported cases

  • Batka v. Batka, 171 S.W.3d 757 (Mo.Ct.App. 2005)
  • Blue Pool Farms, LLC v. Basler, 239 S.W.3d 687 (Mo.Ct.App. 2007)
  • Courtney v. Courtney, 550 S.W.3d 522 (Mo.Ct.App. 2017)
  • Courtney v. Courtney,  458 S.W.3d 462 (Mo.Ct.App. 2015)
  • Dept. of Soc. Service, Div. of Medical Services v. Little Hills Healthcare, L.L.C., 236 S.W.3d 637 (Mo.banc 2007)
  • Driemeyer v. Leahy, 471 S.W.3d 402 (Mo.Ct.App. 2015)
  • Hill v. Hill, 53 S.W.3d 114 (Mo.banc 2001)
  • Hughes v. Hughes, 505 S.W.3d 458 (Mo.Ct.App. 2016)
  • M.L.G. v. R.W., 406 S.W.3d 115 (Mo.Ct.App. 2013)
  • Panzau v. JDLB, Inc., 169 S.W.3d 122 (Mo.Ct.App. 2005)
  • Perez v. Abbott, 140 S.W.3d 283 (Mo.Ct.App. 2004)
  • Ponz v. Guirl, 794 S.W.2d 699 (Mo.Ct.App. 1990)
  • Scott Family Props. v. Mo. Hwys. & Transp. Comm’n, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 1693 (8th Cir. Jan. 31, 2017)
  • Spirco Environmental, Inc. v. American Intern. Specialty Lines Ins. Co., 555 F.3d 637 (8th Cir. 2009)
  • State ex rel. M Humphrey v. Provaznik, 854 S.W.2d 810 (Mo.Ct.App. 1993)
  • T.J.E. v. M.R.M., 2020 Mo. App. LEXIS 45 (Mo.Ct.App. Jan. 14, 2020)
  • Ullrich v. CADCO, Inc., 244 S.W.3d 772 (Mo.Ct.App. 2008)
  • Woodard v. Woodard, 201 S.W.3d 557 (Mo.Ct.App. 2006)

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Knowledge. Communication. Persuasion.

Let Daniel R. Schramm, L.L.C. handle your appellate, business law and estate planning matters. Call my Chesterfield, MO law firm at 888.353.3211 or contact me online to discuss your case. I look forward to speaking with you.