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.

The most unique aspect of my practice is my commitment to preparing persuasive trial and appellate briefs. I have written LinkedIn Pulse articles on the subjects of appellate brief writing and drafting a motion for summary judgment.  I also have written articles on other legal topics. Please see the Sample Publications page for examples of my articles.

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

Education

Awards

Professional memberships

Adjunct faculty

Reported cases

  • Barbieri v. Barbieri, 2021 Mo.App. LEXIS 820 (Mo.Ct.App. Aug. 31, 2021)
  • 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.