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Individuals and families come to my firm for help after a loss has drastically altered their lives. My job is to secure justice for those individuals and families so that they have the means to live with the dignity every human being deserves. Most of the cases my firm handles end in a settlement of some kind. However, a large number of our cases are tried before a jury. We are trial lawyers, and the five lawyers at my firm have tried over 350 jury trials. If securing justice for the folks we represent means taking the case to trial, we will not hesitate.


My dad, Don Schlapprizzi, started this firm some thirty years ago. He has dedicated his life to helping individuals and families who have been harmed by another's wrongdoing. His exceptional abilities as a trial lawyer and consistent courtroom success have earned him the reputation as one of the preeminent trial lawyers in the United States.

Our firm is responsible for the longest civil jury trial in the history of the State of Missouri. Our five lawyers have the combined experience of 350 jury trials. All appeals are handled in-house, and we have taken more than 60 cases to Missouri Courts of Appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court. We have changed the law five times for the benefit of the citizens of Missouri.


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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 32%
  2. Personal Injury: 32%
  3. Wrongful Death: 31%
  4. Dog Bite: 5%

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Contact info

Donald L. Schlapprizzi, P.C.

211 N. Broadway, Ste. 2430
Saint Louis, MO, 63102


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201005/17/2016
MOGood Standing, Active200901/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law Firms - Medical Malpractice, PlaintiffsU.S. News and World Report2012
Top 3 Winningest Law Firms - PlaintiffMissouri Lawyers Weekly2010
Bar Register of Preeminent Law FirmsMartindale-Hubbell2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial LawyerDonald L. Schlapprizzi, P.C.2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, New Lawyers CommitteeSt. Louis Committee Chair2010 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysN/A2009 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisN/A2009 - Present
Lawyers Association of St. LouisN/A2009 - Present
Missouri State BarN/A2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Labriola v. Lawson, et al.$200,000.00 jury verdict. The case is now pending on appeal
Cole v. Harding Investments, et al.$185,000.00 Settlement
Medical Malpractice Settlement$2.5 million settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Missouri Lawyers WeeklyInjured man wins on appeal2012
Missouri Lawyers WeeklySettlements2012
Missouri Lawyers WeeklySettlements2011
Missouri Lawyers WeeklyVerdicts2010
Missouri Lawyers WeeklyVerdicts2010
Missouri Lawyers WeeklyTrucking Crash2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Dartmouth CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Missouri Plan - Keeping Money and Politics Out of our CourtsVote No on Amendment 32012
St. Louis the King Speaker SeriesSpeaking to inner city elementary students about being a lawyer2012
Ideas for Effective Opening StatementTrial Skills for New Lawyers2012