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Donna Sue Clark Frayne

Car accident Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

4.9   9 reviews

also known as Donna Clark Frayne, Donna Frayne


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About Donna

Learn Donna’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    40%
    Auto, Trucking and Motorcycle Accidents in Missouri and Illinois

    32 years

  2. Workers compensation
    40%
    Missouri and Illinois

    32 years

  3. Slip and fall accident
    10%
    Missouri and Illinois Premises Liability Assaults on Business Property, Dog Attacks

    32 years

  4. Wrongful death
    10%
    Missouri and Illinois

    32 years

Three words are repeatedly used by clients to describe me -- down to Earth. When you contact my law firm, you will meet with me, the attorney who will handle your case from beginning to end. I can also come to you whether you are in the hospital or at your home. You will be given my cell phone number and e-mail address. We will make it our business to get to know you and what your specific needs are.

 

You will never be just a file number or a case to us. As challenging as this experience may be for you and your family, you can rely on us to give you the compassion, help and support you deserve. I not only have legal experience. I have life experience.

 

I am prepared to put my many years of legal experience, knowledge and courtroom skills to work for you. Your goals become our goals.

 

I am a lifelong resident of St. Louis, and grew up near the white water tower on East Grand Ave. I graduated from Rosati-Kain High School in the Central West End. After marrying my high school sweetheart and while raising a family, I attended the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) and graduated Summa Cum Laude.

 

Since graduating from St. Louis University School of Law and receiving a Juris Doctor degree in 1992, I have been in private practice representing injured persons in Missouri, Illinois, and the Federal courts. It is the only type of law I have ever practiced or wanted to practice.

 

Paralegal Nichole Faust and I have worked together as a team for over 15 years. We get to know our clients on a personal basis and focus on their needs and goals. Our clients and their families have been injured physically and/or emotionally as a result of someone else's negligence. We treat clients with "small" cases the same as those with "big" cases. Cases are "big" to those going through them. Nichole and I never lose sight of that fact.

 

My trial experience began very early in my career. My first trial was before a St. Louis jury -- two weeks after passing the Missouri Bar Exam. From that day on, I have relished the challenge of convincing jurors to return verdicts in favor of my clients. I have never taken a case to trial without fully believing that my client deserved the compensation I requested from the jury or judge. An attorney who once argued against me in court stated that I was not a lawyer. He said rather that I was a "pit bull with jewelry." I took that as a compliment.

 

Over the years, there has been a trend toward taking a case to mediation before it is tried in court. For most of my clients, mediation has been a positive experience and oftentimes avoids the risk and stress of a trial for them. However, I want my clients to know that from the time I take their case, I have an eye toward taking it to trial if necessary. The cases in my firm belong to my clients, not anyone else. With guidance from me, the clients decide whether or not to accept a settlement or go to trial. 

 

When away from work, I enjoy spending time with my husband of almost 40 years, my two daughters and seven (so far) grandkids. I am very involved in my Parish and community, love motorcycles, building/remodeling and scuba diving.

 

 

 

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Licensed for 30 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1993
Updated 01/06/2023
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 01/01/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Donna

The Law Office of Donna Clark Frayne, LLC
1922 Chouteau Avenue
Saint Louis, MO, 63103

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Peggy Davenport | January 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Personal
Donna and Nichole are great! They took a personal interest in my case, handled it in a very professional manner, and made sure the outcome was the best possible one for me.
Posted by Nedra | August 10, 2015
Best Law Firm Ever....Donna and Nichole are Awesome!!!!
My experience with Donna Frayne and Nichole was beyond what I expected! Not only are they held in superior regards in professionalism they have genuine compassion and will go above and beyond for their clients. I truely love them both for all they have done for me and my family! They work hard and Donna's a beast in the court room, on paper, and where ever else she is needed. Even her aunt showed me great compassion and she was just filling in for the day! If you need a warrior who is willing to fight hard for you, Donna Clark Frayne is the woman for the job! She is a great choice!!! I highly recommend Donna Clark Frayne!!!!!!!
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Posted by Rebecca | August 5, 2015
Hard working!
Donna and Nichole worked very hard on my case. Even after the settlement was over they worked hard to get my medical bills lowered so that I could keep more money. I worked with them for years on this case and we really bonded. I would trust Donna and Nichole with any future issues I may have. I would recommend 100%!!
Posted by Richard | January 23, 2015
Excellent Lawyer for Workman comp cases
Donna is a wonderful person. If I have anything to ask or need information about my case she is on top of it. I would recommend her to my friends and family. Her secretary Nichole is also wonderful. If I can't get in touch with Donna Nichole will try to take to help with whatever I might have questions on.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2013
Work Comp Case
It has been excellent working with Donna on my case. After dealing with another lawyer for this same case first, I finally feel like I have someone representing me that listens and understands my point of view. Very happy with her work so far!
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2012
Excellent Experience!
Donna and her firm representatives were extremely personable and expedited my settlement quickly.
Posted by Russell | October 2, 2012
Russell Lincoln's review of Donna Clark Frayne
Mrs.Frayne was very understanding in my case when Hiring her firm and she has gone way beyond my Expectations. She has fought hard on my behalf to get what was best for me and even guided me on what was best for the out come of my case even as the case is still ongoing. She Directed me to the right Doctors for my case which from them she was Highly remarked for a Lawyer. I look foreward to more than likely hiring her in another case as she has done well in this one.
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Posted by Laura | September 28, 2012
Donna Sue Clark Frayne- outstanding !
Donna Is a real down to earth for her clients. She kept us informed and let us know sometimes there might be more than one outcome. I felt very comfortable turning over our lives so to speak to her for this case.
Posted by Tony | October 1, 2012
Donna Clark Frayne Review
I loved how personal Donna was, always reassuring me when there were hiccups in my case. She went out of her way to make sure I got what I needed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Donna Clark Frayne, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of John S. Wallach, P.C.
  • 1999 - 2011
  • Trial Attorney
  • Fred Roth, P.C.
  • 1993 - 1998

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Psychology
  • 1989

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1993 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 1992 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers 2011 to 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2010 - 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated 2008 - 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Donna
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommended Donna to anyone. She has a brilliant mind, is very hard working, well respected, honest and ethical."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Donna. She truly cares about her clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred clients to Donna in the past and will continue to do so. I trust and endorse her."
Personal injury
Medical malpractice