Helping our community get the competent representation they deserve

Stanley D. Schnaare


Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Social Security/Disability
  • Probate/Wills & Estates
  • Corporate/Business Law
America's Most Honored Professional (2018)


I have been a practicing attorney since June 4, 1979.  During that period of time I have practiced in all areas of the law, except federal taxation.  I’ve handled criminal misdemeanors and felonies.  I’ve conducted civil litigation, prepared wills, filed estates, drafted contracts, acted as a mediator, acted as guardian ad litem, conducted discovery, prepared for trial, conducted trials, filed appeals before the Eastern District Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri.  I have handled administrative appeals before the Social Security Administration and state administrative agencies.  I have presented for zoning hearings and filed the appeal from those zoning hearings.

Literally, there is virtually nothing that I haven’t done in the practice of law at one time or another in the last 38 years.


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
  • University of Missouri, Rolla, Missouri
    • B.S. - 1971
    • Major: Aerospace Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1979
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • Supreme Court of Missouri

Professional Associations

  • St. Louis Metro Bar Assoc., Member, Present
  • Jefferson County Bar Association, Member, Present

Representative Cases

  • Douglas Draper, et al. v. David Streb d/b/a DMS Property Management, et al., Case No. 15JE-CC00126
  • Dorothy Rorer v. Geoffrey Van Matre, Personal Representative, and Laraine Welshon, Heir Case No. 14JE-CC00955
  • Linda Van Gronigen, et al., v. Alexander G. Ferguson, et al., Case No. 13JE-CC00368
  • Michael Delp v. Link Technologies, Inc., et al., Case No. 16JE-CC00190
  • Barry Fondaw and Judith Fondaw v. Chapel Creek, LLC, et al., Case No. 16MD-CC00061
  • Raintree Plantation Property Owners Association, Inc. v. David Tucker, Jefferson County, Raintree Country Club, LLC, et al., Case No. 15JE-CC00809
  • Jerome Ficken, Jr. v. Ficken Hill Development Corp., Case No. 14JE-CC00943
  • Kevin Fuchs, et al. v. Tim Potthast, et al., Case No. 11JE-CC00920
  • Hopkins v. Goose Creek Land Co., Inc., 673 SW 2d 465 - Mo: Court of Appeals, Eastern Dist., 1st Div., 1984
  • Donald HOPKINS, d/b/a Quad County Contracting, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. GOOSE CREEK LAND COMPANY, INC., Defendant-Appellant., No. 47068. May 22, 1984
  • SNEIL, LLC v. Tybe Learning Center, Inc., 370 SW 3d 562 - Mo: Supreme Court, 2012
  • Lamastus v. Lamastus, 886 SW 2d 721 - Mo: Court of Appeals, Eastern Dist., 4th Div., 1994
  • Gerlach v. Missouri Com'n on Human Rights, 980 SW 2d 589 - Mo: Court of Appeals, Eastern Dist., 1998
  • Ellinwood v. Estate of Lyons, 731 SW 2d 23 - Mo: Court of Appeals, Eastern Dist., 3rd Div., 1987
  • Winifred ELLINWOOD, Appellant-Respondent, v. ESTATE OF William LYONS, Respondent-Appellant., Nos. 52019, 52366, May 12, 1987
  • TDH v. O'CONNELL – enforcement of adverse possession claim, 258 SW 3d 850 - Mo: Court of Appeals, Eastern Dist., 1st Div., 2008
  • State ex rel. Barker v. Tobben, 311 SW 3d 798 - Mo: Supreme Court, 2010
  • Schlereth v. Hardy, 280 SW 3d 47 - Mo: Supreme Court, 2009
  • Braddy v. Braddy, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Southern Division. November 30, 2010
  • Ronald Lynn BRADDY, Petitioner/Respondent, v. Lauralee BRADDY n/k/a Lauralee Schnaare, Respondent/Appellant., No. ED 94194., Nov. 30, 2010
  • State v. Hendricks, 675 SW 2d 142 - Mo: Court of Appeals, Eastern Dist., 4th Div., 1984
  • STATE of Missouri, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. Joseph HENDRICKS, Defendant-Appellant., No. 45825., Aug. 8, 1984
  • Reeves v. Reeves, 693 SW 2d 149 - Mo: Court of Appeals, Eastern Dist., 1st Div., 1985
  • BARNHART DEVELOPMENT v. CF SIGN CO., 204 SW 3d 326 - Mo: Court of Appeals, Eastern Dist., 3rd Div., 2006
  • Christine M. YOUNG, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Paul M. FLAMION, as Personal Representative for the Estate of Larraine Flamion, et al., Defendants., Circuit Court of Missouri, Jefferson County February 10, 0001 No. CV 302-1382
  • In Interest of CPB, 641 SW 2d 456 - Mo: Court of Appeals, Eastern Dist., 4th Div., 1982


  • Martindale-Hubbell Notable

Classes & Seminars

  • “Social Security Fundamentals” – CLE presentation sponsored by the Jefferson County Women’s Bar
  • “Mechanics Liens – Making Use of the Missouri Statutes to Secure Payment” – seminar presented to the Jefferson County Small Flow Organization
  • “Missouri Dig Rite Law” - seminar presented to the Jefferson County Small Flow Organization
  • “Estate Planning Overview” – presented to residential care facilities
  • “Conflict with the County – How to Deal with the Code Commission of Jefferson County” -- seminar presented to the Jefferson County Small Flow Organization

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Member of Hillsboro Christian Church – served as Missionary group leader to Crow Indian nation in 2008
  • Past President – Hillsboro Rotary
  • Former Little League Coach
  • Member Joachim Lodge #164 AF&AM – Hillsboro, MO
  • Recent member to the Board of Habitat for Humanity