Donald L. Schlapprizzi

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in St. Louis, Missouri

Schlapprizzi Attorneys at Law
Donald L. Schlapprizzi
Schlapprizzi Attorneys at Law

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Missouri since: 1959

Education: Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2014 - 2023

Schlapprizzi Attorneys at Law

211 North Broadway
Suite 2430
St. Louis, MO 63102 Visit website


Widely regarded as one of the top personal injury advocates in Missouri as well as the entire country, Donald L. Schlapprizzi has achieved unprecedented success fighting on behalf of the rights and entitlements of those adversely affected by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. An attorney for more than 58 years, he founded Schlapprizzi Attorneys at Law in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1981 and continues to serve as the firm's president.

A 1957 graduate of Washington University, Mr. Schlapprizzi returned to his alma mater and attended Washington University School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1959. That same year, he received his license to practice from The Missouri Bar, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Schlapprizzi is a member of numerous professional legal organizations, and he has served on the Supreme Court of Missouri Committee on Civil Jury Instructions for the past 16 years. A fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers, he currently serves on the organization's jury committee and once served on its federal rules of civil procedure committee. He is also a fellow with the International Society of Barristers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

A veteran of dozens of court cases, he once served as lead counsel on one of Missouri's longest civil jury trials, and he has secured numerous substantial settlements and awards for those struggling to support themselves and their families in the wake of a preventable tragedy.

As a result of his success, Mr. Schlapprizzi has earned membership into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he has received numerous awards for his distinguished service and outstanding accomplishments. He holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he serves his community through his involvement with various civic, charitable and faith-based organizations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1959, Missouri

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Educational Background:
  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.A.
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board member of the Foundation for the Special Education of Children and the Soul that Sees Foundation
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)
  • State courts in Missouri
  • The Lawyers Association of St. Louis, former President
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)
  • MATA past president, 1995
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers (ISOB)
  • “Best Lawyers In America” (as recognized by his peers)
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) Outstanding Service Award Recipient
  • Fellow, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Award of Honor, The Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Award of Honor Recipient, Lawyers Association of St. Louis (LASL)
  • Missouri Super Lawyers, Top 50, 2008
  • Lon O'Hocker Outstanding Trial Lawyer's Award, Missouri Bar Foundation
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Missouri Bar Foundation Lon O. Hocker Outstanding Trial Lawyer’s Award
  • St. Louis Beta Theta Pi Organization acclaimed Don Schlapprizzi as honoree in recognition for his accomplishments in professional life
  • Lawyer of the Year - Plaintiff Medical Malpractice, Best Lawyers, 2013
  • Outstanding Service Award Recipient, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
Industry Groups:
  • Legal

Office location for Donald L. Schlapprizzi

211 North Broadway
Suite 2430
St. Louis, MO 63102

Phone: 314-492-8869


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2014 - 2023

Top Lists

Top 50: St. Louis Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2017 - 2018 Top 100: Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers: 2007

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