Schnell & Hancock, P.C. - Davenport, IA

5131 Utica Ridge Road, Suite BDavenport, IA 52807

Updated: 04/24/2018

Davenport Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning Law Firm

Overview

Schnell & Hancock, P.C. has a general practice, including but not limited to, business law, contracts, nonprofit law, wills, trusts, estate planning, probate law, elder law, real estate and taxation. Schnell & Hancock, P.C. was established in September 2008 by Molly O'Meara Schnell and Melissa Hancock, and now has three attorneys. All attorneys are licensed in both Iowa and Illinois.

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