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Don M. Schnipper, American lawyer, specializing in the field of General Civil Trial, Probate, Real Estate, Health/Hospitals, Corporate. Member of Wood, Smith, Schnipper & Clay.


Schnipper, Don M. was born on January 17, 1939 in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States.


Bachelor of Arts Arkansas, 1963. Juris Doctor, University Arkansas, 1964.


Worked at Wood, Smith, Schnipper & Clay (Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas) specializing in General Civil Practice. Trials. Probate, Banking and Insurance Law. Negligence Law. Real Estate, Real Property and Titles.

Admitted to the bar, 1964, Arkansas, United States. District Court, Western District of Arkansas, United States. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit and United States.

Supreme Court.

Kappa Sigma. Delta Theta Phi. Member, 1980—, Chairman, 1981, State Board of Law Examiners. Recipient: Jaycee's Distinguished Service Award, 1970.

Golden Gavel Award of Arkansas Bar Association, 1980. C.E. Ransick Award of Excellence, Arkansas Bar Association, 1988. Appointed Special Associate Justice, Arkansas Supreme Court, 1975, 1988 and 1990.

Member Board of Directors, Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute, 1982-1989. Member Board of Directors, Hot Springs Children's Home. Member Board of Directors Board of Visitors, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, 1992—.

Member Board of Directors, 1978-1984, President, 1982-1983, University of Arkansas Alumni Association. Member Board of Directors, 1966-1986, President, 1977, Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. Member, Federal Practice Committee, United States.

District Court, Western District of Arkansas, 1981-1990. Member, Arkansas Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1982-1984. Chairman, Southern Conference of Bar Presidents, 1986-1987.

Member: Garland County, Arkansas (Chairman: Young Lawyers Section, 1969-1970. Executive Council, 1980-1981. President, 1985-1986) and American Bar Associations.

Fellow: Arkansas Bar Foundation. Fellow, American Bar Foundation. The law firm of Wood, Smith, Schnipper & Clay was originally established by James Bussey Wood and George Washington Murphy in Hot Springs, Arkansas in 1875.

The firm has been in continuous practice in Hot Springs since that date. The firm and its following members have continuously enjoyed a reputation of practicing the best possible law consistent with the Code of Professional Responsibility. The firm has produced three Judges, the last of which was the late Chancery/Probate Judge, James W. Chesnutt.


Vice president 1st United Methodist Church, 1976-1977, president 1977, vice Chairman, Board Of Directors 1975-1976. Chairman Ouachita Regional Counseling and Mental Health Center, 1977, president of the board directors 1970l board directors Hot Springs Childrens Home. Fellow American Bar Foundation.

Member American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association (chairman young lawyers section 1969-1970, house of deals 1973-1976, executive council 1976-1979, chairman of the executive council 1980-1981, president 1985-1986), Garland County Bar Association (president), Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Hot Springs Colorodo of C. (board directors since 1966, president 1977, Distinguished Service award 1970), U. Arkansas Alumni Association (board of directors 1978-1984, national president 1982-1983).


Married Mary Ann Evans, June 3, 1961. Children: Caroline, Elizabeth.