Vice President & Personal Injury Lawyer
She received her undergraduate degree at Tulane University, where she was a Division I soccer player. She then went on to graduate from Washington University School of Law. Since then, she’s been defending the people of St. Louis in both state and federal courts alongside her brother, Craig, and her father, Don. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, Toni was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Missouri & Kansas Rising Star. This is an honor extended to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state.
Certainly what drew Toni to the law was her father, Don Schlapprizzi. His conviction, moral code, and talent seep from every pore of his being to serve injured people and their families decade after decade. As a little girl, her father would tell her the stories of his clients and the courtroom, and she would pray for those people every night before bed. Toni considers her father to be the greatest mentor, teacher, and man she has ever known.
While Toni loves the thrill and competition of the trial, her favorite part of being a lawyer is the moment she sees the sign of relief in her client’s eyes, when the case has been resolved, she’s done the best she can for her client, and her client can walk away with a better life and some closure. It is the moment when justice happens, that’s her favorite part.
“I have a heart for our clients; it drives me and I think that’s what gives me an edge, because I really do care so much and I want to work as hard as I possibly can for people.”
Toni is quite passionate about the nature of the jury process. The fact that the community can step forward and dictate what the laws, standards, and rules will be in the community motivates her to this day.
“Without juries, there just wouldn’t be a chance. There would be no voice.”
She enjoys learning new things. Just recently she began taking piano lessons, with the goal to play “River Flows in You” by Yiruma in the next few months – her teacher tells her it will be like teaching Shakespeare to a 2 year old, but we’ll do it! She enjoys the challenge, creativity, and beauty in learning music.
One of her favorite places in St. Louis is Anthony’s Bar, which is right across the street from the office. She also enjoys Sashas and Small Batch. Toni still watches Friends reruns whenever she can catch them and her two favorite movies are “Braveheart” and “Last of the Mohicans.”
Toni has ambitions to continue the legacy of Schlapprizzi Attorneys at Law with her father, Don, and brother, Craig. She feels blessed to be a plaintiffs’ trial lawyer, and has great esteem for the legal profession and the courageous jurors, past, present, and future, in our community.
Professional Awards & Recognition:
Best Lawyers 2013- Medical Malpractice Law, Plaintiffs
Best Lawyers 2013- Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015
Washington University School of Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice:
State courts in Missouri and Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Professional & Bar Association Memberships:
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), The Missouri Trial Attorney Committee
$ 2,850,000 settlement – Wrongful Death
$ 2,500,000 settlement – Negligent Security
$ 1,883,378 judgment – Motorcycle Crash
$ 1,100,000 settlement – Medical Malpractice
$ 775,000 settlement – Product Liability
*Past results reported on this website afford no guarantee of future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.