D’Arcy L.R. Rapp
D’Arcy L.R. Rapp has been an attorney for over a decade fighting for compensation for people injured by the [in]action of corporations. Ms. Rapp has been involved in all phases of litigation, from the first meeting with the client through post-trial motions, and everything in between. Ms. Rapp has represented clients from more than twenty states and the District of Columbia and has litigated cases in more than eleven states, from Massachusetts to Washington. Ms. Rapp has recovered well over $50 million on behalf of her clients.
Prior to joining Shrader & Associates, Ms. Rapp’s practice was dedicated solely to representing people with mesothelioma. She spent time in her clients’ living rooms and kitchen tables, learning about their lives, cases, and goals. She spent time in conference rooms conducting and defending depositions of fact witnesses, experts, and corporate representatives. She spent time in courtrooms, arguing motions, and trying cases. Regardless of where she is, Ms. Rapp’s passion for zealously representing her clients is always there. The depth and breadth of Ms. Rapp’s experience allow her to anticipate difficulties and develop successful strategies.
Ms. Rapp graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with distinction, where, in addition to receiving her degree, she also developed her love for all things Iowa Hawkeyes. During law school, Ms. Rapp received the Michelle R. Bennett Client Representation Award in recognition of her outstanding service in the College’s clinical law program and the Willard L. Boyd Public Service Distinction in recognition of her commitment to service through active volunteer service in the community.
After law school, Ms. Rapp served as a judicial law clerk for two years for the Honorable Kenneth M. Romines on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. As a clerk, Ms. Rapp had the opportunity to hone her legal research and writing skills.
In addition to work, Ms. Rapp enjoys spending time with her family and on her farm in north-central Missouri.
Drake University, summa cum laude, BA English Literature
University of Iowa College of Law, with distinction
Recognition of Non-Biological, Non-Adoptive Parents in Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, and Utah: A De Facto Parent Doctrine to Protect the Best Interests of the Child, 13 J. Gender Race & Just. 441 (2010).
Asbestos, in Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law Series: Chemical Risk Governance. (Adam D.K. Abelkop ed., publication forthcoming).