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About the Firm

Michael Todt

michaeltodt02Areas of Practice: Family Law | Divorce | Modification of Prior Family Court Judgments | Contempt and Enforcement Actions and The Representation of Automobile Dealerships in Civil Litigation

Law Biography Highlights
Michael C. Todt began practicing law in 1987 as an Assistant Special Public Defender in the City and County of St. Louis. He represented indigent adult and juveniles in felony and misdemeanour criminal cases. Michael began his private practice as an associate attorney at the Todt Law Firm, LLC from 1989 to 1998. While at the Todt Law Firm Michael continued to represent criminal defendants and he began to formulate his domestic relations practice. Michael became a partner in his own firm in 1998. In 2000, he and R. Todd Ryan created Todt and Ryan. Thereafter the partners asked Joseph McCulloch to join them and Todt, Ryan & McCulloch was formed. Michael has tried to verdict numerous civil and criminal jury trials and hundreds of family law bench trials. Michael has drafted and argued appeals to the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals. He served as the president of the Young Lawyers Section of the Bar Association of St. Louis. Michael has been asked to present numerous continuing legal education seminars for practicing attorneys for the Missouri Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the National Business Institute. Michael is a former adjunct professor at St. Louis University School of Law and he formerly served as the Municipal Judge of Cottleville, Missouri.

Admission Detail
Licensed in the State of Missouri since 1987

Law School
St. Louis University School of Law

College
St. Louis University

Memberships/Professional Affiliations
Member of the Missouri Bar, The Bar Association of St. Louis and the St. Charles County Bar Association

Civic Involvement & Distinctions
Currently serving on the Board of Directors for Guardian Angel Settlement
Currently serving as President of the Parent Coordinating Council at the Academy of the Sacred Heart
Former member of the Board of Directors of Logos School
Former member of the Board of Directors – Heritage House

 

Sharon E. Cody

sharon1Areas of Practice:
Family Law Including Divorce | Modification of Prior Family Law Judgments | Contempt and Enforcement Actions and Family Law Mediation

Law Biography Highlights
Sharon E. Cody began practicing law in 2005. Prior to attending law school, she had 25-years experience in family law both as a paralegal and legal assistant. She began her career with the Todt Law Firm, LLC in 1985. Sharon moved with Michael to St. Charles in 1999 and has continued to work with the law firm of Todt, Ryan & McCulloch, LLC. After passing the bar in 2005, Sharon joined the firm as an associate for Michael C. Todt. Sharon has participated in both civil and family law cases. In addition, she has drafted briefs and appeared before the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals. She is a past President of the St. Charles County Bar Association. In addition to her family law practice, Sharon is a family law mediator and guardian ad litem in St. Charles and Lincoln County. She served as moderator of the 2008 Annual Law Update and has been a presenter at a number of seminars for the Missouri Bar Association, NBI and IPE.

Admission Detail
Licensed in the State of Missouri since 2005.

Law School
Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

College
University of Missouri – St. Louis

Members/Professional Affiliations
Member of the Missouri Bar, The Bar Association of St. Louis and St. Charles County Bar Association.

Civic Involvement
Volunteer Lawyer for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Volunteer with Friends of Our Little Haven

 

Lauren R. Baruzzini

Law Biography Highlights
Lauren R. Baruzzini began practicing law in 2014. Prior to attending law school, she recognized her desire to work with families suffering from traumatic situations while obtaining post-degree certificates in Social Work and Trauma Studies at the University of Missouri – St. Louis and volunteering at The Crisis Nursery. In 2009, she joined the law firm of Todt, Ryan & McCulloch, LLC, as a member of the office staff before attending law school at Southern Illinois University School of Law. While in law school, Lauren gained extensive experience working with victims of child abuse and neglect at the SIU School of Law Juvenile Justice Clinic and contributed to the community as a volunteer for the Big Brother/Big Sister program and an elementary school tutor. Lauren returned to the firm after obtaining her law degree, and became an associate for Michael C. Todt in 2014.

Civic Involvement
Volunteer Lawyer for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri