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About the Firm

Michael Todt

Areas 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. 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
Former 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
Former President of St. Louis Priory Fathers Club

 

 

Lauren B. Reiche

Law Biography Highlights
Lauren brings both tenacity and compassion to her practice which concentrates solely in the area of family law consisting of divorces, custody modifications, adoptions, and Guardian ad Litem work. Lauren most enjoys putting her legal analysis and courtroom skills to practice in helping her clients navigate difficult custody and related matters.

While she understands she cannot spare her clients the emotional grief they may experience, Lauren strives to put their legal concerns to rest so that they can focus on their own needs and the needs of their families. When dealing with family law cases, it is essential to have an attorney who is familiar with the law and comfortable in the courtroom. Lauren enjoys being able to provide experienced and dedicated advocacy for her clients and their families in an otherwise unfamiliar and sometimes overwhelming process.

Lauren graduated from Southeast Missouri State with a degree in Political Science and Legal Communications. Subsequently, she graduated with her Juris Doctor from William H. Bowen School of Law where she was awarded the Deans Certificate of Distinguished Public Service, the Sandra Wilson Cherry Endowment for Legal Studies, and the Deans Fellow Scholarship for Legal Studies. Lauren is a member of the Missouri Bar Association – Family Law Section, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the St. Charles County Bar Association. When she is not practicing law, Lauren can be found reading, woodworking, playing volleyball, and enjoying the outdoors with her two dogs Teddy Roosevelt and Truman.

 

 

David A. Fischer

Areas of Practice: Family Law, Divorces, Modification of Prior Family Court Judgments, Paternity Actions, Guardianship Actions, Contempt and Enforcement Actions, Evictions, Landlord-Tenant Law, Civil Litigation, Arbitration

Law Biography Highlights
David A. Fischer began practicing law in 2019 as an Associate Attorney at Brown & James, P.C., one of the Midwest’s largest insurance defense law firms. David represented large insurance companies in civil defense litigation, handling a multitude of pre-trial matters and preparing cases for trials by jury. In 2020, David joined Todt, Cody & Fuchs, LLC, where he shifted his practice area to the field of family law. David represents his clients through a myriad of family law matters, including but not limited to, divorces, modifications, paternity actions, guardianships actions and contempt actions. In addition, David serves as counsel for a regional chain of automobile dealerships in diverse areas of civil litigation and arbitration, while also representing landlords in eviction and debt-collection cases.
Prior to practicing law, David earned his law degree from Washington University School of Law. While in law school, David served as an intern in the Global Legal Services department for a Fortune 500 reinsurance company located in Chesterfield, Missouri. David also interned in the Corporate Sponsorship department for the St. Louis Blues. David completed his undergraduate education at Saint Louis University, where he was a Vice Presidential Scholar and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Sports Business. David graduated in three years, Magna Cum Laude, and was named the top-performing student in his degree program by the Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business faculty. While in college, David worked in the front office for the St. Louis Cardinals and was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Business Fraternity.
David is a native St. Louisan, graduate of Marquette High School in Chesterfield and enjoys spending time with family, friends and his dog, Boomer.

Bar Admissions
Missouri, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Law School
Washington University School of Law – 2019

College
Saint Louis University – 2016 (Magna Cum Laude)

Memberships/Professional Affiliations
Member of the Missouri Bar, the St. Charles County Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the American Bar Association and the Sports Lawyer Association