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S. Todd Hamby 

Todd is a seasoned business litigator, trying numerous cases to verdict. Todd has been recognized on the annual "The Best Lawyers in America" list in Commercial Litigation since 2016.

Todd is a seasoned business litigator, trying numerous cases to verdict. He represents clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, including real estate disputes, contract claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Todd provides business and transaction advice as general counsel to multiple companies with offices throughout the United States. He also regularly advises both companies and employees on employment-related matters. Additionally, Todd and the Carmody MacDonald HOA team currently represent over 200 homeowner and condominium associations.

Todd has received numerous accolades for his professional excellence, including recognition on The Best Lawyers in America® list in the area of Commercial Litigation each year since 2016 as well as being named in the 2020 and 2021 editions of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers. In 2020, Missouri Lawyers Weekly presented Todd the "Influential Appellate Advocate" award for persuading the Missouri Supreme Court to overturn a decades-old precedent that had made it difficult for homeowners to effectively govern their communities.

Education

Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1990

University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S., Business Administration with Finance emphasis, 1987

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • United States Eastern District of Missouri

Awards, Merits & Honors

  • Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America - Commercial Litigation (2016-2022)
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Influential Appellate Advocate (2020)
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2020-2021)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • "2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment," American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
  • Appointed Judge for the City of Arnold
  • Appointed Provisional Judge for the City of Sunset Hills

Publications & Presentations

  • Amending Subdivision and Condominium Indentures, Presenter, Smith Management Group, 2019
  • Mock Trial: Google v. Uber, Presenter, Washington University in St. Louis, 2019
  • Protecting Trade Secrets, Presenter, CLE at Carmody MacDonald, 2019
  • Mediation v. Arbitration, Presenter, Community Associations Institute, 2016
  • Always Exercise Your Client's Right to Review a Deposition Transcript, St. Louis Lawyer magazine, August 2014
  • The Missouri Supreme Court Provides (Some) Direction to Lower Courts on Stare Decisis and District Splits, Benchmark, June 2011
  • Lis Pendens: The Shield Becomes a Sword, Missouri Lawyers, August 1999
  • Asset Protection: How to Avoid Liability after Receiving an Employee Harassment Complaint
  • How Attorneys and Paralegals Can Effectively Work Together
  • Avoiding Fair Housing Discrimination Complaints

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Board Member, FortuneBank
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Communications Committee
  • Community Associations Institute
  • Board Member, Springboard to Learning
  • Missouri Bar
  • Volunteer, Legal Services of Eastern District of Missouri
  • Volunteer, Kaufman Fund (serving veterans and children)