Sandberg Phoenix is saddened to announce the loss of Chuck Todt, who passed away after a long battle with illness. He will be remembered fondly by his colleagues at Sandberg Phoenix and by his many family law clients for his generosity and humor.
“When Chuck joined the firm, I was thrilled because we landed a very skilled attorney and a wonderful person,” said Sandberg Phoenix Managing Partner John Sandberg. “Our sincerest sympathies are with his family and friends and we will always remember the joy that Chuck brought to his clients and coworkers.”
Chuck’s illustrious career spans more than 50 years, and he spent 40 of those years practicing family law. Chuck earned a well-deserved reputation for his trial experience and for obtaining favorable outcomes for high-asset clients. Coming to Sandberg Phoenix in 2012, Chuck previously operated his own practice in Clayton, Missouri, since the late 1960s.
After serving in the Naval Reserves while attending law school at Saint Louis University, and then a brief service in the Army, Chuck worked as a personal injury trial attorney and practiced corporate law for a number of St. Louis area radio and television stations.
Living life to its fullest, Chuck enjoyed hunting deer and pheasant, playing golf and cooking with his wife. He also spent time restoring a number of classic Mustang cars and an old Willys Army Jeep. Chuck was perhaps the only lawyer in St. Louis to take the wheel of the Bigfoot the monster truck to jump a line of parked cars.
Chuck is survived by his wife, four children and ten grandkids, he will be sincerely missed by all who had the good fortune to know or work with him throughout his long career.