Todd C. Werts

Todd Werts’ practice primarily involves representing individuals, and groups of individuals, in claims filed in state and federal courts. He currently focuses on wage & hour, consumer, and employment cases, including class and collective actions. Todd has successfully represented thousands of workers from around the country to recover unpaid wages and overtime pay. Additionally, he represents consumers who have been subjected to unfair debt collection practices or have been injured by unsafe products. Below is a short sampling of some of Todd’s cases:

Blume v. International Services (E.D. Mo.) Todd was lead counsel on an FLSA collective action filed on behalf of small business consultants who were not paid overtime. The case settled on behalf of a nationwide class.

Adams v. Hy-Vee (W.D. Mo.) Todd was co-lead counsel on a nationwide collective action for grocery store assistant managers in a mass action challenging their classification as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. The case was settled on a class basis.

Stephenson v. Information Providers (D. Minn.) Todd was co-lead counsel on a nationwide collective action on behalf of insurance premium auditors who were denied overtime. The case settled after Todd was able to obtain a favorable ruling on plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment.

McClean v. CenturyTel (E.D. La.). Todd was co-lead counsel on a nationwide FLSA collective action on behalf of approximately 2,800 call center workers. The case was settled on a class basis.

Oddson v. Swift (D. Colo.). Todd was co-lead counsel on a nationwide wage and hour collective action filed on behalf of livestock buyers who were not paid overtime. The case settled on a class basis.

Todd is a frequent speaker on litigation and employment law issues as well as legal technology matters. He is an active member of the Missouri Bar and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys where he serves on the Board of Governors and as a member of the amicus committee. When not working, Todd Werts and his wife, Michelle Werts, breed and raise Arabian horses.

Publications & Speaking Engagements
In the Media
Admitted to Practice
Education
Professional Associations
Community Involvement

Technology in the Courtroom, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Annual Convention (2018)

From the Flintstones to the Jetsons: Moving to Video Conference Depositions, Missouri Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference (2018)

Griffits v. Old Republic Ins. Co., et al., No. SC96740, Brief of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys as Amicus Curiae Supporting Appellant, Supreme Court of Missouri

Coventry Health Care of Missouri, Inc. v. Jodie Nevils, No. 16-149, Brief of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys as Amicus Curiae Supporting Respondent, U.S. Supreme Court

The Paperless Law Office, Presentation to the Springfield [MO] Metropolitan Bar Association (2017)

Forms for Function: Letters and Questionnaires You Need, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Annual
Convention (2014)

A Solo’s Guide to Preparing Your Client for Deposition, Missouri Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference (2014)

Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc., No. SC93132, Brief of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys as Amicus Curiae Supporting Appellant, Supreme Court of Missouri (resulting in the court overruling prior cases requiring an exclusive causation standard for workers’ compensation retaliation cases)

Attorney Fees in Wage and Hour Cases: Fee Applications in Federal Wage and Hour Cases after Perdue
AAJ Summer Convention – Publication Only (2013)

What Every Solo and Small Firm Lawyer Should Know About Employment Law in Current Times
Missouri Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference (2012)

Volkswagen Group of Am., Inc. v. Berry, et al., No. SC92770, Brief of Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondents, Supreme Court of Missouri

Workers’ Compensation – Compare and Contrast with Personal Injury Cases (Medical Claims and Liens)
Missouri Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference (2011)

Healthcare Provider Applications for Direct Payment, Missouri Bar Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute (2010)

Compensation Issues Under FLSA/Wage and Hour Laws, Sterling CLE Institute (2009)

ADA Update, Sterling CLE Institute (2009)

Law Practice Management Guest Speaker, University of Missouri School of Law

Employment Termination in Missouri, Missouri Bar CLE, Nuts and Bolts of Missouri Practice

Contract Interpretation, Missouri Bar CLE Deskbook: Contracts

$1.5 million dollar drunk driving case gets hearing in Missouri Supreme Court, Missourinet, Interview with Jason Taylor (Mar. 20, 2018)

Sales Contracts, Missouri Bar SoundByte

New [Missouri Commission on Human Rights] Online Complaint Form, KOMU

New Clinic Aims to Aid Workers with Injuries, Columbia Daily Tribune

Admitted to Practice

Missouri State Courts

Kansas State Courts

U.S. District Court – Western District of Missouri

U.S. District Court – District of Kansas

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Missouri

U.S. District Court – District of Colorado

U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court — Eastern District of Arkansas

U.S. District Court —Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court — Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court — District of North Dakota

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

U.S. Tax Court

Admitted to Practice Pro Hac Vice

U.S. District Court – Southern District of California

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court – Western District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota

U.S. District Court – Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court — Northern District of Oklahoma

U.S. District Court — Northern District of California

U.S. District Court — District of New Hampshire

U.S. District Court — District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court — District of Connecticut

U.S. District Court — Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court — Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court — Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court — District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court — District of Maryland

U.S. District Court — Southern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court — Southern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court — Western District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court — Western District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court — Middle District of North Carolina

U.S. District Court — District of South Carolina

U.S. District Court — Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court — Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court — Northern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court — Southern District of Mississippi

U.S. District Court — Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court — District of New Mexico

U.S. District Court — District of Arizona

University of Missouri, J.D.
Missouri Environmental Law & Policy Review
Order of Barristers

University of Missouri, B.S., Mathematics

Missouri Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service Committee
Federal Practice Subcommittee

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Board of Governors, 2013 to present
Amicus Committee, 2012 to present

American Association for Justice

Boone County Bar Association

 

Chipping in for Charity Golf Tournament
Planning Committee, 2007 to present

Acacia Lodge No. 602, A.F. & A.M

Arabian Horse Association, Member
Region 11, volunteer counsel