Todd I. ShugartAttorney
Thank you for visiting Scholle Law and my professional profile. I am pleased to have the opportunity to share more about my background and why I am so committed to personal injury work on behalf of the injured and wronged.
My first exposure to personal injury law was with nationally renowned law firm of Spence, Moriarity & Schuster. There I worked closely with Gerry Spence, the founder of the Trial Lawyer’s College and Bob Schuster who has mentored me throughout my legal career. I took that experience with me when I served as a Assistant United States Attorney, handling complex and voluminous white-collar cases involving fraud, cyber intrusion, trademark and copyright violations as well as large-scale drug conspiracies and violent crime.
As a personal injury lawyer, I apply this significant experience and skills I honed as a federal prosecutor, to advance our clients’ interests by identifying and tackling tough issues. My longstanding passion for seeking justice and fighting on behalf of those who have been hurt, wronged or treated unfairly is at the core of Scholle Law’s approach to client representation. It is important to me to help those who do not otherwise have a voice after they have been injured or harmed. It is gratifying to bring justice into their lives and to help them recover from accident or other harm, when an insurance carrier is trying to diminish what they have been through.
Perhaps my intense focus on fact finding, research and the law has something to do with my upbringing. As one of three kids, my parents both pursued higher education with dedication, each earning PhD's in their fields. The commitment it takes to earn this level of eduction taught me the importance of life long learning and intellectual pursuits, which I hope to instill in my four children.
I am honored and proud to have served as as an infantryman with the Army National Guard and as an attorney with the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps. As a JAG officer, I was called upon to provide timely and accurate legal advice to commanders facing important decisions impacting national security, as well as to military service members and their families facing difficult personal issues. I had the great honor to serve as lead defense counsel at the United States Air Force Academy. During that time, my defense team won two difficult and highly publicized jury trials, saving the Air Force careers of two young cadets. I continue to serve my country as a JAG officer in the National Guard, and have achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2015.
My four children, all being educated in Georgia's schools are a major focus of my time when I am not working. I hope to instill in them the values that my parents instilled in me, for service, education and caring for others. In my free time, I enjoy running, spending time in the outdoors, reading and above all, going on adventures with my children.
Please feel free to contact me at any time.Professional Experience
Assistant United States Attorney
Spence, Moriarity & SchusterBar Admissions
- Georgia Bar
- Tennessee Bar
- Colorado Bar
- Wyoming Bar
- J.D., University of Wyoming College of Law, 2001
- B.A., Baker University, 1997
Todd Shugart is a skilled trial lawyer who fights tirelessly for his clients. He has a great deal of experience trying cases throughout all phases of litigation – pre-trial motion practice, bench and jury trials and appellate practice.