Todd R. Nissenholtz

Todd R. Nissenholtz


Todd Nissenholtz, a Cofman Townsley litigation partner, focuses his law practice on personal injury, including matters related to wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.

Todd attended the University of Texas at Austin for his undergraduate studies, where he graduated with honors in 1999. He then earned his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 2003, where he served as research editor for the Emory International Law Review and clerked for Justice P. Harris Hines of the Georgia Supreme Court.

Todd’s legal practice concentrates on complicated products liability and personal injury claims involving significant bodily injury, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and serious burns and electrical injuries. These injuries have resulted from automobile accidents, trucking or commercial accidents, explosions, and workplace injuries.

Todd has proven himself to be a forceful litigator in these areas, with two of his cases named among the top results for 2010 in Missouri Lawyers Weekly. He was also awarded the top verdict in 2013 and named an Up and Coming Lawyer by Missouri’s Lawyers Weekly. Todd has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the area of personal injury and selected as a barrister of the Inns of Court.

Todd is widely recognized as one of the most successful trial attorneys in St. Louis. Over just the past several years Todd has obtained numerous victories at trial for his clients, including verdicts in St. Charles County of $450,000 (Defendants offered $10,000 prior to trial); a verdict in Jefferson County of $625,000 (Defendants offered $250,000 prior to trial), a verdict in St. Louis City of $1,878,000 (Defendants offered $10,000 prior to trial); a verdict in Jefferson County of $1,705,000 (Defendants offered $100,000 prior to trial); a verdict in St. Louis County of $750,000 (Defendants offered $150,000 prior to trial) a verdict in the United States Eastern District of Missouri of $750,000 (Defendants offered $25,000 prior to trial) and an arbitration award of $875,000 (Defendants offered $100,000 prior to arbitration). In addition to these trial and arbitration verdicts, Todd has settled hundreds of matters for millions of dollars during the same timeframe.

Todd has also argued matters in front of the United States Eastern District Court of Appeals, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Missouri Supreme Court.

Todd grew up in St. Louis County in a household that included a father who was a lawyer and a mother who was a teacher. In fact, Todd’s father, David Nissenholtz, has been a partner with Cofman Townsley for 50 years. Todd raises his two sons in their St. Louis County home that they share with their dog, Sadie.

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