It can be said that Todd was born into the law. The Grandson of Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael J. Eagen, Todd was born in Philadelphia as the fifth of six children, while his father was attending Temple Law School. After his father graduated from law school, the family moved back to Scranton where Todd and his five brothers and sisters were raised.
A graduate of the Scranton Public Schools, Todd earned his high school diploma from Scranton Central High School. He was the co-captain of the cross-country team, ran track and played on the tennis team. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. During college, he served as parliamentarian, student defender and chairman of the Rules Committee for the University’s United Student Government. He also served as one of two student members of the College’s Publication Board, which was primarily comprised of College faculty.
Todd earned his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle. While attending law school, he was named to the dean’s list and served as a judicial intern for Federal Judge William J. Nealon, who was appointed by President John F. Kennedy. After graduation from law school, Judge Nealon made Todd his Senior Law Clerk. Todd was the first judicial intern Judge Nealon appointed to Law Clerk in the Judge’s forty plus years on the bench.
With the invaluable experience gained from Judge Nealon, Todd became an associate for Attorney Bob Mariani in Scranton. For seven years, Todd represented unions throughout Northeast and Central Pennsylvania including the Teamsters and the United Food and Commercial Workers. As a young attorney, Todd became highly experienced in labor law, including contract negotiations, interest and grievance arbitration, and unfair labor practice hearings. Todd has litigated cases at every level in both state and federal court. Todd had a truly phenomenal mentor in Bob Mariani, who was appointed Federal Judge in 2011.
In 2004, Todd joined the law firm of Welby, Stoltenberg, Cimballa & Cook, LLC, in the firm’s Harrisburg Office. After working in Harrisburg for a year, Todd opened the firm’s new Scranton office, where he has been serving as the managing partner since. As a partner in the firm, Todd represents 35,000 working men and women across Pennsylvania. He has fought for his clients from Erie to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh to Wilkes-Barre and all points in between. Todd has continued his family’s tradition in the law. His father, Attorney Michael J. Eagen, Jr., represented working men and women for more than forty years. His grandfather, the late Chief Justice Michael J. Eagen, served as District Attorney and Judge in Lackawanna County before becoming Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Active in his community, Todd was elected to the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Division of the Lackawanna Bar Association. He has served as Vice President of Parish Council at Saint Paul’s Church in Scranton. Todd has also participated as a Volunteer Instructor for the Middle Grades Program at Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania and has volunteered on many community related events throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Todd and his wife, Mary Gene, reside in Dunmore with their two daughters, Madison and Celia. Mary Gene was a teacher in the Philadelphia School District and Valley View School District and currently works in the Tunkhannock Area School District as the Assistant Superintendent. Madison and Celia attend school in the Dunmore School District.