T. Darin Boggs


December 11, 1964  -  September 30, 2022

"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." Ralph Waldo Emerson


T. Darin Boggs was a partner at the law firm of Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs, L.L.C.  He received his Juris Doctorate in 1990 from Southern Illinois University School of Law.  He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois in 1987.  

Mr. Boggs concentrated his practice in subrogation, employment law, defense of tort actions, premises liability, creditors’ rights, collections, and bankruptcy.  He defended over 1,000 unemployment appeals hearings.  He first chaired cases in Federal Court and second chaired cases in a variety of jurisdictions.  He was a member of CLM.  He was general counsel for the Blue Goose fraternal organization in St. Louis, called the St. Louis Pond.


He was named a volunteer of the year for Head Start, due to his work with Step It Up.


Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D. 1990 

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, BA 1987

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Mr. Boggs concentrated his practice in subrogation, the defense of tort actions, premises liability defense, employment law, creditors' rights, collections and bankruptcy.  He also routinely represented employers in the defense of unemployment compensation claims in Missouri.


His professional affiliations included the American Bar Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, CLM, Northwest Chamber of Commerce, and he was the Legal Representative for the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International, St. Louis Pond.


Mr. Boggs was involved in an abundance of charity work.  First and foremost, during the pandemic, he worked at numerous food distributions in the communities hit the hardest in the St. Louis area.  He put in, on average, 6 hours per week making sandwiches and delivering them, distributing them and other food and beverages to the food distributions. 

When the pandemic was not going on, Mr. Boggs was heavily involved in the charity, Step It Up, which gives away free shoes and socks to underprivileged children in the St. Louis area.  He organized monthly shoe distributions at local Head Start facilities.  He also managed the footwear needs for the St. Louis Special School District.  He was also a passionate supporter of his alma mater, SIU, where he and his wife, Beth sponsor an annual scholarship which is awarded to the school's best ping pong player.