“How did you get the name Buzz?” I get that question a lot. No, it’s not because my parents love Buzz Aldrin, the astronaut. No, it’s not because I was obsessed with Buzz Lightyear. When I was two minutes old, my grandpa held me and called me his little Buzz. The nickname stuck in our family and grew once I started school.
I wanted to be an attorney since I was in sixth grade, and I fondly remember watching Judge Judy and Judge Alex with my grandma. I knew that I wanted to help people solve their toughest problems. I originally went to college and studied to become a sports agent (I am an ardent sports fan). As I completed my schooling, I decided law was a better avenue for helping people.
I was raised in Creve Coeur, attended De Smet Jesuit High School, and later attended Saint Louis University for my degrees in sports business/marketing and also my law degree. I am currently engaged to a lovely physical therapist. When not practicing law, I enjoy watching movies, watching sports, and drinking Moscow mules.
Journey to Family Law
I have always wanted to help people with their problems and I enjoy creating solutions. While in law school, a family member had a lackluster divorce attorney, and this first-hand experience changed my professional trajectory: I realized that I wanted to help people during their most vulnerable moments. I started my law career as a civil defense attorney representing insurance companies with automobile injuries and arson investigations. I knew I wanted to make a greater impact by helping people directly rather than through their insurance company. That path led me to family law.
Areas of Practice
Divorce, Child Custody, Spousal and Child Support
High Net Worth Divorces
Complex Asset Divorces
Saint Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctor (2019)
Saint Louis University, Bachelor of Science in Sports Business and Marketing (2016), magna cum laude
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
The President’s Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity by Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs
Conduct Detrimental: Sports Law Podcast with Dan Wallach and Dan Lust
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
Credentials & Distinctions
In addition to his formal academic training, Mr. Baumer received extensive and specialized training in Civil Litigation and Employment Law certificates from Saint Louis University. Mr. Baumer is also a Rule 17 mediator.
Publications & Presentations
- Published in USA Today Sports Annual College Coaches’ Salaries-2014