Teresa Fout began her legal career in San Diego in 2004, where she worked as an associate for a Trusts and Estates firm, administering estates, probating wills, and litigating will contests.
She was then hired by the San Diego City Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor, where she spent much of her time in jury trials prosecuting a variety of crimes ranging from shoplifting and illegal drugs to DUIs. She also worked closely with local government and elected officials on projects aimed at bettering the community by proactively reducing crime.
In 2008, she relocated to Ohio, and opened a law practice focusing on
matters related to the family: divorce, dissolution, collaborative law, mediation, probate, and adoption. Ms. Fout has adopted two children and has personally gone through the adoption process herself. She also handles court-appointed Guardian ad Litem work, and actively advocates for alternative dispute resolution options in Canton, Ohio.
Teresa has volunteered with Project K.A.R.E., Stark County Hunger Task Force, Martin Center, Pregnancy Support Center, Pathway Caring for Children, and Kids Against Hunger, through her past presidency (2015-2016) with the Junior League of Stark County, Inc., and the Chapel at North Canton. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the paralegal programs at Brown Mackie College and Miami Jacobs Career College.