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David Todd always has rooted for the underdog. He went to law school to help the little guy get a fair shake against the big and the powerful. David has been a trial lawyer since 1989. He began his legal career practicing criminal defense and successfully trying many criminal jury trials. This experience taught him how to present a compelling case to a judge and jury under the difficult circumstance of defending someone accused of a crime. Since changing his focus to representing Texans in family law, eminent domain and personal injury cases, his trial experience and willingness to take cases to court have been key to obtaining excellent results for hundreds of families, either in settlement or at trial. He is still helping the underdog by helping families resolve their issues in divorce and custody disputes, helping injury victims take on powerful insurance companies, and helping landowners defend their rights against the government and utility companies.
David Todd has been recognized for his continued pursuit of excellence as an attorney as well as for the tremendous results he achieves for his clients.
David is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This prestigious group includes the top trial lawyers in America and is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of lawyers in the United States are members of this exclusive society.
David is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Board certification indicates extensive experience with and knowledge of a particular legal specialty. Attorneys must meet strict practical experience requirements and apply for permission to take the certification exam. If approved as qualified, the attorney must take and pass a full day exam to become board certified. Less than 10% of Texas attorneys are board certified in any area of law, and less than 1% of Texas attorneys are board certified in family law. Board certified attorneys are the only lawyers allowed by the State Bar of Texas to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of law.
David has been chosen as a family law Texas Super Lawyer for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 by Super Lawyer Magazine, an honor given to less than 5% of the attorneys in Texas. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The only way to become a Texas Super Lawyer is by vote of fellow Texas attorneys. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
David has received the highest possible rating (superb) from Avvo.com., the premiere website for attorney ratings from clients and other attorneys.
State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Capitol Area Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Family Law
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Texas Super Lawyer
Superb Rating - Avvo.com