Biography

Biography

Todd is a trial lawyer handling oil and gas and commercial and business disputes, substantial personal injury matters, and appeals in state and federal courts.

Todd received his undergraduate and law degrees at Louisiana State University Law Center, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review and the Order of the Coif, an honorary society of the top ten percent of each graduating class. After graduating, he was law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Todd was admitted to the Louisiana bar in 1995 and to the State Bar of Texas in 2001. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western District, Eastern District and Middle District of Louisiana, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Louisiana state courts, and Texas state courts. Todd has practiced law since August of 1996, including a time as General Counsel for Tango Transport, Inc., a large trucking company.

Representative Experience

Representative Experience
  • Substantial jury trial experience, including jury trials in the United States district courts in Louisiana, Texas, and Tennessee, in numerous Louisiana state courts, and in Arkansas
  • Has successfully prosecuted and argued appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the Louisiana appellate courts
  • Extensive federal court litigation in diverse areas
  • Substantial litigation of oil and gas and commercial and business disputes
  • Litigation of substantial personal injury cases
  • Litigation of oil and gas matters such as cases involving the continued existence of mineral servitudes, the existence of mineral leases, and disputes over ownership of lease bonuses
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Immigration Law

Education

Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center J.D., 1995, Order of the Coif, Louisiana Law Review
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; B.S. Finance 1991

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition
  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center Hall of Fame
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2010 through 2013
  • Listed in Super Lawyers
  • Listed in SB Magazine as one of Shreveport-Bossier’s best lawyers

Activities and Affiliations

Activities and Affiliations
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (1996 – present); Board of Directors (2007-2008)
  • Shreveport Bar Association
Industries/Practices
  • Energy, Oil and Gas and Natural Resources Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Federal Court Litigation
  • Trial Practice
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1995
  • Texas, 2001

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