As the son of an English and creative writing professor in Evansville, Indiana, Todd grew up with a love of language and storytelling. In high school, Todd won several creative writing awards and co-wrote a musical comedy.
While at Harvard, he wrote jokes for the Harvard Lampoon, along with Conan O’Brien and many others who went on to become successful Hollywood screenwriters.
For two-plus decades, Todd has concentrated on professional achievements as a trial and appellate attorney handling complex commercial litigation. He has handled cases involving tens and hundreds of millions of dollars, and has been named repeatedly a Best Lawyer and Super Lawyer in appellate practice.
Todd has also continued to pursue creative projects. He wrote a play that was presented at the Minneapolis Fringe Festival in 2001. He has served as Board President of Storytelling Arts of Indiana.
He also plays guitar in a garage band and collects silver age Marvel comic books.
Harvard College, B.A., cum laude in general studies, 1983
University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 1986
Lewis & Kappes, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1992-present
Willcox, Pirozzolo & McCarthy, Boston, Massachusetts, 1986-1992
Best Lawyers in America, appellate, Indiana Super Lawyer, Appellate
Trial Lawyer of the Year, ITLA, co-recipient 1994
Harvard Lampoon, 1981-1983
Univ. Michigan Journal of Law Reform, 1984-86
Playwright, “Quick Chills,” Minneapolis Fringe Festival, 2001
NCTE Achievement Award in Writing, 1979