Judge Todd served as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court from 1988 until his resignation in 1992. During his judicial appointment, he presided over a variety of areas including construction, commercial real estate, commercial contract, land use and environmental law. Before his appointment, Judge Todd was a senior partner in the litigation department of Hale and Dorr, practicing in Massachusetts State and Federal Courts, including the Tax Court. Having returned to the practice of law, he concentrates on trials involving real estate, complex business litigation, intellectual property disputes, tax and corporate securities litigation.
In addition, Judge Todd’s extensive experience in mediation and arbitration includes matters of environmental issues, complex commercial litigation, employment discrimination and harassment, patent and copyright claims and divorce issues.
Judge Todd graduated from Harvard University, and earned his JD at Boston College Law School. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1960.
A respected author and lecturer, Judge Todd has served as President of the Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association. He also holds memberships in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association. He was Sudbury’s Town Moderator and has been the recipient of numerous educational trusteeships and fellowships.