Biography

Gary Todd is a Founding Partner at Todd & Weld LLP where he is recognized locally and nationally as a preeminent family law practitioner specializing in Domestic Relations and Probate litigation. He has successfully negotiated, mediated and tried family law issues ranging from divorce, custody and parental rights to complex support, property division, removal, modification, and contempt actions, both at the trial court and appellate levels. Mr. Todd has drafted and negotiated numerous prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

In addition to Mr. Todd's litigation work, he has been appointed by the Massachusetts Trial Courts to serve as Special Master, Discovery Master, Guardian, Conservator, and Attorney for Children.

Mr. Todd has been honored in the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession: The Best Lawyers in America, in the areas of Family Law and Litigation--Trusts and Estates. Mr. Todd was named the Best Lawyers'  "2015 Boston Litigation--Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year."  Only one lawyer in each practice area, in each community, is honored as a Lawyer of the Year.  Mr. Todd has also been recognized by Boston Magazine as a "Massachusetts Super Lawyer" in Family Law and recognized as one of the “Top Attorneys in New England.” Mr. Todd has been awarded the “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbeell which is awarded to an attorney with the highest possible peer rating.

Mr. Todd served on: the Family Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association; Family Law Council and the Steering Committee of Boston Bar Association Family Law Council (co-chairman); the Massachusetts Association of Trial Lawyers; Board of Directors of Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem, Inc., Board of Directors of Association of Family, Court and Community Professionals; Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Todd has been involved with Senior Partners for Justice; Advisory Committee to the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education; Fellow of the Boston Bar Foundation and a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association; Boston Bar Association; Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys; and Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Todd volunteers as Trial Advisor for the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Program, as well as Judge for the New England Law Trial Competition.

Mr. Todd is a frequent lecturer on domestic relations law for the Massachusetts Bar Association; Boston Bar Association; the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education; Suffolk University School of Law; and Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy program. Mr. Todd has appeared as a Special Legal Analyst in Divorce on the Fox National News Channel, Channel 56 News; WBZ Channel 4 News; WBZ radio; and as an expert in domestic relations for the Boston Globe. Mr. Todd has authored articles on Divorce and Family Law in several legal publications, and has been a panelist for numerous Massachusetts and Boston Bar Association continuing legal education seminars.



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  • Background
    • Todd & Weld LLP, 1991 to present
    • James D. Casey, Boston, Massachusetts, Law Clerk, 1990-1991
    • Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, Boston, Massachusetts, Intern, 1988-1990
  • Professional Activities
    • Member, MBA Family Law Section Subcommittee on Anti-Harassment Law, 2011
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers American Bar Association
    • American Trial Lawyers Association
    • Boston Bar Association: Family Law Section
    • Massachusetts Bar Association: Family Law Section
    • Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association
    • Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem
    • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Advisory Board
    • Association of Family, Court and Community Professionals
    • Court-Appointed Special Discovery Master, Guardian and Conservator
    • Trial Adviser - Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Program
    • Judge - Massachusetts Bar Association Mock Trial Program
  • Publications / Lectures
    • Panelist, Child Custody and International Law, NESL
    • Panelist, Trial Practice, MBA
    • Panelist, Protecting the Child in Removal Cases, MBA
    • Panelist, Reconciling International Custody Issues, BBA
    • Panelist, The Hague Convention, BBA
    • Panelist, Domestic Relations Orders, BBA
    • Panelist, Bankruptcy Law & Domestic Relations, BBA
    • Panelist, Family Law Appeals, BBA
    • Panelist, Criminal Issues in District & Probate Court, BBA
    • Panelist, Alimony Summit, MCLE
    • Panelist, Expert Depositions, MAGL Annual Conference
    • Panelist, Family Law Case Updates, MCLE
    • Panelist, Contempt Trends and Beyond, MBA
    • Panelist, International Child Custody, BBA
    • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Advisory Board
  • Awards / Achievements
    • Named one of "2016 Best Lawyers in America" in Family Law; Litigation -- Trusts & Estates, August 2015
    • Named in The Boston Globe and Wall Street Journal as a "2015 New England Best Lawyer" for Family Law and Trusts & Estates and "New England Lawyer of the Year" for Trusts & Estates, May 2015
    • Named a "2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyer" in New England Super Lawyers in Boston Magazine, November, 2014
    • Named Best Lawyers' "2015 Boston Litigation --Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year" August 2014
    • Named one of "2015 Best Lawyers in America" -- Family Law; Litigation -Trusts and Estates, August 2014
    • Named a "2014 New England Best Lawyer" in The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal, April 2014
    • Named one of "Boston's Top Rated Lawyers" by Legal Leaders™ based upon AV Preeminent Rating® by Martindale-Hubbell®, February 2014
    • Named for inclusion in the 2012 to present editons of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Family Law.
    • Named a "New England Super Lawyer" in Family Law in 2007 to present editions of New England Super Lawyers magazine in Boston Magazine
    • Named a "Massachusetts Super Lawyer" in Family Law in 2007 to present editions of Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine in Boston Magazine
    • Martindale Hubbell highest listing of pre-eminent - AV Rating.
  • Civic & Charitable Involvement
    • Fellow, Boston Bar Foundation
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