Biography

Gary Todd, a Founding Partner at Todd & Weld LLP, 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 numerous family law issues at the trial court and appellate levels, including divorce, custody, parental rights, complex support matters, property division, removal, modification, and contempt actions. Mr. Todd has broad experience drafting and negotiating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

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

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Bar Leader

Best Lawyers in America, a longstanding and well-respected peer review publication in the legal profession, has honored Mr. Todd in the areas of Family Law, and Litigation – Trusts and Estates. Best Lawyers named Mr. Todd "2015 Boston Litigation – Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year." Best Lawyers each year honors only one lawyer in each community for each practice area as a "Lawyer of the Year." Boston Magazine has recognized Mr. Todd as a "Massachusetts Super Lawyer" in Family Law, and The Boston Globe and Wall Street Journal have recognized him as one of the “Top Attorneys in New England” for Family Law and Trusts and Estates. Mr. Todd is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the directory's highest possible peer rating.

Mr. Todd is a recognized leader in the legal profession having served in a variety of bar association roles, including:

  • Family Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association
     
  • Co-chairman of the Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association's Family Law Council
     
  • Board of Directors of Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem, Inc.
     
  • Board of Directors of Association of Family Court and Community Professionals
     
  • Advisory Committee to Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
     
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
     
  • Fellow of the Boston Bar Foundation

Mr. Todd volunteers as Trial Advisor for the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Program, as well as a judge for the New England Law Trial Competition.

Thought Leader

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 Fox News, 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 at numerous continuing legal education seminars for the Massachusetts Bar Association and Boston Bar Association.
 

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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, Massachusetts Bar Association 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
    • Founding Member, Massachusetts Chapter, American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators
    • 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, New England School of Law
    • Panelist, Trial Practice, Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Panelist, Protecting the Child in Removal Cases, Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Panelist, Reconciling International Custody Issues, Boston Bar Association
    • Panelist, The Hague Convention, Boston Bar Association
    • Panelist, Domestic Relations Orders, Boston Bar Association
    • Panelist, Bankruptcy Law & Domestic Relations, Boston Bar Association
    • Panelist, Family Law Appeals, Boston Bar Association
    • Panelist, Criminal Issues in District & Probate Court, Boston Bar Association
    • Panelist, Alimony Summit, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
    • Panelist, Expert Depositions, MAGL Annual Conference
    • Panelist, Family Law Case Updates, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
    • Panelist, Contempt Trends and Beyond, Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Panelist, International Child Custody, Boston Bar Association
  • Awards / Achievements
    • Named to "2017 Best Lawyers in America" in Family Law, and Litigation -- Trusts and Estates, August 2016
    • Named one of "2016 Best Lawyers in America" in Family Law; Litigation -- Trusts & Estates, August 2015
    • Named to 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers
    • 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 to The Best Lawyers in America in Family Law (2012-2016)
    • Named a "New England Super Lawyer" in Family Law in Boston Magazine
    • Named a "Massachusetts Super Lawyer" in Family Law in Boston Magazine (2007-2015)
    • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Civic & Charitable Involvement
    • Fellow, Boston Bar Foundation
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