During his distinguished legal career, J. Owen Todd, a Founding Partner of the firm, has handled virtually every kind of case from murder to mass tort litigation and from bankruptcy litigation to “bet-the-company” commercial cases in every type of court throughout 36 states. Mr. Todd has appeared as counsel for Cardinal Bernard Law, the Massachusetts Trial Court, numerous attorneys, judges and law firms, F. Lee Bailey, professional athletes, Staples, Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, and many major companies in the New England area.
He currently concentrates his practice on providing ADR services, including presiding over arbitrations and mediations.
Mr. Todd began his legal career began in 1960 when he was appointed a law clerk to a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice. In the following year, he joined the Boston law firm of Hale and Dorr (now Wilmer Hale) and in time became a Partner, a Senior Partner, Co-Chairman of the Litigation Department, and the Chairman of the Executive Committee of that firm.
Mr. Todd left private practice in 1988 to become a Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court. In 1992 he resigned from the bench to become one of the founding partners of Todd & Weld.
While consistently named in the Best Lawyers in America and other leading legal directories, Mr. Todd is most proud of the recognition of his peers reflected by his fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers and his presidency of the Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association.