J. Owen Todd's legal career began in 1960 when he was appointed a law clerk to a Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. In the following year, he joined the Boston law firm of Hale and Dorr 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. In 1988 Attorney Todd left Hale and Dorr to become Justice Todd of the Massachusetts Superior Court. In 1992 he resigned from the Superior Court to become one of the founding partners of Todd & Weld.
During his legal career, Owen Todd 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 thirty-six 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.
While consistently named in the Best Lawyers in America and Chambers, USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Owen 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.