Brian James Todd’s Reviews

Brian James Todd

Average Rating

Based on 6 reviews

Help make it easier for other Avvo users to choose the right lawyer by sharing your experience with this attorney. It's fast, simple, and safe.

Review this lawyer

Lawyers: Use the Peer Endorsements section to provide input about other attorneys.


  1. Another opportunity to live life...

    Posted by Alfred, a Criminal Defense client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Brian Todd.
    • I hired Brian 1-3 years ago.
    • Brian handled my Criminal Defense matter.

    I was facing a sentence, if convicted, that was the equivalent of a life sentence. Brian was my attorney. From the beginning, he was thorough in his investigation, his research, and his communication with me. He explored every option for my case and developed a practical strategy for my defense. I went to trial facing a maximum sentence of 756 months. Brian made all the right moves, he did an excellent job with opening and closing arguments, as well as, direct and cross examinations. We won! I was acquitted and now have another opportunity to live life in the land of the free.

  2. surprisingly engaged in my case!

    Posted by Shawn, a Criminal Defense client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Brian Todd.
    • Brian handled my Criminal Defense matter.

    Mr. Todd surprised me with his involvement with my case. I have had attorneys before, but none put forth the effort that Brian Todd and his staff did. If I had a question, it was answered truthfully. Brian Todd has a profound understanding of the judicial system. I don't say this lightly, but I was impressed and satisfied with the outcome. If I EVER need legal help again, you gotta know who I am calling..

  3. A Lawyer that works for you!

    Posted by James,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Brian Todd.

    Must say if your looking for an attorney that will work for you Brian Todd is an excellent choice. He help me out with an case I thought I had no chance with. Brian,did what he said he would do, he also kept in touch with me through out the process of this case. The case was then dismissed. He just an all around good lawyer and I whould choose him again if need be.

  4. criminal defense

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Brian Todd.
    • I hired Brian 1-3 years ago.
    • Brian handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Im impressed with Mr Todd's team timely response to sensitive and valuable prosses,all the way from keeping me up to speed on whats the latest to working with me financially during these hard times,by far the best choice of many previous lawyers who Where just going through the motions. From a happy client that will always use the sevices of Mr Todd.

  5. Highly Disappointed

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Fair
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Brian Todd.
    • I hired Brian 1-3 years ago.
    • Brian handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I hired Mr. Brian J Todd at the end of Oct 2011 to do my legal separation only to be extremely disappointed and lost all complete faith in him. It was a matter of urgency that my motions for temporary orders be dealt as soon as possible, not only was there a delay not once, not twice, but three times which were all in Brian's error.There was a lack of communication, lack of filing court documents in a timely fashion, and a lack of securing court motions in a reasonable fashion. Because of all these numerous errors, and Brian not doing his job, I had to let him go and find a different Lawyer in Dec 2011. Not only did Brian take my full retainer but is charging me in addition. I would not recommend Brian to handle your divorce/legal separation as this area does not seem to be his area of expertise.

    1. Brian James Todd

      Brian James Todd

      Lawyer Comment:

      This client came to my office with a short time-frame in mind to fill out paperwork and file for a divorce. This client also wanted an immediate motion to get a temporary order in place for child support and maintenance. All of this was taken care of within a few days. This client had their divorce filed within two days and had a motion hearing on a temporary order within a couple of weeks - the time frame which is required by the court rules.

      It takes time to put together the initial paperwork for filing a divorce especially when children are involved. It also takes time to be properly prepared to aggressively represent a client when going into a motion hearing where there is a request for temporary child support and temporary spousal support. It also takes time to put together all of the necessary and required paperwork for a temporary hearing.

      Unfortunately, this client's demands and expectations of what they thought they would be getting as far as representation and as far as a court order were FAR above what ANY attorney would be able to get. For example, this client was requesting an amount of spousal support that was not even allowed for by statute. Several members of our office staff visited with her and responded to her inquiries and tried to explain to her what to expect.

      In the end, as you can see, nothing met this client's expectations at all. This client indicates that they have since gotten new counsel; however, after reviewing the court file, no new attorney has appeared for them. Additionally, after this client discharged our office, the court has since sent out notice that they are not in compliance with the case schedule.

      Our office prides itself on helping the best that we can within the powers and resources of all of the staff members here. We always listen to clients and do our best to be responsive to their questions and concerns. However, sometimes there is just nothing that can be said or done to make a client happy. Unfortunately that was the case with this client.

      I wish this client the best as I do with all of the clients that my office and my office staff get to work with. I certainly hope that this client found someone that can help them understand and navigate through the treacherous path that is domestic and divorce law in the State of Washington.

      Posted about 2 years ago. Flag

  6. Great overall person

    Posted by Michael, a Criminal Defense client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Brian Todd.
    • I hired Brian more than 3 years ago.
    • Brian handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Mr. Todd helped me and my family. Came to our house to sit down with my family and I and gave us my best options. He did not dance around the facts with me, and I respect that in him. I recommend Mr. Todd to anyone with criminal charges.

206-778-0750