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About me

I am a local boy, born and raised in Whatcom County, and I understand the complexities and inner-workings of this very interesting and diverse community.  My familiies have lived here for at least 5 generations and I am proud of my heritage and deep roots here.


My family incorporates two of Whatcom County's biggest industries; commercial fishing and farming.  I grew up around boats, cows, and in the woods, and was fortunate to have parents that supported and encouraged my interests as a kid and I credit them greatly for being the first college graduate in our extended family.


Now I have a family of my own, my wife Heather and I have 3 wonderful kids who are active in sports and the community and we are lucky enough to get a chance to be involved in their school and athletics and we feel lucky to be able to raise them in Bellingham and the Northwest.


Not only do I relate to and understand our clients, I understand our community and the morals and ideals I believe it cherishes.  As a former prosecutor I have good working relationships with the prosecutors and am able to use those relationships to paint our clients as people, not just a file or a case number.  That's our winning edge.


I have literally travelled the world, thanks to the U.S. Navy, and I am extremely lucky to live and work in the part of the world I love the most.  Come see us if you need help, we're more than willing to listen and make your troubles a part of your past while getting you to the future you want.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    5 years, 500 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    5 years, 500 cases
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 25%
    5 years, 750 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    5 years, 25 cases



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Jason Anstruther Smith

    Todd is a pleasure to have in the office across from me. Todd's knowledge and experience in all manner of DUI, traffic infraction, and personal injury matters is invaluable to me. Todd and I often bounce ideas off one another. Todd's out of the box thinking and deep knowledge of the law is a huge benefit to both me personally and the team as a whole. I wholeheartedly endorse Todd.


    Jason Smith DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Alexander Floyd Ransom

    Todd is a credit to the profession. Respectful, approachable, dependable, harworking and forthcoming. It's obvious he takes care of his clients. Todd has excellent communication skills; and a stellar reputation with judges, prosecutors and colleagues. He negotiates effectively and fights hard when necessary. I'm proud to endorse him!


    Alexander Ransom Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

1828 Franklin St
Suite D
Bellingham, WA, 98225-4621


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Whatcom County Athletic Volunteer of the YearBoy's & Girl's Club2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorWhatcom Community College2011 - Present
Managing PartnerT. M. Anderson Law Firm2011 - Present
Chief AssociateLaw Offices of Ziad I. Youssef2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Whatcom County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI and one-car collissionDUI Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLitigationJD2009
Western Washington UniversityPolitical ScienceBachelor's2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Rights ConferenceThe DUI Process2013