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Gary O Todd

Divorce and separation Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   9 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Mr. Todd is a Partner at Todd & Weld LLP where he specializes in Domestic Relations and Probate litigation. He has negotiated, mediated and tried hundreds of cases in the Courts of the Commonwealth on issues ranging from custody and parental rights to complex support and property division issues.Mr. Todd has been appointed by the Massachusetts Trial Courts to serve as Special Master; Discovery Master; Guardian; Conservator; and Attorney for Children

    31 years

  2. Child support
    20%

  3. Alimony
    10%

  4. Child custody
    10%

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%

  6. Probate
    10%

CREATIVE. DILIGENT. COMPASSIONATE. ATTORNEY GARY O. TODD CAN ASSIST YOU IN ALL ASPECTS OF DIVORCE.

Gary Todd is a Founding Partner at Todd & Weld LLP where he 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 family law issues ranging from divorce, custody and parental rights to complex support, property division, removal, modification, and contempt actions, both at the trial court and appellate levels. Mr. Todd has drafted and negotiated numerous prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Mr. Todd has been honored in "Best Lawyers in America"; "Massachusetts Super Lawyer"; "Top Attorneys in New England” in the area of Divorce, Mr. Todd has been awarded the “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbeell which is awarded to an attorney with the highest possible peer rating.

Mr. Todd served on: the Family Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association; Family Law Council and the Steering Committee of Boston Bar Association Family Law Council (co-chairman); the Massachusetts Association of Trial Lawyers; Board of Directors of Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem, Inc., Board of Directors of Association of Family, Court and Community Professionals; Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Mr. Todd has lectured 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 the Fox National News Channel, 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 for numerous Massachusetts and Boston Bar Association continuing legal education seminars.

Awards

Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014
Licensed for 31 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/26/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Todd & Weld, LLP

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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
Gary received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2014
Posted by Gabriela | June 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney !!!
Very professional, expert in his field, and such a wonderful person. I felt extremly lucky to have Gary representing me. Highly respected attorney that has profound knogledge and experience. He guided me and was there for me in every step of my divorce. Highly recommended
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2014
Excellent Advocate
Compassionate. Easy to talk to. Direct. Extremely well informed and connected. This is not the guy lawyer jokes are written about. This is an honest, calm, reasonable person who advocates tirelessly for the truth. A valuable member of our MA legal system.
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2014
Excellent attorney!
I would highly recommend Attorney Gary Todd! He is very knowledgable in his field and, in my case, produced excellent results. I think I most appreciated the fact that he is very easy to talk to and is an excellent listener -- totally without judgment. Gary made a very difficult time much easier, and I am very thankful for that. I recommend him 100%.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2014
Amazing, start to finish....
Attorney Gary Todd is an exceptional advocate, skilled litigator and incredibly compassionate individual who represents your best interests inside and out of the court room. During this incredibly difficult time in my life, Attorney Todd helped me understand the process while assuring me that it would be handled in the best possible manner. I was under an incredible amount of stress trying to keep my family, my job and everything else in order but knowing that Attorney Todd had my best interest represented and everything under control, I was able to successfully manage it all during this time of personal crisis. Thank you, Gary!
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2014
Very professional, experienced and successful
Gary handled my divorce several years ago but i have had to return to court because of issues with my ex-husband. I have retained Gary's services for each court visit and we have come out of the courtroom victorious each time. Gary has kept me informed and made me feel comfortable and confident about each court appearance. I would highly recommend Gary and Todd & Weld.
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Posted by Elizabeth | April 3, 2014
Excellent legal representation
Gary Todd offered amazing legal representation during my case. He was very responsive and trustworthy and explained everything in a language I could understand. I was kept informed during the entire proceeding and felt protected and safe through the entire case. He is extremely knowledgeable and thinks outside the box and on his feet. I would recommend Gary to anyone who is looking for a lawyer!!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2013
strong advocate - very grateful
During this most difficult time, Gary was incredibly understanding, trustworthy, responsive and knowledgeable. He was a strong advocate and worked tirelessly to get me the best result. Both in court and during negotiations, Gary kept me informed, listened to me and advanced my cause. I am very grateful.
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2013
Dedicated, strong advocate and highly recommend
My divorce was difficult emotionally but Attorney Todd was successful in obtaining an excellent result for me financially and was always available to provide advice and guidance and was most responsive. I appreciate his dedication and loyalty.
Posted by Jim | March 28, 2011
Review of Gary Todd
I would like to recommend Gary Todd to anyone who is going to be going through a divorce. Gary has been representing me for over a year and a half. He is extremley knowledgeable in the field of divorce law and is able to attain experts that are leaders in their field to help you with your case. In additon Gary has an outstanding staff of lawyers that are able to facilitate various parts of your case and help to reduce your costs. I really appreciate Gary's attention to detail and the personal care and concern that he has given my case. I would highly recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Todd & Weld, LLP
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD
  • 1991
  • Boston University
  • B.S.
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • ENO v LMM
  • Crabtree Trust

Associations

  • Family Law Section Council of the MBA
  • Board Member
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  • Family Law Council and the Steering Committee of Boston Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad litem
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Family, Court and Community
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Senior Partners for Justice
  • N/A
  • MA Bar Association Lawyers Transition Committee
  • N/A
  • Boston Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Boston Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • N/A
  • Divorce Center
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Chapter, American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2010
  • AV Highest listing of pre-eminent rating
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 2010
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Massachusetts Bar Continuing Legal Education
  • Hague Convention
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • MCLE
  • Protecting the Best Interest of the Child
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • The Family Law Appeals Process
  • N/A
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Reconciling International Custody Issues
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent reputation with members of the bar whose opinion is valued. Would be a very good choice for divorce or similar complex sensitive litigation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is a top notch divorce attorney. I believe one of the very best in the city. Your case is in good hands with him. And if you are opposing counsel, he is tenacious and sharp. You will not get anything by him. Highest regard."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary Todd and I have a number of mutual clients. These clients have always spoken highly of Gary, and I have found his work to be of the highest quality. I wholeheartedly recommend Gary Todd to those who are looking for a family lawyer."
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Boston Divorce and separation Lawyer Gary O Todd
Gary O Todd
Divorce and separation Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 31 years