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David William Todd

Real estate Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1989
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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  1. Real estate
    Eminent Domain Condemnation: Protecting Texas Landowners

David Todd always has rooted for the underdog. He went to law school to help the little guy get a fair shake against the big and the powerful. David has been a trial lawyer since 1989. He began his legal career successfully settling or taking to trial many criminal, family law and personal injury cases. Since changing his focus to representing Texans in eminent domain condemnation, his trial experience and willingness to take cases to court have been key to obtaining excellent results for hundreds of landowners.
David specializes in defending commercial, industrial, special-use and large-tract rural landowners against the government or utility companies using the power of eminent domain to take their property. David Todd has been recognized for his continued pursuit of excellence as an attorney as well as for the tremendous results he achieves for his clients. Learn how to protect your land by viewing our Texas Eminent Domain Condemnation Video Guide.

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David Todd Law Firm
3800 N. Lamar Blvd
Suite 200
Austin, TX, 78756

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Posted by Linda | June 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto Accident Caused By Drunk Driver
We used to despise auto injury attorneys and in two previous auto accidents with injuries we decided not to use an attorney. But when my granddaughter and I were hit from behind by a drunk driver we knew we would need professional support. But we were away from home visiting our daughter when the accident happened and didn't know an attorney in Austin. Fortunately, a friend of our daughter recommended David Todd. Hiring David made the lengthy battle with the drunk driver's insurance companies and eventually with our own insurance company a much less difficult process. David carefully explained the legal process, our options and the issues we faced. He was there for us throughout that process, prepared all of the legal documents and advised us before the depositions. He fought for us like we were his own family and won us a substantial award. David's success in our case means that both myself and my granddaughter will have certainty that future medical problems which may result from the accident will not cause us additional financial burdens. We hope and pray that we will never need this type of professional assistance again, but if we do we would not hesitate to choose David Todd again. Thank you so much David!
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Posted by E & L | March 13, 2017
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Auto Injury
My husband & I were involved in an accident due to a drunk driver. We found Todd Law Firm via Internet, through reading several site reviews, like this one, and many others. Upon meeting with Mr. Todd, we were both impressed with his professionalism, his ability to relate to our issues, on point with the facts of the case, his knowledge of process & expectations, and his all around fairness.. My husband was injured due to the accident, David kept in touch with us throughout the whole process of settling our case. We are happy with the outcome & our decision to hire Todd Law Firm to represent our case.. And, we would hire Mr. Todd again, if need be, and highly recommend him.
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Posted by Catherine | February 20, 2015
The only thing worse than a car accident is trying to deal with the insurance company yourself
I found David through the lawyer referral service here in Austin. After getting into a pretty serious car accident, which seemed obviously the fault of the other driver, I quickly learned how naive I was about these type of things. David was very professional and helpful with all aspects of my case-from dealing with the other party's insurance to guiding me through the process of depositions and mediation. He also kept cost in mind every step of the way and the final outcome was a settlement that far exceeded the initial offer from the insurance prior to my getting a lawyer who knew what he was doing. Thanks, David!
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Posted by Ryan | October 27, 2014
Can't say I wasn't 100% satisfied
I came to David Todd with a relatively simple task in regards to a family law thing (divorce). He was more than kind in helping me and making me feel content with my decisions. Although it wasn't a very complex matter, I'm sure there are others out there that would like to know that David Todd will offer the same professional and thorough legal help that he gives to bigger, more "lucrative" (?) clients. I say "lucrative" because it is a business, but I honestly felt he 100% cared that I was taken care of. Thank you, David!
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Posted by Justy | May 30, 2014
Excellent Experience with David Todd
David Todd represented us against a company whose truck ran into our car causing substantial damage to our vehicle and injuries with long-term effects. David and his staff were great at communicating and were a pleasure to work with. We were kept up to date promptly on all developments, everything was explained to us very clearly, and we never felt pressured or rushed into making decisions. Davis and his team were professional, very friendly, and comfortable to work with. We felt they cared about us and were determined to get us a good settlement. Being involved in a lawsuit is very stressful and never fun, but David helped make everything as easy for us as possible and achieved an outcome we feel satisfied with. We would definitely recommend David to our friends and family and would not hesitate to call him again if the need for his services ever arises.
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Posted by bob | January 2, 2014
David handled a child support issue for me recently. He was very attentive, well prepared, knowledgeable and provided me with very solid council.
Posted by Leslie | December 17, 2013
LS Review of David Todd
David Todd is an excellent attorney! He is compassionate about both the law and his clients. In my case, what appeared to be straight forward soon became more difficult and complicated due to other parties involved. Regardless, David always attempted to resolve the issues as quickly, cleanly, and inexpensively as possible. Despite delays by third parties in releasing information and roadblocks thrown up by peculiarities in the law, David persevered until the case was satisfactorily resolved without resorting to a costly court action. At all times, in an unavoidable lengthly process, David kept pursuing ways to resolve my case to my satisfaction. Along the way, if I had any questions, concerns, or frustrations, David would respond. He always kept me informed as to the status of my case. In that regard, David's staff was also very knowledgeable and helpful whenever I had a reason to contact David's office. David is a consummate professional and an excellent attorney dedicated to representing his clients to the best of his considerable ability. I am so happy to have found him when I needed legal help. If you need a lawyer, from personal experience, I can highly recommend David Todd!
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Posted by nickolas | May 27, 2013
Honesty, Trustworthy and by your side!!
If you or someone you know has had a personal injury and do not know where or who to turn to I can only suggest the Todd Law Firm! About a year ago a dog had bitten off a good chunk of my chin leaving me scared for life, the owners insurance gave me the run around and found the Todd Law Firm on a review site. From the first time I sat down with David I knew he wasn't blowing smoke and he actually cared about getting me what I deserved, this was all new to me and he kept me up to date on everything that was going on. I have total faith in them and they WILL take care of you!!! Thank you for helping me 100% and +1 or 10/10!!!!!!!
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Posted by Erin | September 21, 2012
Great adoption lawyer!
David Todd's law firm helped my husband and I do a very difficult interstate adoption. The adoption and all paperwork was done in a very timely manner and Laura also was a huge help. This was a completely new process for my husband & I and David and his office staff were extremely helpful and felt like held our hands through the entire process! Thank you David Todd!
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Posted by Wayne | February 27, 2010
Wayne Tedder's divorce
David was very friendly and helped me through a tough time. His advice and knowledge of the law made a bad experience bearable.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2010
David Todd
David Todd and his staff were responsive to my needs.
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Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Todd Law Firm
  • 1989 - Present


  • University Of Texas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Austin Texas Car Accident Judgment
  • $1,804,364.00
  • Austin Texas Truck Accident Settlement
  • $2,030,000.00
  • Austin Texas Assault Judgment
  • $1,463,406.00
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  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Ferderal Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Admitted
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted
  • 1989 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer: yearly since 2018
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Membership
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 1996
  • Membership
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1986
  • Membership
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1986
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1977
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Speaking Engagements

  • "Ask an Attorney" on Austin Public Access Television
  • Personal Injury: How to Protect Your Case After an Accident
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the very good fortune of being introduced to David Todd several years ago to work as co-counsel with me on a head injury case for a child injured in a Texas daycare. Over the past several years that we have been working on the case, David has been hardworking, honest and extremely skillful as a lawyer working for this injured child. Correcting an injustice for an injured person requires a unique skillset - not just in the courtroom, but also the ability to get along with all parties involved (defense attorneys, insurance adjusters, etc.) while keeping focused on the end result - helping the injured person move forward with his or her life with a feeling that they did what they could to stand up for themselves - with the help of their lawyer. David is exactly that guy. He cares and he gets it. I would wholeheartedly recommend David Todd to anyone looking for a Texas personal injury lawyer - and I will certainly be calling him to work with me on my next case in Texas."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working on the other side with Mr. Todd on a couple cases and he was always courteous, responsive, thorough, and an excellent advocate for his client. I look forward to working with David in the future, but am ready to bring my A game to keep up with him."
Family Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a solid family law lawyer. I do not hesitate to send individuals with family law issues to him. I know they will be in good hands."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Todd is an honorable human being who brings that strength to his work and provides legal services to his clients in a diligent and worthy manner, yet also remembering to maintain the respect and dignity of the process, including his adversaries. I was particularly impressed with his desire to, and ability, to recently master the Spanish language I fully support and endorse this lawyer's work. When I make a referral to his offices, I know the clients will be well-served."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I believe Dave Todd has excellent judgment and works hard at guiding his clients through difficult decisions. He is a formidable advocate working hard at preparing his cases to get great results. I frequently refer family law matters to Dave Todd and feel confident that he handles these clients with professionalism and respect."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is honest and easy to deal with."
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