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I have been practicing law in Southern California for over 25 years.  For over a decade I have been awarded an "AV" preeminent peer review rating, which is the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards.  I provide creative and economic approaches to succesfully resolve my clients' legal problems.  I am an experienced litigator and handle real estate, business/commercial, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, personal injury, product liability, employment, professional errors and omissions cases.  My experience includes litigating cases throughout California in both State and Federal court.  I have also litigated cases pro hac vice in Arizona, Utah, South Dakota, and Nevada.  


Practice areas


  1. Business: 35%
  2. Litigation: 35%
  3. Real Estate: 15%
  4. Appeals: 5%
  5. Other: 10%
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Attorney endorsements

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  • David Christopher Baker

    Todd is one of the most knowledgeable, forthright, and aggressive attorneys with whom I have ever worked and he has a long history of securing significant judgments for his clients in complex litigation matters. Additionally, he is extremely personable and understands the human quotient in the attorney-client relationship, realizing that it is often in the client's best interest to avoid protracted lawsuits. If you find yourself on the cusp of litigation, contact him first. You will be glad you did.


    David Baker Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    I have full faith and confidence in Todd's ability to serve the client. He is knowledgeable, diligent and articulate. I highly recommend him for business litigation and real estate matters.


    James Morse Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Hart King, PLC

4 Hutton Centre Drive
Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA, 92707


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHart King2011 - Present
PartnerPicker, Chow & Freisleben, LLP2000 - 2007
PartnerSedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold1995 - 2000
AssociateSedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold1988 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
R&B Auto Center v. Truck Insurance ExchangeDefense verdict-bench trial
R&B Auto Center v. Truck Insurance ExchangeDefense verdict-bench trial (2003)
Chasan v. FICABifurcated trial (2006)
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Publication nameTitleDate
For The DefenseAll Aboard? The Derailing of Class Certification in California2004
ICCLRInsurance Coverage and Y2K Remediation Costs2000
International Insurance Law Review (Int.ILR)Insurance Coverage for Continuing Losses1996
International Insurance Law ReviewAdvertising Injury Coverage and Patent Infringement1994
ICCLRDiscovery Coverage and Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance in the United States: America Casualty v. Baker1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingCivil Litigation/ Everything (Well Almost Everything You Need To Know ...2009
Mold SymposiumMold Litigation2005