biography

Our law firm was founded by Matthew P. Todd and has been proudly serving its clients and the community since January 4, 1988.  Most of our clients operate a business but we also provide advice and counseling to clients who are thinking about bringing a lawsuit, anticipate being sued, or are trying to avoid litigation.

Mr. Todd is a veteran trial attorney who represents individuals and businesses in a variety of litigation and arbitration matters before trial courts, licensing entities, regulatory agencies, and administrative boards.  As a transactional attorney, Mr. Todd has been privileged to serve the needs of his clients in all aspects of business including start-ups and formation, general contract matters, negotiations, buy-sell agreements, employment matters, licensing applications, and business transactions.  His clients include individuals, small business owners, contractors, doctors, nurses, teachers, service providers, retail establishments, trucking companies, and manufacturers.

Mr. Todd attended Loyola Marymount University and California State University Northridge where he studied political science.  He attended law school at the University of Laverne where he earned American Jurisprudence Awards in Criminal Law as well as Legal Research & Writing before obtaining his Juris Doctor degree in 1987. 

In 1988, Mr. Todd became a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and served as a founding member of its Children's Rights Committee.  He has lectured throughout the United States to licensed professionals in various areas including malpractice avoidance.  Mr. Todd has conducted research, analysis and litigation of professional liability matters as well as disputes over insurance policy coverage issues.  He has successfully tried cases or other evidentiary proceedings in the state and federal courts in California and also in Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, and Texas.  Our firm maintains affiliations with numerous legal and industry organizations. 

Mr. Todd is admitted to practice before all state courts in California, before the United States District Courts in the Northern, Southern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California, and before the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In addition to being a trial lawyer, Mr. Todd has been licensed by the State of California as a private investigator and currently is part of the nationally recognized C.E.R.T. Team located in Redondo Beach, California where he has been trained as a first responder in the event of an emergency or disaster in his community.