The Todd Law Firm

The Todd Law Firm

We help you resolve your family law or personal injury case so you can relax and move on with your life.

Firm Overview

Dealing with a family law or personal injury matter is stressful. All of us are busy with our lives and no one wants to add a lawsuit to their "to do" list. Most people have never needed an attorney before and are unsure where to turn or what to do. We provide specialized advice and representation in all areas of family law and personal injury. We thrive on helping you understand your options and how to get the best result for you and your family, either by agreement or in court. So take a breath, relax and contact us to discuss your case and how we can help.

Family Law Services

Property Division
When spouses divorce, dividing their assets can be complex and frustrating. Regardless of your financial situation, we can help you understand what you are entitled to and how to get it, whether by settlement or in court.

Child Custody and Access
Possession and access orders control how much time you get to spend with your child and your right to make decisions regarding their care. We can help you find a solution that is in the best interest of your children, either by agreement or, when necessary, through litigation.

Child Support
When a child lives primarily with one parent, the other parent must make payments to help with the child's care. We can help you get the financial assistance your children deserve.

Spousal Support
Spousal maintenance is designed to help a spouse maintain their lifestyle, transition to the new, single phase of their life or compensate for certain hardships they may have endured during the marriage. We can help you understand and get what you get the support you deserve.

Order Modification
When circumstances change and previous orders are no longer in the best interest of a child, we can help you in getting the previous orders modified, either by agreement or in court.

Parenting Agreements
To minimize conflict and its harmful impact on children, we can help you and the other parent reach an agreement on how to care for the children.

Marriage Contracts
Prenuptial agreements or "prenups" and postnuptial agreements or "psotnups" allow couples to plan ahead in case they eventually divorce. We can help you set up your marriage contract to reduce time, cost and stress in the event of divorce.

Cohabitation Agreements
People who live together can agree on how they want to handle their financial relationship. We can help you prepare an agreement to minimize stress and complications in case you later separate.

Independent Legal Advice
If your partner or spouse presents you with a cohabitation agreement, marriage contract or proposed divorce decree, it is vital that you get independent legal advice before you sign. We can help you fully understand your rights before you decide whether to agree.

Services for Lawyers
We assist other lawyers who need help with a family law case, including appearances, research, advice or help with settlement negotiations. If you are an attorney who needs help with a family law file, we can help.

Online Legal Help
While we offer traditional representation in all family law matters, we also offer the convenience of online legal services. Save time and money by using only the services you need with our online, lawyer-assisted family law help for your divorce, custody or other issue. Our unbundled, online family law legal services include: do-it-yourself document preparation with attorney review, attorney consultations via email or phone, attorney review of your existing case documents, and legal and court coaching. To learn more or get started, click here.

Personal Injury Services

We handle all types of serious injury and wrongful death cases including:

Truck Accidents
When handled carelessly, heavy commercial trucks are the most dangerous and devastating vehicles on the road. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, we can help you gather vital evidence and pursue your rights to fair compensation.

Child Injuries
Having a child injured by the negligence of someone else is one of the worst experiences a parent can endure. We can help enforce your child's legal right to compensation to help pay for past treatment and allow them to receive future medical care and rehabilitation so they can return to a normal life and to help insure the same thing does not happen to another child.

Car Wrecks
You are more likely to be seriously hurt in a car wreck than by any other activity. We can help you pursue your claim against the unsafe driver that hurt you to compensate you for what you have endured and so you can receive the medical treatment that lets you return to a normal life.

Dog Bites
Sometimes a careless owner, combined with the dangerous nature of certain dogs, leads to tragedy. We can help you pursue a claim against a negligent dog owner for your dog bite injuries, for the fear and trauma of enduring a dog attack, to pay for medical treatment and to help prevent the same thing from happening to someone else in the future.
Main Office

Austin, TX
901 S. Mopac
Bldg. 1, Ste. 300
Austin  TX  78746

  • (512) 472-7799
  • (512) 472- 7798


Free Initial Consultation?

Yes for injury cases; No for family law cases

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?


Hourly Rates

Please contact us for details

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Laura Jimenez (paralegal)

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


Personal Injury
The Todd Law Firm Family Law and Personal Injury matters in Austin and throughout Texas.
Let us help you with your Family Law or Personal Injury case:

Family Law

When you are facing a Texas divorce or other family law dispute, knowing how to find the best Austin divorce lawyer or best Austin custody attorney for your case is vital to getting justice for you and your family. I am board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. As an Austin, Texas family law attorney helping people successfully resolve their divorce and custody cases since 1989, I know this process may seem overwhelming and frightening to you. However, choosing the right Austin family law attorney for your case is easier than you may think. Replace fear of going to court with the knowledge you need to protect yourself and your children. Read my books and watch my videos to learn how to protect yourself. Contact me now for a confidential evaluation of your divorce, custody or other family law case.

* The Todd Law Firm is a proud supporter of the Travis County Center for Child Protection

Personal Injury

Knowing how to choose the best Austin personal injury lawyer for your case is key to recovering the compensation you deserve. An experienced Austin, Texas personal injury attorney can help you avoid common mistakes and protect your claim. As a personal injury attorney helping victims of negligence in Austin and throughout Texas since 1989, I have seen the tricks used by insurance companies to avoid responsibility for the negligence of their insured. When you or a loved one has been injured by someone else's negligence, you need to act quickly to find the best Austin personal injury lawyer for your case before evidence is lost, witnesses move away or the other side and their insurer take steps to block your claim. Contact me now for a confidential evaluation of your personal injury case.

* We donate a portion of our fee on child injury cases to Dell children's Medical Center

The Todd Law Firm:
Making a Difference. One Family at a Time.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

To level the playing field for the powerless.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

The more the better. That's why I wrote the book.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Not Applicable.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Not Applicable.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

There are many lawyers to choose from for your Austin divorce or accident case. However, all Texas family law and personal injury lawyers are not the same. Many never take cases to trial and therefore lack the skill and confidence to go to court and win. Ironically, using this type of attorney can make it less likely that your case will settle, or at least settle for something that makes you happy.

Hiring a "settle at all costs" lawyer means your case may take longer, cost more and yield a worse result than if you hired a trial lawyer to prepare your case for court from day one. On the other hand, hiring a trial lawyer allows you to bargain from a position of strength instead of fear. Being ready for trial usually leads to faster and more favorable settlements. And, if you have to try the case, you have the confidence that comes from being prepared.

"Why should I consider hiring you?"

I began my legal career trying, and winning, many criminal jury trials. This experience taught me how to present a compelling case a judge and jury under the difficult circumstance of defending someone accused of a crime. Since changing my practice to representing Texans in divorce and personal injury cases, my trial experience and willingness to take cases to court have been key to obtaining excellent results for clients. Review this website (especially our client testimonials) and download my free legal guides to learn how I can help you win the result you want and deserve.

We don't accept every case that comes in the door. We focus individual attention on those cases where we believe we can help get the best possible result for our client.

The Todd Law Firm:
Making a Difference. One Family at a Time.

David Todd

My name is David Todd and I've been representing Texans in personal injury law and family law matters since 1989. I was born in Dallas, where I was active in the Boy Scouts of America, earning my Eagle Scout rank. I graduated from St. Mark's school of Texas in 1982. I attended the University of Texas at Austin for my undergraduate studies, and I earned a BA degree in Honors Liberal Arts (the "Plan II" program) with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1986. I received my JD from the University of Texas School of Law in 1989, where I served on The Review of Litigation. I founded my law firm in 1989 and I have practiced law in Austin, Texas ever since.

I am a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, and I am a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the Family Law Section of the Austin Bar Association. I am board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

My focus is representing individuals injured by the negligence of others, as well as those facing divorce and other family law issues, such as child custody, child support, asset division, and modification or enforcement of existing family court orders. Each case receives personal, attorney attention (not just paralegal work) and we take pride in making sure the client stays informed about and involved with their case every step of the way. By focusing on the few cases that meet our standards for acceptance, we are able to devote the time and effort needed to obtain the best possible results.

After years of litigating divorce and injury cases, I wrote a number of legal guides (available for free download on our website to help Texans learn how to avoid common mistakes and protect their rights so they can resolve their case and get on with their lives.

As part of our commitment to helping injured children, we donate a portion of our fee from each child injury case to the Dell Children's Medical Center. We are also a proud supporter of the Austin Center for Child Protection.

J.D.: The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1989; Texas Review of Litigation, 1988 - 1989 B.A.: with Highest Honors, Plan II Honors Liberal Arts Program, University of Texas, Austin, 1986; Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1986; Eagle Scout, 1977

Professional Honors & Activities:
College fo the State Bar of Texas; Family Law Section of the Austin Bar Association; Texas Trial Lawyers Association; Capitol Area Trial Lawyers Association; Board of Directors, Political Asylum Project of Austin, 2001;
Boy Scouts of America, Eagle rank

Bar Admissions:
State Bar of Texas, 1989

Board Certified - Family Law - Texas Board of Legal Specializaion

Court Admissions:
All Texas state courts, 1989 and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 1999

Community Activities:
Member: Dell Children's Trust of Central Texas, Dell Children's Medical Center
Board of Trustees, St. Matthew's Episcopal School
Rise School of Austin Sportman's Club
  • Bar Number: 20093590
    Texas , 1989
  • University of Texas
    Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors , 1986
    Austin, TX
    Plan II Honors Program
  • University of Texas School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1989

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