Alton Todd

Alton Todd

Alton C. Todd is among fewer than two percent of Texas attorneys Board Certified in both Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law. He is recognized as a preeminent lawyer by The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Alton Todd is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member and Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas and the Western District of Arkansas.

Admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1971 after earning his law degree at Southern Methodist University where he served on the Board of Editors of the Southwestern Law Journal, Todd first practiced with a Galveston insurance defense firm, later joining the law firm of Wellborn, Britt and Brown in Alvin, Texas. It was during his 25-year personal injury practice in Alvin that The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd was formed, which moved to Friendswood in 2000. The firm has lawyers licensed in Texas, Georgia, New York and New Jersey.

While building a solid practice in general civil and trial law, personal injury, negligence, products liability, railroad and trucking accidents and plant explosions, Alton Todd has remained actively involved in numerous professional organizations that allow him to contribute to his profession while continuing his legal education in order to serve clients to the best of his ability.

These affiliations include AARP Legal Services Network, American Bar Association, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Court, Brazoria County Bar Association, Director of College of the State Bar of Texas, Galveston County Bar Association, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Texas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists, Texas Bar Foundation, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and National Board of Trial Advocacy.

In a career that has spanned over three decades, Alton Todd has accepted an impressive assortment of awards, highlighted last year with his selection as one of the Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers in the Houston area, an elite list compiled by Texas Monthly and chosen from responses to 5,000 ballots and further review and ranking by a Blue Ribbon panel.

Trucking is a heavily regulated industry. At our Friendswood, Texas law firm we represent people injured in trucking accidents. 18-wheeler accidents present unique issues not associated with a typical car crash or motor vehicle accident.

These differences include federal regulations and safe operating requirements that cover commercial truck drivers, common carriers, vehicles, and vehicle equipment; federal regulations and safe operating requirements covering the transportation of hazardous materials, including proper packaging, employee training, hazard communication, and operational requirements; federal regulations regarding driver alertness and fatigue-related incidents, safety regulations, licensing, and insurance requirements issued by states and other government entities; rules regarding corporate liability for negligent hiring, supervision, and truck maintenance and rules regarding liability for leased vehicles.

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