If you are facing a divorce, custody, adoption, auto accident or child injury case, read our free legal guides and call us to learn how to get the outcome you want.
Learn how we can help you avoid common mistakes and get the best possible outcome with our different approach and a guaranteed consultation.
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* We donate part of our fee on child injury cases to Dell children's Medical Center
Regardless of the type of case, you probably are uncertain how to begin and what to expect. You may also be wary of talking to a lawyer and afraid of what that may cost. Our free legal guides and useful videos will help you understand the legal process, avoid common mistakes and replace fear of the legal process with the confidence that comes from knowing how to proceed. Discussing your case with Austin, Texas family law attorney and personal injury lawyer David Todd as soon as possible can help you protect your rights and your family. We are committed to helping you get the best possible outcome for your case.
To help you understand the legal aspects of your situation and evaluate your options, we offer a guaranteed consultation. We are happy to consult with you either in our office or by telephone in order to make this process as easy and convenient as possible for you. While no one can guarantee an outcome for your case, we take the risk and hassle out of consulting a lawyer.
For family law, we charge a flat fee for the initial consultation. We will listen to you and ask questions in order to understand your case and help you clarify the outcome you want, advise you on your options and the course of action we recommend, and let you know what the costs would be to hire us. At the end of the consult, if you do not feel you received good, helpful advice for your situation, let us know and you will not be charged.
For personal injury cases, contact us with the facts of your case for a fast, free case evaluation and to learn how we can help you resolve your claim. No matter what type of legal challenge you have, you will gain valuable information on how to resolve your case and there is no obligation to hire us.
Don't wait.There are time limits in Texas family law and personal injury matters that can seriously damage your case if you delay talking action. Download our free legal guides, watch our educational videos then contact us to arrange your guaranteed consultation to discuss your situation now. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting the Todd Law Firm today.
There are many lawyers to choose from for your case. However, all Texas family law and personal injury lawyers are not the same. Many attorneys 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.
Most family law and personal injury cases eventually settle by agreement between the parties. Those cases that do go to trial are often in front of a judge without a jury. This is one reason why many attorneys never get much trial experience, and why even fewer get any experience trying cases before a jury. Settling a case without a trial is often desirable for the simple reason that, despite the best preparation and efforts of an Austin, Texas family law attorney or personal injury lawyer, no one can guarantee what result you will get at trial. Settling a case through mediation or collaborative law lets the parties control the outcome. Settlement provides certainty to the parties and is usually faster, less costly and less stressful than trying the case. To the extent you and the "other side" can agree on how to handle property and child custody issues, you will save time and money and avoid needless worry.
However, for those cases where some (or all) of the issues cannot be easily resolved by agreement, the key to getting a fair settlement in the shortest amount of time possible is the willingness to go to court if necessary. When you are facing an Austin, Texas family law or personal injury case, you need leverage to resolve the case in your favor and protect your interests and your family. The only leverage you have comes from being prepared to go to court if you have to. This means letting the other side know that, if you do not settle, you are ready to go to court and get an even better result. The only way to do this is by hiring a trial lawyer.
Even in cases that are resolved by agreement, courtroom experience gives your attorney vital insight in to how to proceed in order to avoid a problem that might require a contested hearing or trial in the future. And, if a disagreement arises that must be decided by a court, you are better served by having an attorney that knows their way around the courthouse and has experience winning cases before judges and juries.
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. By contrast, 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.
David Todd has been a trial lawyer since 1989. He began his legal career practicing criminal defense and successfully trying many criminal jury trials. This experience taught him how to present a compelling case to a judge and jury under the difficult circumstance of defending someone accused of a crime. Since changing his focus to representing Texans in family law and personal injury cases, his trial experience and willingness to take cases to court have been key to obtaining excellent results for hundreds of families, either in settlement or at trial.
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. He is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Board certification indicates extensive experience with and knowledge of a particular legal specialty. Attorneys must meet strict practical experience requirements and apply for permission to take the certification exam. If approved as qualified, the attorney must take and pass a full day exam to become board certified. Less than 10% of Texas attorneys are board certified in any area of law, and less than 1% of Texas attorneys are board certified in family law. Board certified attorneys are the only lawyers allowed by the State Bar of Texas to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of law. To learn more about why you should choose a board certified attorney for your case, click here.
David is member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, a professional association that is only open to Texas attorneys that are board certified in family law. To read more about what membership in TAFLS means, click here.
David is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys. The College recognizes Texas lawyers who attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) required by the State Bar of Texas. To learn more about why this is important to your case, click here.
David has received the highest possible rating (superb) from Avvo.com., the premiere website for attorney ratings from clients and other attorneys. To see this Avvo.com rating and learn more about why this matters for your case, click here.
Review our website (especially our client testimonials), download our free legal guides, watch our helpful videos and contact us today to learn how the Todd Law Firm can help you win the result you want and deserve.
The Todd Law Firm: Making a Difference. One Family at a Time.
We serve Texans facing family law cases of adoption, assisted reproduction, divorce, custody, order modification and personal injury cases of truck wrecks, car accidents, dog bites and child injury in Austin and throughout Texas including but not limited to: Georgetown, Round Rock, Cedar Park, New Braunfels, Lockhart, Pfulugerville, Taylor, Lakeway, Leander, Lampasas, San Marcos, San Antonio, Bastrop, Temple, Killeen, Waco, Fredericksburg and the Texas hill country, and Texas counties including Travis, Hays, Bexar, Williamson, Bastrop, Lee, Caldwell, Comal, Blanco, Burnet, Bell, Milam, Llano and Lampasas. We also handle commercial (18 wheeler) truck accidents throughout Texas.