Tod is a trial lawyer. He has extensive trial experience in contract, insurance, and personal injury cases involving products liability, construction, transportation, and the railroad industry. He has represented the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, BNSF Railway Company, Union Pacific Railroad Company, and the National Passenger Corporation d/b/a Amtrak, with diverse experience including crossing accident litigation, FELA, contract disputes, and environmental claims. Tod is also the author of several articles and continuing legal education papers, including Post-Easterwood Analysis of Federally Preempted Speed Issue Cases (or When You Get a Lemon, Make Lemonade), Proceedings, Third International Symposium on Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Research and Safety, Transportation Center, University of Tennessee, 1994. Tod is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of peer rated professional excellence. He has earned selection to Thomson Reuters’ list of Texas Super Lawyers (2007, 2009-2016) in Civil Litigation and Business Litigation, as published in Texas Monthly.
- Partner, Wright & Close, LLP, 2010 — Present
- Associate Wright Brown & Close, LLP, 2006 — 2010
- Associate, Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy, LLP, 2004 – 2006
- Associate, Spain & Hastings, 2000 - 2004
- Associate & Partner, McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C., 1990 – 2000
- Associate, Coats Yale Holm & Lee, P.C., 1989 – 1990
- State Bar of Texas