Alton C. Todd is a Texan native and has lived in the Galveston/Houston area since 1971. Alton grew up in the small central Texas town of Hamilton about 70 miles west of Waco and graduated in 1964.
He then received his undergraduate degree from North Texas State University (now UNT) while working full time on a freight dock. He graduated in 1968 with a wife, twin boys and a daughter on the way.
Despite having to work full-time to support his family, Alton was admitted to Southern Methodist University Law School where he earned a spot on the Southwestern Law Journal in his first year.
Alton worked during the summer on a gunite crew building swimming pools while at SMU Law and went on to graduate in the spring of 1971, now with three kids in tow and another on the way.
Upon graduating, Alton accepted an offer with the prestigious Mills Shirley law firm on Galveston Island.
He moved his family to the island, and his love affair with Galveston began. After four wonderful years, Alton moved to Alvin to join a plaintiff’s law firm, Wellborn, Britt and Brown where he quickly made partner the next year. This firm eventually became Todd & Haygood in 1986.
In 2000, The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd was born when Alton bought one of his favorite Friendswood landmarks, the historic Brown House in Friendswood and turned it into an office. He has called this law office home for the last 22 years.
In a career that has spanned over five decades, Alton has won several standout verdicts, earned an impressive assortment of awards and, most importantly, is renowned by his peers for his hard work and ethical behavior above all else.
Alton is double board certified in Texas in personal injury trial law and civil trial law and is nationally certified as a civil trial advocate. He is a past member of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
He has consistently been ranked as a Texas Super Lawyer, including earning the honor or being selected as a Top Ten Texas Super Lawyer.
He has won and settled several cases in excess of $10 million in his career, earning over $500 million in returns over the course of his career. Alton is licensed to practice in Texas and Georgia.
Alton lives with his wife, Nari, in Friendswood and has seven children and six grandchildren. His son, Seth Park, is also an attorney and has worked with him since 2016.
In his spare time, Alton enjoys traveling, having been to more than 100 countries, and loves any and all sports, perhaps none more than Texas high school football.
Through the years, Alton coached all seven of his children in Friendswood youth sports including football, baseball, basketball and soccer and remains very active in and around the city of Friendswood, including as a member of the Friendswood Economic Development Commission.
Certified Legal Specialties:
Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1981
Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1982
Certified, Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Year
U.S. Supreme Court, 1974
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas?
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court of New Mexico
Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University, 1971
Bachelor of Arts, North Texas State University, 1968
Areas of practice
- Personal Injury
- Admiralty & Maritime
- Business & Commercial
- Business Organizations
- Complex Business Litigation
- Litigation & Appeals
- Medical Malpractice
- Motor Vehicle Incidents
- Nursing Home Incidents
- Products Liability
- Railroad Worker Injury/FELA
- Toxic Torts
- Whistleblower/Qui Tam
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Plant Explosions
- Uber/Rideshare Incidents
Honors and awards
- International Academy of Trial Lawyers
- American College of Trial Lawyers
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Former President
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Texas Super Lawyers – Top 10 Lawyers in Texas
- Texas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- National Board of Trial Advocacy
- AARP Legal Services Network
- The Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
- American Bar Association
- Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Court
- Texas Bar Foundation
- American Association for Justice
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Houston Trial Lawyers Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Houston Bar Association
- Galveston County Bar Association
- Brazoria County Bar Association