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.

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