Money Talk

Episode 20

Todd Smith, Esq.

An interview with Todd Smith, Esq., a trial lawyer.

Born in Chicago, Todd’s maternal grandfather was William Jennings Bryan, famous orator, politician and attorney. Todd graduated from Evanston High School, received a B.S.B. from Kansas University, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Loyola Law School in Chicago. He is a member of the Inner Circle – an organization comprised of only the top 100 trial lawyers in the United States, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and began his career as a public defender in the city of Chicago. His CV reflects Todd’s 12 pages of trials to verdict and three pages of settlements. During the 17-year period ending 2005, Todd secured more than $300 million in recoveries for aggrieved plaintiffs.

Todd details the potential cures for the medical liability system, the role of medical “caps”, the compensation of corporate executives, the selection of cases, the trial process and the intellectual rush of a trial.

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