(NOTE: This is a selective biography, written in Sept 2009)
Date of Birth: 11/18/1929, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Spouse: Paula, Children: Tracy, Kathy, Christopher
Education: Fell, 1952-54, 56-57 (USMC service for two years). Admitted to California Bar in 1957.
Work: Private practice covering civil trials, family law, personal injury, medical malpractice and real property (1957-1974; final firm Todd, Toothaker & Wingert). Mediation and arbitration after leaving bench.
Bench: Appointed to San Diego Superior Court June 1974, appointed to 4th District Court of Appeal (Div. One) September 1986.
Bar/other: President, SDCBA 1970; President, ABOTA 1973. Namesake of William L. Todd Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Adjunct professor, California Western (14 years), co-founder Crime Victims Fund; Board of Directors for Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Corporation 1982-2009.