William F. Todd, Jr.: Lawyer with The Law Offices of William F. Todd, Jr., P.C.

William F. Todd, Jr.


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Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • DUI and other Traffic Citations
  • License Suspensions
  • Juvenile Court
  • Domestic Violence Offenses
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support Collections and Modifications
  • Civil Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 678-374-4319
Fax: 770-860-1107
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 80159, Conyers, GA, 30013
University University of Georgia, B.A., 1976
Law SchoolUniversity of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1979
Admitted1979, Georgia
BornSan Diego, California, April 29, 1954

I was born in San Diego, California while my father was serving in the United States Navy. My family eventually relocated to Georgia, where I graduated from Washington County High School in Sandersville in 1972. I earned my B.A. from the University of Georgia in 1976 and my J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1979.

While completing law school, I participated in the University of Georgia Prisoner Legal Counseling Project from 1978 to 1979. After graduating, I served as Chief Assistant District Attorney for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit from 1979 to 1981. In 1981 I entered private practice with the Law Offices of Joanna NeSmith Rosner in Thomasville, Georgia. I remained with the firm through 1982 before accepting a position as Chief Assistant District Attorney for Rockdale County where I served until 1993. In 1993, I was elected as State Court Judge for Rockdale County, a role I fulfilled until 2004. I founded the Law Offices of William F. Todd, Jr., P.C. in 2005.

During my time on the bench, I was a nationally known judge who handled DUI cases and lectured across the United States for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Throughout my career, I have taken a holistic approach to the law. I developed a DUI treatment and sentencing program called the Todd Program which helped DUI offenders reduce repeat offenses and obtain treatment through consistent, firm treatment of DUI offenders. I then developed a pretrial diversion program to assist those accused of drug, theft or violence offenses who were first offenders, as those issues often overlap. I continue this proactive approach as a defense attorney and find it sometimes improves my clients' standing in court.

In addition to criminal and family law cases, I also handle small claims cases and civil litigation.

Honors and awards

-Governor's Zero Tolerance Task Force Team Player Award, 2001

-National Institute of Drunk Driving Finalist Award

-Sid Herring Memorial Award, 1992

Professional memberships

-Lawyers Club of Atlanta, 1994—Present

-Old War Horses Lawyers Club, Inc., 2003—Present

-Georgia Board of Court Reporting, 2003—2004

-Georgia County and Municipal Probation Advisory Council, 1996—2004 (Chairman, Vice-Chairman)

-Governor's Zero Tolerance Task Force, 2000—2001

-National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada

-Faculty, 2003—2004

-Mothers Against Drunk Driving Benchbook Committee, 2003—2004

-National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) speaker at several educational conferences and seminars in area of DUI

-Basic Litigation Course Faculty (Georgia District Attorney's Association), 1985—1993

-Georgia State Court Judges Mentoring Program, 1998—2004

Civic organizations

-Past Chairman of Rockdale Board of Elections, 2012—2015

-Past President of Rockdale County Bar Association

-Rockdale County Jaycees, 1983—1992

-Sid Herring Memorial Award, 1992

-Chairman of the Year, 1984—1985

-President, 1991—1992

-Rotary Club of Rockdale, 1995—2003

-Rockdale Emergency Relief Board, 1990—1995

-Rockdale Council on Battered Women, 1987—1992

-Rockdale Drug Prevention Alliance

-Deer Forest Homeowners Association, 1997—Present


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William F. Todd, Jr.

1202B Green Street, S.E.
ConyersGA 30012


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