Faculty Profile: James Todd

James ToddHagan & Todd
Previous Courses Taught (3)
  • Animal Law Forum 2019
  • Juvenile Crime: What to do when DCS Wants to Interview Your Client
  • Juvenile Matters in Criminal Concerns

Jim Todd is a partner with Hagan and Todd.  Prior to private practice, Jim served as an Assistant District Attorney in Nashville where he was court supervisor in Criminal Court Division 6 and Juvenile Court.  He was a member of Governor Don Sunquist’s Juvenile Justice Reform Commission and chairman of the Delinquency Subcommittee.

Legal & Professional Experience

Hagan and Todd PLLC, Nashville TN established 2011

Jim Todd Law, Nashville, TN 2005 - 2011

Assistant District Attorney, Nashville, TN 1993 - 2005

Assistant to Tennessee Governor Ned Ray McWherter 1989 - 1991

Special Assistant to Senator Al Gore, Washington, DC 1984 - 1989


Memphis State University School of Law, J.D. Degree, 1993

Vanderbilt University, BA degree in political science and communications, 1984

Teaching Experience

Tennessee District Attorneys Conference

West Virginia District Attorneys Conference

American Prosecutors Research Institute

Tennessee Department of Children's Services Conference

Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Community & Civic Leadership

Member, Juvenile Justice Reform Commission, by appointment of Governor Don Sunquist 1997 - 1998

Chair, Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice Codes Reform pertaining to Criminal / Delinquency Matters, 1997 - 1998

Past Board Member, Nashville Ballet

Past Board Member, Nashville Urban League

Past Board Member, NAARAL (North American Abortion Rights Action League)

Past Board Chair, Metro Nashville Sexually-Oriented Business Licensing Board

Professional Memberships & Listings

Member and Fellow, Nashville Bar Association

Member, Tennessee Bar Association

Member, Leadership Law Class of 2009, Tennessee Bar Association

Member, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys