Todd is a shareholder in the San Diego law firm of Keeney Waite & Stevens where he has practiced civil litigation, with an emphasis in probate and estate law, for 32 years. Todd regularly represents fiduciaries in contested and administrative estate matters. He has handled hundreds of multi-million dollar disputes and tried over a dozen cases to verdict before juries and judges.
Todd, a 1988 graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, was USD’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient in 2016 and presently sits on its Board of Visitors. He formerly served as the treasurer of the State Bar of California, the largest bar association in the country. He was the President of the San Diego County Bar Association, the San Diego Bar Foundation, the San Diego Inn of Court, has been appointed to many State Bar Committees and served in the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates representing California. Todd has been selected as a California Super Lawyer from 2011-2021, is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is frequently retained as an expert witness on attorney standard of care.
Ricsie M. Hernandez is a San Diego attorney employed by the law firm of Brierton, Jones & Jones, LLP. Ms. Hernandez focuses her practice on probate, conservatorship, guardianship, and trust administration matters. Ms. Hernandez has presented to the State Bar of California and the Professional Fiduciary Association of California on topics including withdrawing life sustaining treatment, fiduciary powers, and sales of real property. Ms. Hernandez is also an active member of the Probate Attorneys of San Diego and the San Diego County Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section. Prior to being admitted to the State Bar, Ms. Hernandez worked as a Court Operations Clerk for the Superior Court of California County of San Diego, served as a judicial extern to the Honorable William R. Nevitt, Jr., retired, at the Superior Court of California County of San Diego, and volunteered at the Legal Aid Society Conservatorship Clinic.