Todd Smith, Powers Rogers & Smith
Born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, Todd A. Smith is a founding partner of Power Rogers & Smith where has won some of the largest multimillion dollar jury awards and settlements in serious personal injury, aviation, product liability, wrongful death, and medical malpractice cases in Illinois.
Todd is a past president of the 60,000 member Association of Trial Lawyers of America, now the American Association for Justice. Voted Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s Person of the Year, Todd has made access to justice for regular citizens his professional pursuit. Whether it is a product liability, aviation negligence, or medical malpractice case, Todd regularly confronts powerful corporations, insurance companies, hospitals, and government agencies on behalf of everyday people. One of the top trial lawyers in Illinois as well as the country, Todd has been included in the book The Best Lawyers in America in every annual publication since 1994. He was designated The Best Lawyers in America 2012 Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year and The Best Lawyers in America 2011 Mass Tort Lawyer of the Year. Todd is a member of the selective Inner Circle of Advocates, an exclusive group of 100 of the very best civil trial lawyers in the U.S.
He is the recipient of the “Medal of Excellence” from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, his alma mater, its highest honor. He also received the “Damen Award in Law,” a University wide recognition from Loyola. He received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the American Association of Justice at its 2009 annual meeting. He is an elected member of the International Society of Barristers, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Todd has been designated a Life Trustee of the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago. He recently joined the Board of Directors of High Jump, which seeks to aid potentially high achieving elementary students of modest means in Chicago to gain access to top schools. Additionally, Todd recently joined the Board of Directors of the Center for Constitutional Litigation in 2012 as well as the Board of Directors for the National Center for State Courts in 2013.