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John Pressley Todd

Attorney and Counselor at Law

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Contact Information

The Law Offices of John Pressley Todd, PLLC
4939 W RAY RD STE 4-346, Chandler, Arizona, 85226-2065




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: Criminal Law  

Professional Liability Insurance: No  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1974

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: October 5, 1974

Other Language(s): None


Mr. Todd served as a prosecutor with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for nearly 45 years investigating criminal offenses, trying cases to jurors, and representing the State in the state appellate courts and the federal courts.  He has an A/V rating, and since 2007 has been certified by the Arizona Sate Bar as a Specialist in Criminal Law.  Mr. Todd has been recognized with numerous awards by both Republican and Democratic Attorneys General.


Mr. Todd has argued capital cases before Ninth Circuit, including en banc courts, as well as argued in the United States Supreme Court.  Mr. Todd has beern attorney of record in well over 300 briefs filed in the state and federal appellate courts.  As an Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Todd worked with the Arizona Justice Project reviewing homicide and sexual assault cases to ensure no actually innocent person was in prison if DNA could establish the person’s innocence.   He served as Vice Chairman of the Arizona Supreme Court’s former Disciplinary Commission, which acted as an appellate court in attorney disciple and disability matters.  He was appointed by U.S. District Court for 3 years as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Todd was a member of the his law review Board of Editorsl.  Mr. Todd served with the United States Air Force in the then Republic of Vietnam.


Mr. Todd is highly selective in the cases he accepts.  If he accepts a case, he is willing to travel to the client’s business or home.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Appellate Practice Criminal Appeals
Criminal Law International Criminal Law, Homicide, Grand Jury Practice, Habeas Corpus, Fraud, Forensic DNA, Felonies, Death Penalty, Criminal Conspiracy, Capital Offenses, White Collar Crime, Victims Rights, Post-Conviction Remedies, Money Laundering, White Collar Fraud, Wiretapping, Forensic Science, Search and Seizure
Law Enforcement Police Misconduct, Police Liability Defense, Police Brutality, Excessive Use of Force


  • 9th Circuit (Active), Arizona (Active), Federal Court (Active), US Supreme Court (Active)

Law School

  • Arizona State

  • Last Updated: October 21, 2021
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  • Chandler, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: No
  • Free Consultations: Yes

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