William L. Todd, Jr. (November 18, 1929 - January 30, 2020)

Associate Justice, October 27, 1986 - December 31, 1994

William L. Todd, Jr. was born to U.S. citizens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 18, 1929. He was raised in Iowa and Pasadena, California. He attended the University of Southern California, receiving his bachelor of arts degree in political science in 1952 and later his law degree in 1957. On January 7, 1958, he was admitted to the California Bar. He then moved to San Diego where he was in private practice from 1958 to 1974. He was extremely active in the legal community, serving as President of the San Diego Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 1973, the San Diego County Bar Association in 1970, and the Barristers Club of San Diego in 1965. Governor Ronald Reagan appointed him to the San Diego County Superior Court effective June 11, 1974, where he served until October 27, 1986. On September 9, 1986, Governor George Deukmejian elevated him to Division One of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District. The oath of office was administered on October 27, 1986. While on the Superior Court, he served as Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court, as well as the Appellate Department. He later served on the executive board of the California Judges Association from 1985 to 1986 and on the Judicial Council from 1989 to 1991. He retired from the Court of Appeal on December 31, 1994, and is engaged in private dispute resolution