Interesting People—a WTVP series
hosted by Ed Sutkowski—features
half-hour conversations of thoughtful dialogue with ordinary individuals who
have achieved extraordinary measures of success in the arts, business,
communications, education, science and sports.
"Thus, the task is
not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what
nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees."
An interview with Todd Smith, Esq., a trial lawyer.
Original Air Date(s): 3/19/2008
Todd A. Smith, Esq.,
Born in Chicago, Todd's maternal grandfather was William Jennings Bryan, famous orator, politician and attorney. Todd graduated from Evanston High School, received a B.S.B. from Kansas University, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Loyola Law School in Chicago. He is a member of the Inner Circle - an organization comprised of only the top 100 trial lawyers in the United States, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and began his career as a public defender in the city of Chicago. His CV reflects Todd's 12 pages of trials to verdict and three pages of settlements. During the 17-year period ending 2005, Todd secured more than $300 million in recoveries for aggrieved plaintiffs.
Todd details the potential cures for the medical liability system, the role of medical "caps", the compensation of corporate executives, the selection of cases, the trial process and the intellectual rush of a trial.
[Biographical information as provided by Mr. Sutkowski]