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Christian & Small Partner Todd Weston is an experienced litigator representing corporate and insurance clients in litigation matters in Alabama, Mississippi, and throughout the Southeast – at times acting as primary counsel for a number of domestic corporate entities, foreign multi-nationals, and insurance carriers in litigation across the country. He regularly represents clients in matters across the full spectrum of legal issues, though his practice is generally focused in the following areas: labor and employment, transportation, environmental/toxic tort, product and general liability, insurance, health care, cyber and data breach liability, and professional liability defense.

Over the course of his practice, Todd has successfully represented clients at trial, through dispositive motion efforts, including multiple dismissals and summary judgment wins, favorably resolving matters at mediation, and aggressively and efficiently pursuing client goals through all measures available in litigation. He considers it to be a hallmark of his practice to develop close working relationships with his clients – demonstrating unwavering loyalty to their needs, providing thorough, rational legal counsel, and delivering on a promise of client-first service. As such, he is often called upon by his clients to act as a speaker and present on current legal issues and procedures for managing risk.

Practice Areas:

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Cyber and Data Breach Liability
  • Environmental and Toxic Tort
  • Extra-Contractual & Bad Faith Liability
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Labor and Employment
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice
  • Transportation


  • Miami University, 2001, Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Finance
  • The John Marshall Law School, 2009, J.D.
  • Honorable Society of Kings Inn, Dublin Ireland, 2008

Representative Experience:

  • Obtained summary judgment for a poultry processing client on Title VII claims of retaliation and racial, sexual and pregnancy discrimination in the Northern District of Alabama.
  • Secured a nominal settlement for a trucking client and carrier in a difficult liability matter with Plaintiffs seeking eight-figure punitive damages based upon allegations of wanton and reckless behavior.
  • Represented an insurance agent and successfully obtained dismissal on a negligent procurement claim with Plaintiff seeking in excess of $20 million in damages.
  • Successfully recovered a confidential seven-figure subrogation recovery for the property insurer of a large manufacturing facility which sustained damages from an electrical fire caused by an international component supplier.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a European manufacturer on a product liability claim in a subrogation lawsuit over damages stemming from the alleged improper design and construction of a sewage water treatment plant.
  • Negotiated the dismissal, without payment, of an insurer in a protracted coverage matter with multiple parties, spanning three related lawsuits, concerning the repair and mold remediation efforts at a hotel construction project.
  • Recovered $890,000 for a subrogated insurer and apartment complex owner against a flooring contractor who ignited a quick-spreading fire through the negligent application of polyurethane floor sealant.
  • Successfully defended an insurance agent and obtained dismissal on claims of breach of contract and bad faith in a commercial policy insurance denial lawsuit.
  • Secured a 100-percent subrogation recovery for a market of insurance for damages sustained to a hotel property from catastrophic flood damage
  • Defended and negotiated a nominal, cost of defense settlement, on behalf of an international engineering firm in a lawsuit filed by a plaintiff who sustained life-threatening spinal cord injuries while riding a rollercoaster.

Reported Decisions:

  • LBM Realty, LLC v. Mannia, 19 N.E.3d 379 (Ind. Ct. App. 2014)

Professional and Community Involvement:

  • Birmingham Bar Association: Member
  • Mississippi Bar Association: Member
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM): Member


  • Alabama
  • Illinois
  • Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois