January 11, 2024
Todd J. Leonard Recertified as a New Jersey Civil Trial Attorney
The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm is proud to announce that, founding partner, Todd J. Leonard, has been recertified as a Civil Trial Attorney. For an attorney to become recertified, they must meet the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Civil Certification Committee’s requirements, which confirms Mr. Leonard’s “substantial involvement in civil trial litigation” and that he “possesses the requisite level of knowledge, experience, and skill” to fulfill the necessary criteria. Only 3% of the attorneys in New Jersey are Certified. This accomplishment by Attorney Todd Leonard clearly demonstrates his excellence in personal injury litigation. Todd has dedicated his entire legal career, spanning over 35 years, representing thousands of clients in all types of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, and has recovered over $100 million on their behalf.
The Board on Attorney Certification was established by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1980 for the purpose of helping consumers find attorneys who have a recognized level of competence in particular fields of law. The Supreme Court, through recommendation by the Board, certifies attorneys in five areas: civil trial law, criminal trial law, matrimonial law, municipal court law, and workers’ compensation law.
An attorney must meet the following requirements to become certified: has been a member in good standing of the New Jersey Bar for at least five years; has taken a specific number of continuing legal education courses in the three years prior to filing an application; demonstrates substantial involvement in preparation of litigated matters; demonstrates an unblemished reputation by submitting a list of attorneys and judges who will attest to the applicant’s character and ability; and passes a written examination covering various aspects of practice in the designated specialty.
“It’s a great honor to be recertified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. I have dedicated my entire working life to helping my clients,” Leonard said.
In 2023, Todd was also selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers® list. That marked the twelfth time Todd achieved this recognition, as he was previously honored by this accolade in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Todd was also honored to be selected to the National Trial Lawyers list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers for Civil Litigation in New Jersey for 2023. Todd has been chosen to be on this list since 2013.
Todd is also appointed to the Board of Trustees for Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ) and holds a lifetime membership of the Multi-Million and Million Dollars Advocates Forum. Todd is a member of the New Jersey Council on Safety and Health (NJ COSH), an organization comprised of lawyers, doctors and union members, “working together to protect the rights of injured workers.”
Todd Leonard’s Community Involvement
Todd also feels it is vitally important to be actively involved in the community and to give back. Todd launched The Todd Leonard Show, which focuses on those that lift up the community and help others in need. He also founded The Leonard Foundation, whose mission is to help those “battling pediatric cancer, those in need of food assistance, families depending on the security of women’s shelters, and other important social services.” Todd has coached Special Olympics Sports in Morris County for over 20 years. He was honored to be selected by the Arc of Morris County and the State of New Jersey as the Volunteer of the Year in 2005.
He also is a proud supporter of numerous charitable and civic organizations. Todd is a Platinum Sponsor, Member, and Trustee of The 200 Club of Morris County, an organization which supports and honors police officers, first aid squad members, firefighters, the New Jersey State Police, and other first responders and their families. Todd also supports many local Police Benevolent Associations (PBA), and Police Athletic Leagues (PAL) throughout the area.
Todd also sponsors many local youth sports teams, including Denville’s Baseball, Softball, Basketball, and HUB soccer teams, Denville PBA & PAL, the Chester-Mendham Little League, Mendham PBA, the Mount Olive Baseball & Softball Association (MOBSA), the Parsippany PAL Basketball team, and Roxbury soccer teams. Additionally, he has sponsored the American Cancer Society, the V Foundation for Cancer Research, Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Roxbury Social Services, the Roxbury Food Pantry, the Precious Jules Childhood Cancer Foundation, CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties, Chai Lifeline, and many more worthy charities.