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James Todd

Associate Attorney

Phone: 612-340-1405
Email: jtodd@msuewilsonlaw.com
Legal Assistant: John McNutt
Email: jmcnutt@msuewilsonlaw.com


  • Family Law
  • Complex Marital Estates
  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Property Valuations
  • Appeals
“I chose family law so I could help people through what is often the most difficult and challenging transition of their lives.”

James Todd brings a fresh perspective to the M. Sue Wilson team, having worked for two years as a law clerk in Hennepin County Family Court. For James, the clerkship was where he fell in love with family law. It was also an unparalleled opportunity to see first-hand how judges make decisions about a broad range of family law issues.

James’ MBA and accounting acumen provide distinctive insight into the nuances of complex financial disputes. But James balances his knack for numbers with an equal passion for stories. His goal is to understand each client’s unique story on a deep level, helping each to realize and attain their own distinct set of personal, emotional, and financial goals.

A Virginia native, James earned his undergraduate degree in English Literature from William and Mary, where he won the Glenwood Clarke Fiction Prize for Creative Writing in 2006. After spending three years as an operations manager for Ferguson Enterprises, he came to Minnesota for law school at the University of St. Thomas, earning his J.D. and MBA while on the dean’s list.

James is happy to stay busy in his new role as associate attorney, but when he does have free time, he can most often be found with friends and family. He enjoys cooking, drawing, and watching HBO.


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law and College of Business –  Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2014, J.D./MBA
    • Honors: Cum Laude; Dean’s List; 2014 National Best Brief, American Bar Association Moot Court Competition; President’s Scholarship (3 year, full tuition); Member, Beta Gamma Sigma (national business school honor society for top-ranked graduates)
  • The College of William and Mary – Williamsburg, Virginia, 2007, B.A. (English Literature)
    • Honors: Glenwood Clarke Fiction Prize for Creative Writing; Sharpe Scholarship; Community Service Leaders


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