Todd Presnell is a partner in Bradley’s Nashville and Atlanta offices, where he maintains an active trial practice, serves in discovery-counsel roles, and leads and advises on internal corporate investigations. He has tried 27 cases to verdict and otherwise served as lead trial counsel in several jurisdictions, including federal or state courts in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, Tennessee, and Texas. He is a member of the peer-nominated American Board of Trial Advocates and served as the 2022 president of ABOTA’s Tennessee Chapter.

Todd has argued before the Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh, and Tenth circuits, the Tennessee Supreme Court, and the Tennessee Court of Appeals, and served as lead counsel on merits and amicus briefs before the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, Tennessee Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court, and Tennessee Court of Appeals.

In addition to his trial and appellate work, Todd employs his significant experience in studying, understanding, and applying evidentiary privileges. He counsels and advises in-house legal departments on establishing and protecting the corporate attorney-client privilege, consults with trial teams on discovery issues and motion practice related to privilege-related objections, leads and advises internal investigations, counsels and advises on privilege quandaries faced by entities and individuals subject to government investigations and government-enforcement actions, and serves as a court-appointed Special Master to decide privilege-related disputes.

Todd is the lead author of the new legal treatise Privileges and Protections: Tennessee and Sixth Circuit Law (Matthew Bender & Co. 2024) and is the sole creator and author of the popular legal blog Presnell on Privileges, which the ABA Journal previously named to its Top 100 Blawg list. Todd has been interviewed and quoted on privilege issues by The Wall Street Journal, Politico, Bloomberg news, MSNBC’s The Katie Phang Show, and various legal-news outlets.