Recognized since 2012
Todd is a highly-regarded legal advisor and courtroom advocate. He is especially admired by clients and colleagues for his solid practical judgment.
Todd covers a wide range of commercial and business litigation. He has tried jury and bench trials in complex contract, attorney disqualification, misappropriation of trade secrets, federal tax, commodities brokerage, advertising discrimination, and civil rights cases. Todd also has experience in actions involving business torts, non-competition agreements, telecommunications, antitrust, fraud, real estate, partnership, joint venture and shareholder disputes, legal malpractice, fiduciary duties, university-related disputes, state government, environmental, indemnification and successor liability. He has litigated in federal, state, court of claims, appellate, bankruptcy and probate courts. In addition, Todd has served as a sole and/or panel arbitrator on many cases of varied subject matters.
Todd joined Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker after first having practiced law in Chicago. He currently serves on the firm's Executive Committee and as its General Counsel.
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
- Mediation, Detroit (2023)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
- Commercial Litigation
"Todd Mendel is bright, diligent, practical, a good writer, and good on his feet. He is a pleasure to work with."
- David Foltyn (Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP), Detroit, MI
"Over the years, Mr. Mendel has become a key part of the Barris Sott team on our matters. He works seamlessly with Mr. Driker, and we have come to rely on his judgment as well as Mr. Driker's over the years. We are pleased to have him as a member of our team and always feel well represented when he is acting on our behalf."
- Alan S. Schwartz (Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, LLP), Detroit, MI
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