M. Todd Jenks

Senior Associate Attorney

 

Direct: (925) 482-8950 ext. 3

Email: todd@marcusbrownlaw.com

 

Summary

 

Todd Jenks has been practicing law since 1996.  His experience includes representing real estate investors, developers, HOAs and their boards, committees and property managers, commercial lessors and tenants, residential landlords, institutional owners, public entities, homeowners, contractors, and engineers in dispute resolution, litigation and transactional matters.  Todd combines extensive litigation experience with his understanding of real property law, insurance coverage, and construction law to represent his real estate focused clients effectively and efficiently in a broad spectrum of matters.

Career

 

Todd cut his professional teeth working for AM Law 100 firms, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich and its successor, DLA Piper, where his 

practice focused on real estate litigation, construction litigation, insurance coverage counseling and litigation, and commercial litigation, for large institutional clients and high net-worth individuals.  Afterwards, he practiced as a solo, consulting on insurance coverage, construction, HOA and other real-property matters.  In 2019, he joined the Law Office of Marcus T. Brown, to re-focus and hone his litigation practice.

 

Personal History

 

Todd hails from Coral Gables, Florida, a small suburb of Miami.  He attended The College of William & Mary (B.A.) in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he graduated in the top of his class.  While at W&M, Todd studied government and philosophy in the context of an intensive liberal arts curriculum, helping him cultivate a deep affection for writing, rhetoric and the law. Upon graduating, he returned to Gator Country to attend the University of Florida College of Law (now the Fredric G. Levin College of Law), where he graduated with honors and was inducted into the prestigious Order of the Coif.  While at UF, Todd received high honors in legal research and writing; was appointed as a professor’s assistant for legal research and writing and a teaching fellow for Contracts I & II; and participated on the trial team.

 

In his spare time, Todd enjoys cooking/grilling, hiking, biking, skiing, water sporting, and traveling with his fiancée, rooting for the Florida Gators, Miami Dolphins and the Golden State Dubs, and enjoying the company of his pets.

 

Bar Admissions

 

State Bar of California

 

U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, Eastern District of California, Central District of California, and Southern District of California

 

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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