Biography

Todd Heller has been fighting for the rights of injured persons and families suffering from injuries and wrongful death caused by tortfeasors since 1978. Todd graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 1975 and in 1978 graduated from DePaul University, College of Law. He has successfully represented clients in jury trials in multiple Illinois counties and in Federal Court.

Todd is a past Chairperson of the Chicago Bar Association, Tort Litigation Committee. 

Todd Heller has been named a Super Lawyer for seven years in a row.  Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.   The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys   Only 5% of attorneys are named Super Lawyers.

Since 1992 Todd has taught law at Roosevelt University, a university that was started in 1945 and has a legacy founded in social justice. To this day Roosevelt still combats racial, religious and gender discrimination. Todd teaches in the Paralegal Studies Program and in the Conflicts & Mediation Master’s Program, including classes in negotiation strategies and in alternative dispute resolutions, such as mediation and arbitration. Todd firmly believes in alternative dispute resolution measures, but has no hesitation in proceeding to traditional litigation, including trials and Appeals to the Appellate and Supreme Court.

In order to better the community in which he resides Todd has also served in public office, serving on the Northbrook School District 27 Board for 10 years, including 2 years as Board President, and serving 12 years on the Northbrook Village Board.

While seemingly spending all of his energy and time working for justice and the betterment of his community, Todd also is passionate about his family, including his adult children and his adored grand kids and during his free time spends as much time as he can with them. He is also a skier, cyclist and lover of all outdoor activity.