Todd Thacker


Todd Thacker joined the Santa Clara Law faculty in 2016. During law school, he was on the editorial board of the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal and served as a coach for appellate advocacy classes.

After graduation, Todd joined the firm of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley in Los Angeles, where he was quickly promoted to team lead for law and motion matters, responsible for drafting and arguing briefs on such diverse subjects as entertainment law, complex business litigation, and employment discrimination.

He then moved to Carroll, Burdick & McDonough in San Francisco before heading to Jackson & Wallace, now Jackson Jenkins Renstrom, where he joined and now serves as the head of the appellate practice group.

Todd has handled a wide variety of appeals in both federal and California state court.  This includes a broad range of appellate projects—he has represented appellants, respondents, amici curiae, writ petitioners, and writ respondents. He also regularly prepares and files the full range of trial-court motions, including motions to quash, demurrers, motions for judgment on the pleadings, motions for summary judgment, motions for new trial, motions for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, and motions to stay enforcement of judgment.

Todd has represented clients ranging from public and private companies to partnerships and individuals to governmental, non-profit, and industry organizations.  He has also worked as a mediator for the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center.


J.D., Hastings College of the Law, University of California

B.A., Westmont College

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