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#072: D. Todd Smith & Jody Sanders - Texas Appellate Lawyers & Podcast Hosts of the Texas Appellate Law Podcast

How I Lawyer Podcast with Jonah Perlin

In today’s episode I speak with not one but two Texas appellate lawyers, Jody Sanders and D. Todd Smith. You may know them as the co-hosts of the Texas Appellate Law Podcast which is a weekly podcast dedicated to demystifying the appellate process and encourage best practices in litigation and appeals.  But that is just their side hustle. In his day job, Jody Sanders is a Partner at Kelly Hart where he represents clients at all stages of litigation in trial courts throughout Texas, as well as appeals and original proceedings in Texas's intermediate courts of appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, and federal appellate courts. He also frequently assists other litigators in drafting dispositive motions, ensuring error preservation, and handling trial and post-trial proceedings to prepare for a potential appeal. He has handled cases in wide-ranging substantive areas of law.  D. Todd Smith is a civil appellate specialist at Butler Snow LLP in Austin, Texas. Todd moved to Butler Snow after spending 15 years building and managing my own appellate firm. He has extensive experience representing clients as lead appellate counsel and has briefed and argued multiple cases before the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He also works with trial teams in all phases of civil litigation, often taking the lead on strategic analysis and briefing, jury charges, and potentially dispositive motions, all with a focus on preserving error and positioning cases for appellate review. He is active in legal organizations including the ABA, Texas, State Bar and the Austin Bar Association where he was the past president.  In our conversation we discuss their different paths to becoming appellate practitioners in Texas, the day-to-day life of an appelalte attorney in Texas, the value of judicial clerkships (especially in state courts), the power of finding a practice area the matches your skill set, some of the quirks of Texas appellate process, the importance of junior lawyers building relationships with senior lawyers and senior lawyers building relationships with junior lawyers, techniques for effective brief writing including the importance of tables of contents and topic sentences, and what they have learned from their excellent and informative podcast.  If you enjoy this episode, please make sure to sign up for future episodes at www.howilawyer.com or to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. This episode is sponsored, edited, and engineered by LawPods, a professional podcast production company for busy attorneys.

56mins

14 Jul 2022

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Turning Mistakes into Fortune | Todd Smith | Episode 21

Guy Shrink

As a successful varsity baseball player Todd learned early on that baseball, alone in sports, considers error as part of the game, part of its rigorous truth. Todd joins Bill in this episode to discuss how this truth gets played out in his own life and in his thriving practice as a life coach. Part of this conversation will take listeners down the road to consider that your personal life vision and mission can move beyond present circumstances and that you can enjoy a life that is more than just OK. Focusing on the three ideas of curiosity about where you are; developing self-regulation; and hanging in there with perseverance, will empower you to do more than just learn from mistakes but how to use misfortune as the platform from which to launch a fulfilling life. Here’s another GuyShrink episode worth listening to several times.

45mins

13 Jul 2022

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Interview with Todd Smith, CFP® President & CEO of Level 5 Financial – Discussing the Family Office Client Experience

Influential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saunders, MBA

Todd began his financial services career in the late 1990’s working for Prudential Securities in NY soon after graduating from Hamilton College. Since then, he has developed a diverse and valuable financial background as an investor and advisor, working for both small boutique financial planning firms, as well as larger financial corporations.Since 2012, Todd has focused on working with Accountants and other tax professionals, helping them offer more proactive and holistic planning to their clients. In doing so he formally launched Level 5 Financial and Level 5 Insurance Services. As a business owner and entrepreneur, himself, Todd enjoys designing creative wealth creation & preservation strategies, advanced tax mitigation, and business optimization within a virtual family office ecosystem to maximize the potential of business owners and families..Todd is a lifelong learner; he typically aims to read at least 25-30 books and log an average of 40 hours of continuing education annually. Todd has earned some of the most of the coveted industry designations such as Certified Financial Planner®, Charted Financial Consultant®, Certified Tax Master®, and Certification in Long-Term CareTM. Todd currently resides in Colorado Springs with his wife and son. Outside of work, you can find him enjoying the great outdoors, at the ice hockey rink, or planning his next tripLearn More: http://www.level5financial.com/LEVEL 5 FINANCIAL, LLC FIRST (“L5F”) is a registered investment adviser offering advisory services in the State(s) of Colorado and in other jurisdictions where exempted. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. The presence of this information on the Internet shall not be directly or indirectly interpreted as a solicitation of investment advisory services to persons of another jurisdiction unless otherwise permitted by statute. Follow-up or individualized responses to consumers in a particular state by L5F in the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation shall not be made without our first complying with jurisdiction requirements or pursuant an applicable state exemption. All written content on this site is for information purposes only. Opinions expressed herein are solely those of L5F, unless otherwise specifically cited. Material presented is believed to be from reliable sources and no representations are made by our firm as to another parties’ informational accuracy or completeness. All information or ideas provided should be discussed in detail with an advisor, accountant or legal counsel prior to implementationInfluential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saundershttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/influential-entrepreneurs-with-mike-saunders/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-todd-smith-cfp-president-ceo-of-level-5-financial-discussing-the-family-office-client-experience

28mins

20 Jun 2022

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Interview with Todd Smith, CFP® President & CEO of Level 5 Financial – Discussing How He Serves CPAs

Influential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saunders, MBA

Todd began his financial services career in the late 1990’s working for Prudential Securities in NY soon after graduating from Hamilton College. Since then, he has developed a diverse and valuable financial background as an investor and advisor, working for both small boutique financial planning firms, as well as larger financial corporations.Since 2012, Todd has focused on working with Accountants and other tax professionals, helping them offer more proactive and holistic planning to their clients. In doing so he formally launched Level 5 Financial and Level 5 Insurance Services. As a business owner and entrepreneur, himself, Todd enjoys designing creative wealth creation & preservation strategies, advanced tax mitigation, and business optimization within a virtual family office ecosystem to maximize the potential of business owners and families..Todd is a lifelong learner; he typically aims to read at least 25-30 books and log an average of 40 hours of continuing education annually. Todd has earned some of the most of the coveted industry designations such as Certified Financial Planner®, Charted Financial Consultant®, Certified Tax Master®, and Certification in Long-Term CareTM. Todd currently resides in Colorado Springs with his wife and son. Outside of work, you can find him enjoying the great outdoors, at the ice hockey rink, or planning his next tripLearn More: http://www.level5financial.com/LEVEL 5 FINANCIAL, LLC FIRST (“L5F”) is a registered investment adviser offering advisory services in the State(s) of Colorado and in other jurisdictions where exempted. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. The presence of this information on the Internet shall not be directly or indirectly interpreted as a solicitation of investment advisory services to persons of another jurisdiction unless otherwise permitted by statute. Follow-up or individualized responses to consumers in a particular state by L5F in the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation shall not be made without our first complying with jurisdiction requirements or pursuant an applicable state exemption. All written content on this site is for information purposes only. Opinions expressed herein are solely those of L5F, unless otherwise specifically cited. Material presented is believed to be from reliable sources and no representations are made by our firm as to another parties’ informational accuracy or completeness. All information or ideas provided should be discussed in detail with an advisor, accountant or legal counsel prior to implementation.Influential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saundershttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/influential-entrepreneurs-with-mike-saunders/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-todd-smith-cfp-president-ceo-of-level-5-financial-discussing-how-he-serves-cpas

23mins

9 Jun 2022

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Episode 161: MPP Todd Smith

Mark & Charity: The Coffee Podcast

In this episode, we chat with MPP Todd Smith about the election results and what's to come.

25mins

3 Jun 2022

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Podcasting About Podcasting! I interview Todd Smith and Jody Sanders about their "Texas Appellate Law" podcast podcast

Coale Mind

After months of "home confinement" as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, at an appellate CLE in Austin last fall I ran into my old friends Todd Smith and Jody Sanders, who publish the popular Texas Appellate Law podcast. We resolved to swap interviews in 2022, and this is "Coale Mind"'s side of the bargain! I interview Todd and Jody about their practices, podcasting and social media generally, and where they see both areas going in the future. I hope you enjoy these episodes as much as we enjoyed doing them. 

42mins

17 Apr 2022

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Todd Smith and John Batcher on Helping Students Find Their Why

Getting Smart Podcast

This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by Smart Sprints. Find out more here. On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Shawnee Caruthers is joined by co-founders of Symphony Workforce, Todd Smith and John Batcher. Symphony Workforce is a gamified solution for career discovery and talent acquisition.  Let’s listen in as they discuss connecting students to their community, what district and workforce partnerships look like and more.  Links: Symphony Workforce Find the Why Todd Smith John Batcher Find the Why Twitter Partnership for kids JAG

31mins

8 Apr 2022

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Ep 19 - Interview with Todd Smith

Likeminded Painters Australia: Painters Domain Podcast

Todd Smith might be one of the nicest blokes that I've met in the Australian painting industry.that I've met in the Australian painting industry. Hailing from Salt Lake City in the U.S. state of Utah, Todd started his career in the painting industry working for a major paint supplier in the U.S. Arriving in Australia in 2010, Todd started working for Bunnings in Brisbane, where he met a sales rep for Wagner, and that's where his career in the painting industry here really expanded. For those of you who may not be aware of who Todd Smith is, you may recognise him from his Instagram catchphrase of "Yo Painters." In his podcast, Todd shares his ideas on life and the Australian painting industry here versus that of the United States.

35mins

9 Mar 2022

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Todd Smith - Dog Fashion Disco, El Creepo, Polkadot Cadaver

Concerts That Made Us

This week Brian is joined by Todd Smith.Todd Smith is an American vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist who most notably fronts the band Dog Fashion Disco. He is currently involved with the bands Polkadot Cadaver, Knives Out!, Beyond Paranoid, and his solo project El-Creepo!.Combining many different music styles (1960s psychedelic, jazz, piano recital, heavy metal, circus music and vocals, among others) Dog Fashion Disco is primarily considered an avant-garde metal and alternative metal band. The band's lyrical content is often highly esoteric and satirical, with constant tongue-in-cheek references to the occult, drug use, and mutilation. Their sound has often been compared to the Northern California genre-defying act, Mr. Bungle. The band members themselves have cited their collective influences as being Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle, Faith No More), Clutch, Tool, System of a Down and Frank Zappa.Dog Fashion Disco are due to release their eagerly anticipated album "Cult Classic" in March 2022. This is the first Dog Fashion Disco album in 6 years.Tune in to hear all about the new album, re-recording classic songs, their record label Razor to Wrist Records. The history of the band and much much more.Find out Dog Fashion Disco here:https://www.razortowrist.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/RazorToWristRecords https://www.tiktok.com/discover/dog-fashion-disco https://www.instagram.com/dogfashiondiscoofficial/ https://www.facebook.com/DFDBand/Find CTMU here: https://linktr.ee/Concertsthatmadeus If you would like to support the show you can do so by rating/reviewing us on Itunes and Spotify or by signing up at https://www.patreon.com/Concertsthatmadeus and you will gain access to a range of benefits including video versions of the episodes.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ctmu/message

1hr 14mins

3 Mar 2022

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Sunday Sermons: Kevin Kernan, Todd Smith

Sunday Sermons w/Dan Barreiro

Dan is back giving the Sermons in the beginning of the sports abyss, he checks the calendar of calamity and talks tsnownami. Kevin Kernan joins to talk baseball and the potential lockout, and Todd Smith talks Jessie Diggins and his book with her.

1hr 33mins

20 Feb 2022

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