Lawyer Limelight Featuring Todd Atkins, Attorney at Law
Todd Atkins, one of CPH Insurance’s help line attorneys, has been practicing civil litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants since 2000. Todd attended law school at The University of San Diego in 2000 and studied at the University of Virginia in 1993, where he majored in foreign affairs. He is licensed to serve and has assisted many of our insureds on the West Coast. CPH Insurance is proud to work with Todd and share his expertise with their insureds. Read on to learn more about Todd in our Lawyer Limelight blog series Q&A:
Q: Describe one of your typical workdays.
A. I try to schedule CPH calls for the first part of the day and the last part of the day. In between I work on my litigation cases. If it’s a Friday then I’m very likely in Court in the morning.
Q: What part of your job do you find most challenging?
A. Definitely staying abreast of all the changes in the law that happen all the time. You have to be constantly educating yourself.
Q: What do you find most enjoyable about your job?
A. I have a lot of freedom to set my schedule and the flexibility to be able to get work done from anywhere as long as I have a phone and internet connection.
Q: Where is your favorite place you have traveled to and why?/ favorite vacation spot.
A. Koh Tao Thailand. Amazing scuba diving and Island lifestyle in the Gulf of Thailand, my bungalow on the beach cost $2 per day. My favorite vacation spot is Hawaii as it is a lot easier to get to and my wife is always so happy when we are there.
Q: Tell us about your family
A. Married to another attorney and we have two kids aged 6 and 8 that keep us very busy.
Q: Where did you grow up? What was it like?
A. Lynchburg, Virginia. Small town semi-southern upbringing. I grew up mostly playing in the vast wooded areas around the housing developments. We had complete freedom to ride our bikes anywhere and just had to be home by dinner.
Q: Aside from the job you have now, what sort of work would you like to do?
A. Trusts and Estates. I like the idea of helping people with their finances and future planning.
Q: Do you have any pets?
A. Two cats, Kiki and Kimber, my kids begged for those a year ago and now they beg for a dog…
Q: How do you stay organized?
A. I would be so lost without the calendar in my cell phone (backed up on Google). I look at my calendar probably 20 times a day and everything I do goes in there.
Q: If you had a free plane ticket, where would you like to go?
A. Australia/New Zealand. It’s a free ticket so might as well go a long way!