Continuing the firm’s dedication to service men and women, Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Tod M. Leaven has joined the firm as it expands its practice areas to serve Veterans.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Tod served in the United States Army. He served with the 1st Armored Division during the initial Kosovo Occupation where he was a Counterintelligence Agent and Interrogator. He was a helicopter crew chief and .50 caliber machine gunner during the Iraq War when he served with the 3rd Squadron of the 7th Calvary Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division.
Tod’s areas of practice include veterans’ disability compensation, military discharge upgrades, estate planning, trademark and copyright, and small business and non-profit governance. He has represented veterans with veterans’ disability benefits as well as representing veterans on a pro-bono basis with family law, estate planning, and collections matters. His civil litigation experience includes community association law, real estate, construction, trade secrets, unfair and deceptive trade practices, copyright, business disputes, collections, negligence, medical malpractice, civil rights, and Americans with Disabilities Act claims.
Tod is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. While in law school, he became certified to represent veterans before the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs and assisted veterans with various issues including pursuing disability benefits.
Prior to Leaven joining the firm, attorney Henry Teich was Buncombe County Public Guardian for more than 20 years. During that time, he provided service to incompetent adults and mentally disabled Veterans in Buncombe County and across North Carolina. The firm is very appreciative to have Tod with us to continue service to Veterans.