A Commitment to Service
Todd Zink is a husband, father, decorated Marine Corps officer, and an accomplished Deputy District Attorney with a long record of service to our community and country.
Todd Zink followed in his father’s footsteps as a military officer by earning a scholarship in the Naval ROTC program at the University of Southern California. Upon graduation, Todd was immediately commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He became an infantry officer and a graduate of Ranger, Combat Dive, and Airborne Schools.
As an active duty Marine in Encino, he lived in Thousand Oaks and did community outreach events in the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys at schools, in cities and with small businesses.
After completing his active duty service, Todd pursued a law degree at Loyola Law School, attending class in the evenings while working full-time in the pharmaceutical and biopharma sales industries, and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.
A few months after 9-11, Todd’s reserve company from Port Hueneme in Ventura County was activated as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and became part of the only
reserve infantry battalion to take part in the march to Baghdad. During this operation he orchestrated close air support missions in the push to Baghdad.
Shortly after his return from Iraq, Todd was selected as a Deputy District Attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Todd’s work on behalf of the people of Los Angeles County included serving the communities of Compton, Beverly Hills, Sylmar, San Fernando and Van Nuys, where he is currently assigned to the prosecution of serious and violent felony offenders in the San Fernando Valley. He is an accomplished trial attorney who has been recognized by Super Lawyer Magazine as a “Rising Star” in 2005-07 and 2009.
Continued to Serve
Lt. Colonel Zink has continued to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves, participating in exercises around the world including Ukraine and Morocco. He was selected as the Battalion Commander of the Lone Star Battalion in Texas to lead them in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Todd earned the Bronze Star for his service in the War.
Husband and Father
Todd is married to his wife, Christon, a Vietnamese immigrant whose father fought alongside American Forces against the North Vietnamese. Christon is a small business owner and attorney specializing in Workers Compensation Defense. Todd and Christon live in Westlake Village with their two sons; Hunter, age 7, Connor, age 5, and their rescued mutt, Lucky.