James Dale Todd (born May 29, 1943) is a United States federal judge.
Born in Scotts Hill, Tennessee, Todd received a B.S. from Lambuth College in 1965, a Master of Combined Sciences from the University of Mississippi in 1968, and a J.D. from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 1972. He was in private practice in Jackson, Tennessee from 1972 to 1983. He was a Circuit judge of the State of Tennessee from 1983 to 1985.
On June 5, 1985, Todd was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 10, 1985, and received his commission the following day. He served as chief judge from 2001 to 2007, assuming senior status on May 20, 2008.