Daniel P. O’Toole is one of New York’s premier trial lawyers. He graduated from the Fordham University School of Law in 1992 and is admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars. Mr. O’Toole has devoted his professional life to helping people whose lives have been upended by accidents.
Over the course of his career, he has obtained verdicts of $32,756,055.00, $30,300,000.00, $20,181,000.00, $14,000,000.00 and $8,000,000.00 among others. In addition to his landmark verdicts, in the last six years alone, personally Mr. O’Toole has settled in excess of $350,000,000.00 in personal injury cases, including more than 125 settlements and verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.00 with 35 additional multimillion dollar resolutions in 2016-2018. Mr. O’Toole reported the #1 mediated settlement in the State of New York in 2017 and the #2 overall settlement in the State of New York (obtained during trial) for 2017, this settlement is the largest reported personal injury settlement ever in Suffolk County.
On four separate occasions O’Toole obtained jury verdicts which were among the top 10 largest personal injury jury verdicts in New York State. In April of 2013, Mr. O’Toole settled a record breaking case against the State of New York for $22,500,000.00 (this is the largest published personal injury settlement ever in New York). Year after year Mr. O’Toole obtains some of the largest settlements of construction accidents, automobile accidents and wrongful death cases in the State of New York. In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, Mr. O’Toole and his colleagues at Block O’Toole & Murphy, LLP posted more top 25 settlements than any other firm in New York by a wide margin. The same is anticipated when 2018 Statewide results are tallied.
Mr. O’Toole obtained a verdict in the NY Court of Claims in the amount of $20,181,000. This was the second largest personal injury verdict in the State of New York in 2012. This verdict included a pain and suffering award of $11,000,000 which is believed to be the largest pain and suffering award ever in the 105 year history of the Court of Claims.
Mr. O’Toole has handled construction accident cases, road design and road maintenance cases, medical malpractice cases, negligent security cases, tractor trailer accidents, industrial accidents, bad faith cases against insurance companies and automobile accident cases.
Mr. O’Toole is the Co-Chairman of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association Labor Law Committee, the committee that fights to preserve and enact laws to promote worker safety at construction sites. He is committed to championing laws that protect workers and all New Yorkers.
- New York
- New Jersey
- Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York – 1992
- University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, 1989 B.A. and M.A.
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