Meet Neal L. O’Toole
Neal L. O’Toole was born in New Rochelle, New York, where he was raised until 1978 when he enrolled at Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1982, he graduated cum laude from Loyola University with a degree in both Political Science and Psychology. He immediately enrolled at the Tulane School of Law, and in 1985 Mr. O’Toole obtained his law degree. Upon graduation, Mr. O’Toole practiced law in New Orleans until 1988 when he relocated to the state of Florida and joined a law firm in Bartow, Florida specializing in civil litigation. In 1992, he became a shareholder in the firm which was then known as Frost & O’Toole, P.A.
Mr. O’Toole is an AV Rated lawyer, the highest rating established by Martindale Hubbell, the agency which provides attorneys’ ratings throughout the United States. He is board certified by The Florida Bar as both a Civil Trial Lawyer and in Business Litigation. This distinction is held by less than two percent (2%) of lawyers within the state of Florida. Mr. O’Toole is also Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA); and is an Associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; certified as a mediator by the Florida Supreme Court; and a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. Mr. O’Toole is a founding member of the Central Florida Mediation Group.
Mr. O’Toole is the past President of the Willson American Inn of Court, an invitation only group of judges and lawyers dedicated to returning civility to the practice of law. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Polk County Trial Lawyers Association and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar. Mr. O’Toole is a former chairman and an annual lecturer at the Florida Board Certification Review Course. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, the American Association for Justice, as well as a member with Eagle status in the Florida Justice Association.
Mr. O’Toole is admitted to practice law in Florida, Louisiana, and the District of Columbia as well as before the United States District Courts and the Courts of Appeal within these states.