Toby Brown is a tenacious litigator who has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients over the course of his career. Unwavering in his commitment, Toby has earned national recognition as a top trial attorney and is known for his work in representing clients during some of the most traumatic and transformational times in their lives. For over twenty two years, he has successfully handled a wide variety of cases including medical malpractice, consumer products defects, road design defects, industrial accidents, trucking and automobile accidents, admiralty and maritime law, environmental pollution and fraud just to name a few.
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Recognition & Awards
- Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
- Fellow, International Society of Barristers
- Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
- Listed annually in Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top plaintiff attorneys in Alabama (Top 5% of attorneys in Alabama recognized)
- Listed annually in The Best Lawyers in America®
- Benchmark Plaintiff named him a "Litigation Star" in its national rankings of personal injury attorneys
- Top 100 jury verdicts in America as compiled and published by the National Law Journal and VerdictSearch:
- Jury verdict in 2007 for $108 million in landfill contamination case
- Jury verdict in 2011 for $40 million in product liability case
- Jury verdict in 2012 for $140 million in medical malpractice/wrongful death case
- AV® Preeminent™ 5.0/5.0 Peer Rating
Juno v. Douglas A. Amare, M.D., et al. | Baldwin County, Alabama, Circuit Court | Case No. CV-2008-901100 — Cunningham Bounds’ attorneys obtained a $140 million wrongful death verdict against Thomas Hospital and its outsourced medical transcription companies in this case involving outsourced medical transcription services.
When Sharron Juno was discharged from Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Alabama, her doctor at the hospital dictated a discharge summary in which he stated that Ms. Juno’s bedtime dosage of insulin was eight (8) units. The companies in India that transcribed this discharge summary recorded the bedtime dose as eighty (80) units, and delivered the transcription to the hospital. When Ms. Juno was admitted to a rehabilitation facility after falling at home and the hospital delivered the erroneous medication transcription to the rehabilitation facility, orders were given that incorrectly specified the eighty (80) units of insulin at bedtime. As a result, Ms. Juno was given the wrong insulin dosage causing her to suffer full cardiopulmonary arrest, and causing her to remain unconscious until her death.
Dirt Inc. v. ShawCor Ltd., et al. | Mobile County Circuit Court | Case No. CV-05-001523 — Cunningham Bounds represented Dirt Inc., a construction and demolition waste landfill, in its allegations against ShawCor Ltd., Halliburton and others for misrepresenting the true nature of their disposed waste which was in fact, hazardous and toxic to the environment. The jury found that ShawCor Ltd. and others were liable and awarded Dirt Inc. $108 million.
Leytham v. Kia Motors of America | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Case No. CV-2006-002263 — The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds achieved a $40 million dollar wrongful death verdict against Kia Motors of America, Inc., Kia Motors Corporation, and DBI/Celltrion. The case involved the A97 seatbelt buckle in model years 1995 through 2000 Kia Sephia and Sportage vehicles. These buckles were found to have a safety defect that caused them to be susceptible to “false latching” so that users think they are properly belted when in reality they are not. In this case, a 16-year-old driver lost control of her 1999 Kia Sephia and it crashed. During the accident her seatbelt buckle failed, she was ejected from the vehicle and died from her injuries.