Daniel P. O'Toole is one of New York's premier construction accident and catastrophic injury trial attorneys. He graduated from the Fordham University School of Law in 1992 and is admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars. Since that time he has focused on being a New York personal injury trial lawyer. 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 four years alone, personally Mr. O’Toole has settled in excess of $160,000,000.00 in personal injury cases. In the last 15 years, Mr. O’Toole has obtained 95 settlements and verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.
Four times in the last 8 years, Mr. 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 known personal injury settlement ever in New York). Mr. O’Toole’s settlements for the years 2013 and 2014 totaled $98,000,000.00. 2015 has proved to be no less successful. 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 and 2014, Mr. O’Toole and his colleagues at Block O’Toole & Murphy, LLP posted more top 25 settlements than any other firm in New York.
Mr. O’Toole has been selected by his peers to be included in New York’s Best Lawyers for 2014, 2015 and again for 2016. In 2008 through 2015 Mr. O'Toole was also elected as a "Super Lawyer" in New York State, recognizing him as one of the top 5% of New York personal injury lawyers. In 2009 through 2014, Mr. O'Toole was named by the American Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the nation. In 2010, Mr. O'Toole was appointed to the New York County Democratic Judicial Screening Panel. He was also named to the Irish Legal 100, recognizing the top Irish American lawyers in the United States.
In 2011, Mr. O’Toole was honored by the Brehon Law Society in New York as Lawyer of the Year and in 2012 was honored by the Institute of Jewish Humanities as Lawyer of the Year. In March of 2013, Mr. O’Toole was honored by the Brooklyn to Alaska Project (a group that sends young men from Brooklyn to Alaska every summer to experience the Alaskan wilderness) as Man of the Year.
In December 2013 and again in 2014, Mr. O’Toole was selected by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as a Top 10 Attorney in New York State.