After graduating in the top of his class from law school, Mr. O’Toole decided that he needed real courtroom and trial experience. In 1997, he applied and became a prosecutor in the Broward County State Attorney’s Office. During his career as a prosecutor, Mr. O’Toole was quickly promoted from a misdemeanor prosecutor to a felony prosecutor. As a prosecutor, we learned to try complex cases ranging from DUI to Manslaughter.
It is during his time as a prosecutor that Mr. O’Toole found his niche as a trial lawyer. Mr. O’Toole tried over 100 cases as a prosecutor in front of a jury on his own. At one point, he had won 20 consecutive trials in a row. Moreover, Mr. O’Toole was recognized by his colleagues, defense attorneys, and judges as an outstanding trial attorney.
Mr. O’Toole decided to leave the State Attorney’s Office after having a disagreement with his superiors over charging a defendant with a rare crime. Mr. O’Toole did not feel the defendant deserved to be charged with the crime, his superiors did. This is when he decided to open a law firm dedicated to defending the rights of those accused with crimes.