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 from Loyola University cum laude 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. At that time, he 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 Hubbel, the agency which provides attorneys’ ratings throughout the United States. He is also 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 and only four (4) lawyers in Polk County, Florida.
Mr. O’Toole is a former President of the Wilson American Inns of Court, an invitation only group of judges and lawyers dedicated to returning civility to the practice of law. He is also a former 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 on the subject of State and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, as well as a member with Eagle status in the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.
Mr. O’Toole is admitted to practice law in Florida and Louisiana as well as before the United States District Courts and the Courts of Appeal within these states. The Law Offices of Neal L. O’Toole, P.A., are located in the historic E. A. Law building on Main Street in Bartow, one (1) block from the Polk County Courthouse.