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Daniel O'Toole

Personal injury Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Daniel P. O'Toole


Licensed for 29 years

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About Daniel

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Daniel P. O'Toole is one of New York's premier personal injury trial attorneys, having obtained verdicts of $110,174,972.38, $32,756,055.00, $30,300,000.00, $20,181,000.00, and $14,000,000.00 among others. 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 addition to his landmark verdicts, Mr. O’Toole has settled in excess of nearly $325 million in personal injury cases in the past 5 years alone. A graduate of Fordham University School of Law, he is heavily involved in charitable work and has been instrumental in raising more than $5 million for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Recent notable cases include:

  • $110,174,972 for Cyclist Hit by Falling Beam During Subway Maintenance
     A 23-year-old man was biking through a public street in Bushwick, Brooklyn when he was hit by a falling railroad tie from the subway tracks above.
  • $32,756,156 for Vietnam Veteran Struck By Motor Vehicle
     Plaintiff was helping accident victims in an unrelated vehicle collision when another driver drove through the police barricade and struck the plaintiff.
  • $22,500,000 Settlement for Man Injured in Icy Roadway Car Accident
     A 33-year-old computer engineer was driving in the town of Somers, New York, when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle that lost control over a stretch of icy road.
  • $14,000,000 for Motorcyclist Struck By Truck
     After being struck by a truck, the plaintiff sustained a below-the-knee amputation.
  • $13,500,000 for Woman Hit by Company-Owned Car
     A pedestrian was catastrophically injured after being struck by a car driven by a pharmaceutical sales representative. This result was the largest reported settlement of a personal injury case in Suffolk County, New York.
  • $12,000,000 for Pedestrian Struck by Car
     Plaintiff was 5 years old at the time of the incident. He was standing on the sidewalk when 2 cars collided, causing one to strike him. Plaintiff received a structured settlement annuity with $71,643,000 as the expected payout upon a $12,000,000 settlement.
  • $12,000,000 Settlement for Worker Injured at Manhattan Construction Site
     Plaintiff, a Local 147 tunnel worker, was injured when he fell aproximately 40 feet during the 7 Train subway extension project.
  • $11,500,000 Settlement for Worker Who Suffered Severe Wrist Injuries
     Plaintiff, a 35-year-old construction worker, was injured as a result of defective machinery.

 

Learn more: www.blockotoole.com

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Licensed for 29 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1993
Updated 06/13/2022
State NJ
Status Administrative - Not authorized to practice
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Block O'Toole & Murphy
1 Penn Plaza
Suite 5315
New York, NY, 10119-5315

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Client's Choice 2017
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Daniel received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2017
Posted by Neil | January 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Day my Family's Life Changed
On October 23, 2012, My son was involved in a life threatening vehicle accident which resulted in Tramatic Brain Injury and an 8 month coma. Needless to say during this crisis the last thing you think about is hiring an attorney. Fortunately a very good friend urged me to hire an attorney immediately. The attorney he recommended was Dan O'Toole of the firm Block, O'toole and Murphy. Aprox. 4days following the accident Mr. O'toole and several members of his team arrived at the ICU Trauma Unit. We had a brief meeting prior to going into the ICU to see my boy. The most important aspect that still remains in my head is the compassion that was shown my family. Mr. O'toole demonstrated an incredible amount of knowledge regarding brain injuries and insight of current therapies and programs that later proved to be invaluable to my sons recovery. Its been a little over 4 years now and following a 1 year hospital admission my son has made tremendous progress and hopefully it will continue. Due to the nature of my son's injury he will require health care the rest of his life. Mr. O'toole's hard work and committment to my son's future welfare was without bound. All his hard work eventually secured a fair settlement and guarantee of health care for the rest of his life. Mr. O'toole unlike other attorneys personally stood by my family every step of the way. He was always available to us for consultations. I am forever thankful for choosing Mr. O'toole and his tireless staff.
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Posted by Slim | March 2, 2017
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Exceptional Lawyer
I had the pleasure and honor to be represented by Daniel O'Toole after a traumatic life changing car accident that happened in 2007 and resulted - so far - in 30 surgeries and over 8 months of stay in a hospital. In 2008, my first lawyer referred me to Dan as the case became too complicated and he knew that Dan was the man for the job. Dan and his team of lawyers, experts, reconstructive engineers and paralegals worked tirelessly for 6 years on a very complicated case. The whole process was an amazing one to watch - the attention to detail on the case and the attention to detail in caring for my whole family, was an incredible combination that brought us great comfort during years of crisis and uncertainty. While the monetary compensation can never offset the continuous pain that I live with, the record large settlement amount that Dan was able to attain does remove a financial burden for my family, and there is no price tag you can put on that. Dan truly cares about his clients, and their families, and we are proud to consider Dan a forever member of our family. I count my blessings to be able to write this review myself and thank God for having been able to have Dan to work on my case. There are no words that can describe the gratitude that me and my family have for Block, O’Toole and Murphy.
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Posted by Arben Dedaj | December 20, 2019
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Thank you to the moon and back !
Hello to all those who will read these words coming from my heart. I’m afraid my English skills do not allow me to properly express how wonderful everyone in this firm is but I will try my best. Daniel O‘Toole and his firm made it possible for me to be that one son that can say to his mother “Mom , I found the best people in the world and they fought very hard for you! Mom, better than this is not possible!” And you better believe that I did tell her that. The feeling of knowing that your mother was really taken care of 1000% cannot be expressed with words, dear people. It’s the best feeling in the word. Yes , I am a mamma’s boy and I saw my mother in a lot of pain and it was hard, it was heart breaking. And I did not want to let her down. The EXTRAORDINARY result was no surprise , those who know this firm also know that if they think they can help you, nothing can stop them. But what was really memorable about the entire experience is the fact that Daniel O’Toole treated my mother like it was her own. He really did. Before we met him professionals often brought up my mothers age when discussing things. Not Danny! Yes I know he’s a very important man in NYC, but I can call him Danny, because not only he showed my mother so much love and respect , he also showed me a lot of respect when he got to see how much I was trying to be helpful to mom!! I can go on and on about this new family we found . Yes they are a law firm but they treat you like family. Whether they’re meeting you in person, or you’re talking on the phone or email, from the nice people at the front desk and everyone that follows , they treat you like a family. You will feel very fortunate to meet a wonderful team up there. I would like to thank Attorney Kristian Krober, a brilliant attorney as well as Attorney Fred Aranki a real expert and all their wonderful clerical staff. My mom called me today saying (I’m translating) “I got a Christmas card from that nice man” she recognized Danny’s picture on the card. What more can I say. God bless all of you at Block, O ‘Tole & Murphy this Christmas. This world needs more of you. And to Danny, from my mom and I , Merry Christmas & Happy and Healthy New Year to your mom as well!
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2017
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BEST Attorney
I highly recommend BOM. Mr. Daniel O'Toole and Scott Occhiogrosso were very patient, friendly and explanatory. They were working on my father case day and night making sure that he will not only get compensated for pain and suffering but also had enough money for all future and ongoing medical bills. I am forever grateful that we found Mr. O'Toole. Without him and his amazing team fighting for my father I definitely would have gave up fighting insurance company and workers comp. Healing alone was a difficult process not only for my father but also for the entire family. Thank God Mr. O'Toole was there to cover the rest. I highly recommend him to anyone. He cares about client's best interest and he's not afraid to stand up and fight the good fight, no matter how long it takes. Once again thank you Mr. O'Toole, Scott and Ursula from the bottom of our hearts Wlodkowski Family
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2017
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Serdeczne pozdrowienia.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i dziekuje z poprowadzenie mojej sprawy. Uzyskane fundusze bardzo mi pomagają w dalszym zyciu a przede wszystkim w kontynuacji leczenia. Wraz ze swoja zaloga wiele dla mnie zrobiles i bede dozgonnie wdzieczny.
Posted by Nexhdet H. | January 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely outstanding trial attorney
I was very blest to meet Mr. Daniel O’Toole to represent me after I was the victim of an accident. Mr. Daniel O’Toole is honest and hard-working trial attorney and his staff were incredibly helpful, real people who treated me like family. I was extremely pleased in the  manner I was represented by a Mr. Daniel O’Toole. I could not be happier with the experience from start to finish. Absolutely outstanding trial attorney, without hesitation I would 100% recommend Mr. Daniel O’Toole to anyone who needs legal representation. Albanian language Une kam qene shume i bekuar kur kame njoftuar Zoteriun Daniel O'Toole per te me perfaqesuar ne lenden time pasi isha victim e nje aksidenti. Zoteriu Daniel O'Toole eshte i sinqerte dhe i shquar edhe stafi i tij ishin teper të sjellshem, njerez te vertete te cilet te trajtojn si familje. Isha jashtezakonisht i kenaqur ne menyren qe isha perfaqesuar nga Zoteriu Daniel O'Toole. Une kame qene i lumtur me eksperiencen time prej fillimit deri ne mbarim. Avokat absolutisht i shquar, pa hezitim 100% rekomandoj zoteriun Daniel O'Toole.
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Posted by Andrea | January 14, 2017
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Transformational trial lawyer
Daniel O’Toole is an “Olympian” for justice. He is an attorney with professional endurance, personal compassion, and a person of integrity. He is indeed a transformational trial lawyer.
Posted by Harry | January 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Dan O'Toole
Dan was not only a great lawyer, knowledgeable and professional, but he cared about us, his clients, personally. He took a personal interest in our case as well as our personal well being. He made what could have been a great tribulation into a tolerable and acceptable experience. He explained everything to us as we progressed through the entire legal process, putting our minds at ease and insuring that we were more than comfortable with the process. He was available to us 24/7, giving us all the time we needed. I can't recommend Dan highly enough.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Block O'Toole & Murphy
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Scranton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989
  • University of Scranton
  • MA - Masters
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • $110,174,972.38 Verdict for Cyclist Paralyzed by Falling Railroad Tie During Subway Maintenance
  • $110,174,972.38
  • $32,756,156 for Vietnam Veteran Struck By Motor Vehicle
  • $32,756,156
  • $22,500,000 Settlement for Man Injured in Icy Roadway Car Accident
  • $22,500,000
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Associations

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Labor Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • First Vice President - Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorney in New York State
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Man of the Year
  • Brooklyn to Alaska Project
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Attorney in New York State
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2013
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Institute of the Jewish Humanities
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Irish Legal 100
  • Irish Legal 100
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Man of the Year
  • Brehon Law Society- Irish Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Friend
"One of the top personal injury lawyers in New York because he cares so much about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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Personal injury Attorney | Dec 01
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Personal injury Attorney | Dec 01
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New York Personal injury Lawyer Daniel O'Toole
Daniel O'Toole
Personal injury Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 29 years
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