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Desmond Vaughn Tobias

Personal injury Attorney at Mobile, AL

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also known as Desi Tobias

  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 34 years
    Florida - FL 35 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1989
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1987
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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More than 30 years ago, he began his law career serving with the Florida Attorney General in Tallahassee, Fla. In 1989, he returned to his hometown of Mobile, Ala. to begin practicing law with an insurance defense firm. Since 1995, Desi’s practice has focused exclusively on the representation of injured victims. During his career, he has tried more than 100 civil bench and jury trials.

A graduate of McGill-Toolen High School, Desi attended Washington and Lee University prior to The University of Alabama. He has served on the McGill-Toolen Catholic High School Advisory Board and the St. Mary School Advisory Board.

Desi was formerly on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Association for Justice and currently is on the Executive Committee of the Mobile Bar Association. He is the current chairman of the Mobile Bar Association Civil Practice Committee for State and County courts. Desi is a frequent lecturer at CLE seminars and has written on numerous litigation-related topics.

Desi is rated AV Preeminent® by his peers on Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating standard. He has also been selected to the 2019 - 2020, 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers list, an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys.

Desi has many successful verdicts and settlements including a $12.3 million settlement for a maritime injury case, a $12 million bench verdict for an industrial accident, and a $3.4 million award for a man blinded in a crane accident.

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  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Alabama
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  • Samford University Cumberland School of Law
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  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
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  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Chairman, Civil Practice Committee
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Honors and Awards

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
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Mobile Personal injury Lawyer Desmond Vaughn Tobias
Desmond Vaughn Tobias
Personal injury Attorney
Mobile, AL
Licensed for 35 years