Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Toby has been a Texan since 1986. After graduating from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Toby attended law school at South Texas College of Law, where his studies concentrated on trial advocacy.
Toby has been helping both individuals and businesses for more than a decade, in Texas and beyond. Whether representing individuals or businesses, Toby’s litigation background proves invaluable in guiding clients through complex disputes. Toby assists business clients – beginning with entity formation and developing business-specific operating agreements – in building a solid foundation for extended business growth. Through strategic planning and risk analysis, Toby works closely with his clients as they grow and prosper. And, as a company grows and develops, Toby provides continued guidance and risk assessment in a variety of business transactions, investments and disputes. Given his extensive litigation experience and background, Toby can also successfully guide his clients through the challenges they face when some disputes require the filing of a lawsuit. No stranger to the courthouse, Toby has successfully litigated many cases in both state and federal courts on behalf of his clients.
In appreciation for his efforts and skill, Toby was selected in 2009 by his peers and clients as one of Houston’s Top “Lawyers for the People” in H Texas Magazine.
In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Toby was also recognized by Texas Monthly magazine as a Rising Star in the legal profession. Less than 2.5% of the attorneys in the state of Texas have been recognized as a Rising Star.
Toby was again recognized in 2013 and 2014 by H Texas Magazine as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers handling matters involving civil litigation.
In 2013, Toby was proud to be inducted as a Life Member in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum as well as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, organizations which recognize the top trial attorneys throughout the United States who have achieved outstanding results for their clients. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers belong to this prestigious group.
Toby’s practice since being licensed has focused on litigation and business consulting.
At home, Toby is the proud father to three energetic boys, and he is the husband to an amazing and busy wife. In addition to his practice, Toby also serves as a Sunday School teacher at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, a Member on the River Oaks Elementary Shared Decision Making Committee and as a baseball coach for his sons’ youth baseball teams.
Toby’s other practice-specific websites can be found at:
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Hourly ($250-400/hour), contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (10%)
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2004||09/22/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best of Houstonia: Top Attorney Civil Litigation||Houstonia Magazine||2015|
|Best Attorney in America||Rue Rankings||2015|
|Houston's Best Lawyers - Civil Litigation||H Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2015|
|Best Lawyer Houston - Civil Litigation||H Texas Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2014|
|Life Member||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2013|
|Life Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2013|
|Best Lawyer Houston - Civil Litigation||H Texas Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2011|
|Top Lawyer for the People||H Texas Magazine||2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|Christian Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Houston Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Trial Lawyers for Public Justice||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||N/A|
|South Texas College of Law||Trial Advocacy||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Houston||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|