Mr. Toner has over 30 years of experience in trying complex and high exposure civil cases in the State and Federal Courts in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.  Mr. Toner’s experience includes mass disaster litigation (MDL), complex products liability, construction accidents, medical and professional malpractice, insurance coverage disputes, fraud and general liability cases involving high exposure claims for personal injury and property damages.  As a founding member of the firm, Mr. Toner’s skill both in and out of the Courtroom has resulted in significant victories for clients and the continued growth of the firm.

 

Education:

  • 1982 J.D.  New England Law

  • 1978 B.S.  Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

Experience:

  • Practicing attorney for over 30 years

  • Has tried over 100 jury trial cases to verdict, handling cases through appellate arguments

  • Began his career in managing high exposure excess and surplus claims litigation, reinsurance, subrogation and in-house claims management, on a national level, for a global high-risk excess insurance carrier

 

Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • United States District Courts- Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York

  • Federal Courts in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts

  • New York State Bar

  • Connecticut State Bar

  • Massachusetts State Bar

 

Honors:

  • Recognized as an expert in Civil Trial Advocacy by The National Board of Trial Advocacy.

  • Recognized as one of New York’s “Super Lawyers” annually since 2008.

  • Lecturer to physicians as part of their medical/legal education in malpractice avoidance.

  • Guest commentator on trial tactics on “Court TV”.

 

Memberships:

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

  • Defense Research Institute—member of subcommittees on: Trial Tactics; Insurance; and Medical Malpractice

  • Defense Association of New York

  • Claims Association of New York

  • New York County, Kings County and Bronx County Bar Associations—serving on the Judicial Screening Committees of the New York and Bronx Bar Associations; as well as other subcommittees of the Kings County Bar Association.

  • Legislative Committee of the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association

Stephen B. Toner

Partner

 

212-482-0001x128

s.toner@russotoner.com

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