James N. O'Toole is a founding member of Smith & O'Toole, PLLC. He has served as a trusted legal advisor for business owners and individuals since 1995 with clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to $800M conglomerates.
In the business world, Mr. O'Toole handles everything from business formation to litigation, supplier negotiations to collections, succession planning to divestment. He prides himself on taking the time to fully understand his client's needs and formulating an effective plan to accomplish his client's goals.
For individuals, Mr. O'Toole applies a similar approach and invests himself into fully understanding the client's situation before determining how best to help them. With a wealth of experience handling family law matters such as divorce and custody battles, criminal matters, personal and property damage claims or even workers compensation or employment matters, James prides himself on handling personal matters with compassion and understanding.
Mr. O'Toole was immersed in the highly competitive automotive supplier battlefield from his first days as an attorney. Providing legal counsel to individuals, manufacturers, machine tool builders and sales and marketing companies gave Mr. O'Toole a well-rounded understanding of the diverse needs of different clients.
There is a common thread that runs through every matter handled by Mr. O'Toole – the client comes to him in their time of need for help with a problem they can't solve on their own. Over the years, and through the experience of having been through battles in the boardroom and courtroom, Mr. O'Toole has learned that keeping an open mind, listening, and learning from the client produces the best results.