James O'Toole

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James N. O'Toole is a founding member of Smith O'Toole & Brooke.  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 in estate planning, family law, white collar criminal matters, personal and property damage claims, workers compensation and 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 battles in the boardroom and courtroom, as well as planning to avoid those battles, Mr. O'Toole has learned that keeping an open mind, listening, and learning from the client produces the best results. 

 If you would like to contact Mr. O'Toole directly he can be reached at [email protected] 


  • Efficient and ready to go to bat for you

    Mr. O'Toole went above and beyond for us and our case. He was well prepared and made sure we were as well. He kept us updated on everything and was quick to respond with any questions we had. I never had to worry about a thing because he was on top of everything! If you don't hire O'Toole, then y...
  • An Excellent Attorney - I cannot say enough about him! Thank you!

    I first "met" with James over a phone conversation regarding a contract breach that my employer was attempting. I expected a short answer. Instead, he spent a lengthy period with me on the phone trying to understand my case and guide me. He really knew his stuff and really cared about me and my s...
  • Best lawyer

    Mr. O'Toole is a must have. He made me feel like I was his only client with his quick response threw text, email or phone! He coached me threw the process and prepared me for court. Amazing attorney, look no further!

We Fight For Your Rights

When you need aggressive and experienced trial advocates or corporate attorneys, Smith, O’Toole and Brooke are the clear choice. With nearly 50 years of trial and business experience and their consistent record of success the lawyers of Smith, O’Toole and Brooke are the ones you want on your side when you are going to battle.

Serving All Of Central Kentucky

Smith, O’Toole and Brooke provide expert legal services in every county in Kentucky with a focus on helping people with their legal needs in the Central Kentucky area. Smith, O’Toole and Brooke have a track record of success in helping people achieve their legal goals and overcome their legal problems.