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Toby D. Brown

  • Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

EMAIL
tdb@cunninghambounds.com

T (251) 471 6191T (251) 471 6191 F (251) 479 1031

Paralegal
Amanda Cotton
apc@cunninghambounds.com


Paralegal
Jebbie Austin
jra@cunninghambounds.com


Legal Secretary
Starr Golden
sbg@cunninghambounds.com

Toby Brown is a tenacious litigator who has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients over the course of his career.  Unwavering in his commitment, Toby has earned national recognition as a top trial attorney and is known for his work in representing clients during some of the most traumatic and transformational times in their lives.  For over twenty two years, he has successfully handled a wide variety of cases including medical malpractice, consumer products defects, road design defects, industrial accidents, trucking and automobile accidents, admiralty and maritime law, environmental pollution and fraud just to name a few.  His diverse courtroom experience includes serving as lead and co-lead counsel on: a $108 million verdict against a chemical plant for illegally disposing of hazardous waste; a $40 million verdict against a major automobile manufacturer for the death of a 16-year-old girl for failure to recall a defective seatbelt buckle; and a $140 million verdict against a hospital and its outsourced medical transcription company for a woman’s death caused by a transcription error that led to a fatal medication dosage.

Born in Mobile, Alabama, Toby received B.S. degree, cum laude, from the University of South Alabama, and his J.D. degree from the University of Alabama. Toby is an active member of the community, having served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Mobile Metropolitan YMCA and as Chairman of the Administrative Board, the Board of Trustees, and Stewardship for Spanish Fort United Methodist Church. He enjoys coaching youth sports (basketball, softball, and baseball) in Spanish Fort and Daphne.

In addition to his involvement in the community, Toby has also been selected to numerous leadership positions in the legal community including President, of the Alabama Association for Justice and President for the Alabama Civil Foundation.

He is married to the former Shannon Godwin of Mobile, and they reside in Daphne, Alabama with their two daughters.

Recognition & Awards

  • Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Listed annually in Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top plaintiff attorneys in Alabama / Mid-South Region  (Top 5% of attorneys in Alabama recognized)
  • Listed annually in The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Benchmark Plaintiff named him a "Litigation Star" in its national rankings of personal injury attorneys
  • Top 100 jury verdicts in America as compiled and published by the National Law Journal and VerdictSearch:
    • Jury verdict in 2007 for $108 million in landfill contamination case
    • Jury verdict in 2011 for $40 million in product liability case
    • Jury verdict in 2012 for $140 million in medical malpractice/wrongful death case
  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0/5.0 Peer Rating

Significant Verdicts

$140 Million Verdict for Wrongful Death of a Patient Due to Medical Transcription Errors

Juno v. Douglas A. Amare, M.D., et al. | Baldwin County, Alabama, Circuit Court | Case No. CV-2008-901100

Cunningham Bounds’ attorneys obtained a $140 million wrongful death verdict against Thomas Hospital and its outsourced medical transcription ...

$108 Million Verdict in Hazardous Waste Case

Dirt Inc. v. ShawCor Ltd., et al. | Mobile County Circuit Court | Case No. CV-05-001523

Cunningham Bounds represented Dirt Inc., a construction and demolition waste landfill, in its allegations against ShawCor Ltd., Halliburton and oth...

$40 Million Verdict in Defective Seatbelt Case

Leytham v. Kia Motors of America | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Case No. CV-2006-002263

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds achieved a $40 million dollar wrongful death verdict against Kia Motors of America, Inc., Kia Motors Corporation...

$10.25 Million Verdict for Man Against Target over Workplace Injury

Scheurer v. Target Corporation | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Case No. CV-04-1049

Cunningham Bounds secured a $10.25 million verdict (and subsequent confidential settlement) for a worker at the Target distribution center in Hunts...

$6,500,000 Recovered for Client Injured in Head-On Collision

A.S. v. Smith Oil Company, Inc., Dennis Eugene Endsley, Jr., and Federated Mutual Insurance Company | Caddo Parish, Louisiana, 1st Judicial District Court | Case No. 582086

Several weeks before a jury trial was to take place in Shreveport, Louisiana, Cunningham Bounds' attorneys obtained a $6,500,000 settlement on beha...

$4 Million Verdict Against Hospital Pharmacy for Fatal Dose

Larrimore v. Springhill Memorial Hospital | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-2002-3205

Cunningham Bounds’ attorneys secured a $4 million jury verdict against hospital pharmacy for giving bad dosing information to an emergency ro...

$2.75 Million Verdict for Medical Malpractice

Reynolds v. Mobile Infirmary Association, Mobile Emergency Group, P.C. and Dr. Russ Tongco | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-01-2075-JRL

The firm achieved a $2.75 million verdict for the estate of a 70-year-old woman on Coumadin who died of an acute subdural hematoma after having pre...

$1 Million Verdict in Consumer Fraud Case

Lewis v. Auto Mart of the Southeast, et al. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-93-3292

Cunningham Bounds obtained a million dollar verdict in this consumer fraud case.

$875,608 Jury Verdict for Man Hit By Truck

Cole v. BellSouth | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-97-2700

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds obtained a $875,608 jury verdict for a victim who suffered significant back injury as a result of being rear-end...

Settlement for a Husband and Wife in Track-Trailer Rig Collision

Moorer v. Boasso America Trucking | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-2000-2730

Cunningham Bounds reached a confidential settlement for a husband and wife who received severe injuries after colliding with the trailer of a tract...

Consumer Fraud Class Action Settled With Auto Mart

Anderson v. Auto Mart of the Southeast, Inc. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-95-4274

Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement of this consumer fraud class action case.

Woman Reaches Settlement Over Collision With 18-Wheel Truck

Reed v. Indian River Transportation | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-08-900422

Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement for a woman injured after being rear-ended by an Indian River 18-wheel truck.

Man Reaches Settlement Over 18-Wheeler Truck Collision

Coffman v. Pitts & Sons | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-05-033

The firm negotiated a settlement for a man who collided with an unlit 18-wheeler that was turning left on Highway 43.

Man Reaches Settlement Over Collision With Illegally-Parked Truck

Hale v. Allied Van Lines | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-99-2172

Cunningham Bounds negotiated a settlement for a man who was significantly injured after striking an unlit truck that was parked illegally.

Man Reaches Settlement Over Collision With Improperly Secured Vehicle

Rogers v. L & M Towing, Inc., et al. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-2007-900138

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement for a man who was hit by an improperly secured vehicle that rolled off a to...

Settlement for Man Rear-Ended by Truck

Ladner v. Bailey, et al. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-98-2195-CNG

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a settlement for a man who was injured when rear-ended by a Prime Service Inc. truck driver who had a...

Settlement Reached for the Family of a Man Crushed Between Two Barges

Mary McFall, as Administratrix of the Estate of Gary Anthony McFall, deceased v. American Commercial Lines, L.L.C.; American Commercial Lines Holdings, L.L.C.; American Commercial Barge Line, L.L.C.; Louisiana Dock Company, L.L.C. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-2001-0494-FDM

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement for the family of a Jones Act Seaman crushed to death between two barges.

Settlement Negotiated in Medication Error Case

Rudolph v. Harco | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-97-039

Cunningham Bounds reached a settlement for the victim of a misfilled prescription of Prednisone.

Settlement Reached in Tire Tread Separation Case

Ebanks v. The Kelly-Springfield Tire Company, et al. | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Case No. CV-2000-2151

Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement for paraplegic as a result of an accident caused by a tire tread separation on an LT 235 85 ...

Settlement Reached in Tire Explosion Case

Daniel v. Pandora Manufacturing, Inc., et al. | Baldwin County, Alabama | Case No. CV-98-1113

The firm negotiated a confidential settlement in the wrongful death case of a plaintiff who died when a tire, which had been recently repaired with...

Settlement Negotiated in Ford Explorer/Firestone Tire Rollover

O'Brien v. Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., et al. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-2001-2973

The firm negotiated a confidential settlement in this case involving a Firestone Wilderness AT tire/Ford Explorer rollover which resulted in perman...

Negotiated Settlement Over Defective Paper-Baling Machine

Kimble v. Balemaster | U.S. District Court for the Southern District, Southern Division | Case No. CV-94-0034-AH-S

Cunningham Bounds negotiated a settlement in this product liability/industrial accident case that involved nip point/loss of fingers in a paper-bal...

Negotiated Settlement for Brain-Damaged Football Player

Hall v. Watson, et al. | Baldwin County, Alabama | Case No. CV-93-166

The firm negotiated a confidential settlement for a high school student severely brain damaged as a result of an illegal tackling drill at the dire...

Settlement Negotiated for Man over Fatal Tire Detreading

William Bush, Individually and as Personal Representative, etc., et al. v. Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC, Ford Motor Company, et al. | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2006-001771

A 2009 confidential settlement of a case where a rear tire detread resulted in loss of control of Ford vehicle, which caused rollover, ejection and...

Settlement reached with trucking company for family of man killed in collision

Estate of Kenith “Wade” Ivey v. YRC Worldwide, Inc., YRC Inc. d/b/a YRC Freight

In 2017, the attorneys of Cunningham Bounds reached a settlement with YRC Trucking on behalf of the family of Wade Ivey, senior pastor at Inspire C...

Publications

Feb 05, 2015 | Presentation

Types of Product Liability Claims to Consider

A summary of all facets of Product Liability and aspects to consider when analyzing an incident.

Nov 01, 2012 | Article

The Limited Scope of Contributory Negligence in AEMLD-Crashworthiness Cases

An article that touches on the role of Contributory Negligence in Crashworthiness-Based Product Liability cases.

News

Oct 20, 2017

Cunningham Bounds Recognized as Leading Litigation Law Firm in Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. – Benchmark Litigation announced its 2018 directory of leading law firms and the personal injury firm of Cunningham Bounds, LLC ...

Aug 21, 2017

Business Alabama Magazine Features Cunningham Bounds in Top Dollar Jury Awards Article

Top Dollar Jury Awards By:  Cara Clark, Business Alabama Magazine Published:  August 2017  An article in the August 2017 edition of...

Aug 15, 2017

Lawyers of Cunningham Bounds Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

MOBILE, Ala. – Twelve personal injury attorneys with Cunningham Bounds, LLC law firm have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The ...

Dec 20, 2016

All Partners of Cunningham Bounds Receive 2016 Super Lawyers Ranking

Mobile, Ala. – All the partners of Cunningham Bounds, LLC were selected to the 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers list of outstanding attorney...

Nov 14, 2016

Cunningham Bounds Named One of Alabama’s Leading Litigation Firms

MOBILE, Ala. – Benchmark Litigation has published its 2017 directory of leading law firms and the personal injury firm of Cunningham Bounds, ...

Aug 15, 2016

Lawyers of Cunningham Bounds Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

MOBILE, Ala. – Thirteen personal injury lawyers with the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in T...

Jun 15, 2016

Cunningham Bounds Recovers $6,500,000 for Client Injured in Head-On Collision

Employed by a contractor in Mobile County, Alabama, the plaintiff was working a “shutdown” at an industrial plant in Shreveport, Louisi...

Oct 27, 2015

Benchmark Litigation Names Cunningham Bounds a Leading Law Firm

MOBILE, Ala. – In its 2016 rankings of America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, Benchmark Litigation named Cunningham Bounds, ...

Aug 18, 2015

Attorneys of Cunningham Bounds Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® 2016

MOBILE, Ala. – Thirteen lawyers from the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers ...

Jul 08, 2015

All Cunningham Bounds Partners Named to Alabama Super Lawyers

All the partners of Cunningham Bounds, LLC have been named to the annual list of Alabama Super Lawyers & Rising Stars.  The Super Lawyers ...

Sep 15, 2013

The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Includes Cunningham Bounds’ Attorneys

MOBILE, Ala. – Ten lawyers from the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Am...

May 10, 2013

Ten Attorneys with Cunningham Bounds Named to Super Lawyers 2013

MOBILE, Ala. – Ten attorneys with Cunningham Bounds, LLC have been selected to the 2013 Alabama Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than f...

Feb 04, 2013

$140 million verdict against Thomas Hospital was 7th largest in U.S. last year

By Brendan Kirby | bkirby@al.com  on February 04, 2013 at 3:36 PM, updated February 04, 2013 at 4:18 PM  http://blog.al.com/live/2013/02/...

Jan 12, 2013

Top Ten (#7) Jury Verdicts of 2012: Anger over outsourced medical transcription errors yields $140M

Anger over outsourced medical transcription errors yields $140M Sharon Juno died because of a typo. A lifelong diabetic, Juno had her insulin dosag...

Dec 17, 2012

Baldwin County jury hands down $140M settlement

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) - A Baldwin County jury returned the largest civil judgment for wrongful death in the county’s history. Thursday, th...

Dec 16, 2012

Fatal Outsourcing? Thomas Hospital Hit with $140 Million Verdict in Death of Daphne Woman

BY: Brendan Kirby, Press-Register  BAY MINETTE, Alabama – The family of a Daphne woman who received a lethal dose of medicine due to an...

Dec 14, 2012

Jury Holds Hospital & Transcription Company Responsible for Fatal Medication Error: $140 Million Verdict

Bay Minette, Ala. – On December 13, 2012, a Baldwin County, Alabama, jury returned a $140 million wrongful death verdict against Thomas Hospi...

Sep 18, 2012

Ten Cunningham Bounds Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America®

MOBILE, Ala. -- Ten lawyers from the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Am...

Aug 01, 2012

Top Dollar Takedowns: Biggest Jury Awards in the Last Five Years

Cunningham Bounds is sited as "Some of the state’s most skillful plaintiff attorneys give their views of the their big wins—the 10 larg...

Mar 26, 2012

Cunningham Bounds' Verdict Ranked Among Nation's Top 100 Verdicts

Mobile, Ala. – The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds were recognized in the March 12th edition of The National Law Journal for achieving one of...

Sep 01, 2011

Nine Cunningham Bounds Attorneys Named as The Best Lawyers in America®

MOBILE, Ala. -- Nine lawyers from the firm Cunningham Bounds were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®...

Aug 19, 2011

Kia Hit for $40 Million for Death Caused by Defective Seat Belt Buckle

Mobile, Ala. – On June 23, 2011, after five years of litigation and two appeals to the Alabama Supreme Court, a Mobile County, Alabama jury ...

Jun 25, 2011

Mobile County Jury Slaps Kia With $40 Million Wrongful Death Verdict (Press-Register)

By Rena Havner Philips, Press-Register  Mobile, Ala. -- Parents of a Mobile County teenager who was killed in a car accident in 2004 received...

Jun 18, 2009

Toby Brown Sworn in as Alabama Association for Justice President

Sandestin, FL- Toby D. Brown, a partner with Cunningham Bounds, LLC in Mobile, Alabama, will be sworn in today as president of the Alabama Associa...

Jul 06, 2008

Mobile Press-Register Editorial By: Toby Brown

Editorial assault unjustified  The Press-Register's June 24 editorial, "Alabama needs to flee 'tort purgatory,"' is a continuation of an unj...

Jun 25, 2008

Lawyers give to charities: Nearly $40,000 donated to groups devoted to bettering children's lives

By GARY McELROY  Staff Reporter  The Alabama Civil Justice Foundation on Tuesday delivered nearly $40,000 in donations to Mobile area c...

Dec 02, 2001

Pharmacist Shortage Acute

From the Mobile Register  On Jan. 9, 1997, Shamika Rudolph of Mobile stopped by a Dauphin Street drugstore to get a prescription filled for ...

Aug 07, 2001

Inside The Firm

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2001 July 29, 2001  By GARY McELROY - Staff Reporter  Mobile Register  Three Mobile lawyers, with five paralegals ...

May 01, 1998

Supreme Court to Hear Two Cases at Two Today

The Montgomery Advertiser  Supreme Court to Hear Two Cases at Two Today  By Alvin Benn  TROY -- A Montgomery taxpayer who wants ...

Mar 21, 1996

DA Probing Used Car Decal Scam

Mobile County’s district attorney is investigating a Mobile used-car dealership that reportedly sold hundreds of lower-quality models altere...

Education

  • Admitted to the Bar in Alabama in 1993
  • University of South Alabama, B.S., cum laude, 1990
  • University of Alabama, J.D., 1993

Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Member of the Alabama State Bar
  • Member of the American Association of Justice
  • Member of the Mobile County Bar Association
  • Member of the Southern Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past President of the Alabama Association for Justice (formerly known as the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Past President of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation and Charter Member of the Foundation’s "Pioneers for Justice"
  • Mobile Metropolitan YMCA, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Coaching youth sports (basketball, softball and baseball) in Spanish Fort and Daphne
  • Spanish Fort United Methodist Church, Chairman of the Administrative Board, the Board of Trustees, and Stewardship

Reported Decisions

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