Toby D. Brown

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified Civil Trial Specialist

Toby Brown




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Amanda Cotton 

Debby Baggett

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Starr Golden 

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  • Education
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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 thirty 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 his B.S. degree 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.

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

Toby and his wife Shannon live in Daphne, Alabama. They have two daughters, Erin and Katie.

Featured Results

  • $140 million jury verdict for wrongful death of a patient
  • $108 million jury verdict in hazardous waste case
  • $40 million jury verdict defective seatbelt case
  • $10.25 million settlement for workplace injury
  • $9 million class action settlement for fraud
  • $8 million settlement for industrial accident case
  • $7 million settlement for defective tire case
  • $6.5 million settlement for client injured in head-on collision
  • $5 million jury verdict for wrongful death for carbon monoxide poisoning
  • $4 million jury verdict in medical malpractice case
  • $2.75 million jury verdict for medical malpractice
  • Numerous other confidential settlements

Recognition & Awards

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified Civil Trial Specialist (2000 – present)
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow (2008 – present)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow (2020 – present)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow (2021 –present)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member (2007 – present)
  • Benchmark Litigation, “Litigation Star” (2014 - 2023)
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Listed (2011 – present)
    • Named “Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs” (2019 and 2023)
  • National Law Journal
    • Top 100 Jury Verdicts in America
      • Jury verdict in 2012 for $140 million in medical malpractice / wrongful death case
      • Jury verdict in 2011 for $40 million in product liability case
      • Jury verdict in 2007 for $108 million in landfill contamination case
  • Lawdragon
    • 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers (2021-present)
  • Super Lawyers
    • Listed as one of the Top Plaintiff Attorneys in Alabama / Mid-South Region (Top 5% of attorneys in Alabama recognized)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ 5.0/5.0 Peer Rating
  • $140 Million Verdict for Wrongful Death of a Patient
  • $108 Million Verdict in Hazardous Waste Case
  • $40 Million Defective Seatbelt Case
  • $10.25 Million Workplace Injury at Target
  • $6.5 Million Client Injured in Head-On Collision
  • $5 Million Verdict for Carbon Monoxide Death
  • $4 Million Verdict Against Hospital Pharmacy for Fatal Dose
  • $2.75 Million Verdict for Medical Malpractice
  • $1 Million Consumer Fraud Case
  • $875,608 Verdict for Man Hit By Truck
  • Confidential Settlement Reached in Tire Explosion Case
  • Confidential Fatal Rollover Accident Due to Tire De-treading
  • Confidential Settlement for a Husband and Wife in Track-Trailer Rig Collision
  • Confidential Consumer Fraud Class Action Settled With Auto Mart
  • Confidential Woman Reaches Settlement Over Collision With 18-Wheel Truck
  • Confidential Man Reaches Settlement Over 18-Wheeler Truck Collision
  • Confidential Collision With Illegally-Parked Truck
  • Confidential Collision With Improperly Secured Vehicle
  • Confidential Settlement for Man Rear-Ended by Truck
  • Confidential Medication Error Case
  • Confidential Tire Tread Separation Case
  • Confidential Ford Explorer/Firestone Tire Rollover
  • Confidential Settlement Defective Paper-Baling Machine
  • Confidential Negotiated Settlement for Brain-Damaged Football Player
  • Confidential Settlement Reached With Trucking Company for Family of Man Killed in Collision
  • Confidential Rear-End Accident Causing Severe Injuries


  • University of South Alabama, B.S., cum laude, 1990
  • University of Alabama, J.D., 1993


  • Court Admissions
    • Admitted to the Alabama Bar (1993 – present)
    • Admitted to the Mississippi Bar (2017 – present)
  • Bar Associations
    • Mobile County Bar Association, Member (1993 – present)
    • Baldwin County Bar Association, Member (2015 – present)
  • Professional Organizations
    • Alabama Association for Justice (formerly known as the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association)
      • President (2009 – 2010)
      • Member (1993 – present)
      • Executive Committee (1994-2009; 2011-present)
      • TRIAL Trustee (2013 to present)
    • Southern Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, Member (1998 – present)
    • Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
      • President (2009)
      • Member (1994 – present)
      • Charter Member of the Foundation’s “Pioneers for Justice” (2010)

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