JAMES C. TOTH, ESQ.

I decided to become a lawyer because I wanted to learn the language of law and to assist people with interpretation. I am a true believer in the fact that knowledge is power. I like the challenges presented by the variety of cases. My strengths are my organizational skills, service and my willingness to obtain the best deal for my clients, even in the face of opposition from judges.

Prior to starting this firm, I worked in general law practice with four other attorneys representing clients in criminal law, family law, bankruptcy, personal injury and general litigation. I also worked in U.S. customs service in Washington D.C. for a year, as an insurance agent for a year, and also in the St. Clair county jail. These experiences have helped me represent clients I meet on a day-to-day basis.

I attend at least three or more seminars per year in family law, auto accident, and bankruptcy law due to the laws constantly changing.

Education:
Wayne State University, Juris Doctorate, 1994
Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1989
Marysville High School, 1984

Memberships:
State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Illinois
Lapeer County Bar Association
St. Clair County Bar Association
Macomb County Bar Association
Delta Theta Phi International Law Fraternity
Michigan Court of Appeals
Michigan Supreme Court
United States District Court
American Bankruptcy Institute

Law Related Success:
Lapeer County Bar Association President
Dean of Metro Detroit Delta Theta Phi International Law Fraternity
Won sole custody of daughter for father
2006 resolved auto accident for in excess of $800,000
2005 Filed over 200 Bankruptcies
Obtained jury trial verdict in Lapeer County for $100,000
I represented a client who raised deer in Michigan. The deer were in a large enclosure but
   a next door neighbor was frightening the deer by allowing her dogs to run around the
   fence line. This would prompt the frightened deer to run into the fence, causing damage
   to internal organs. At trial, we proved that by not keeping her dogs restrained, the negligence
   led to injuries and death of the deer. My client received a $100,000 jury verdict as a result.
   The case was appealed and we won in the court of appeals.
Another client of mine was charged with criminal sexual conduct (which was a life offense)
   and I worked to have it reduced to a misdemeanor.

Hobbies:
I enjoy traveling, reading, playing racquetball, working out, movies and spending time outside
in the summer.

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