Anne Carrion Toale, Esq. is a named partner at mctlaw where she specializes in vaccine injury law. Ms. Toale has worked in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for nineteen years. Her track record is nearly flawless.
Ms. Toale has always been a natural litigator. At the age of sixteen, she had her first day in court when she fought a parking ticket. Young Ms. Toale took pictures of the parking space and showed how the officer wrongly ticketed her. Without a lawyer and in front of a judge, sixteen-year-old Anne, won her first case.
Anne Toale Vaccine Injury Lawyer of the Year Article
In her legal career, Ms. Toale has worked in private practice in both plaintiff personal injury and insurance defense firms; as an appellate Assistant Attorney General, a Special Assistant County Attorney, and an enforcement attorney for the Department of Revenue. When asked, “Why do you think you’re a successful attorney in the vaccine injury program,” it takes Ms. Toale a few moments. At first, she plucks a holiday card off her desk and reads the heartfelt thank you from a recent client. It’s clear from their words what she does truly helps people. She then opens a drawer filled with cards and handwritten notes from her desk. She has kept all of the cards she has ever gotten from clients. “Practicing law for 30 years, and through my own personal life experiences, I have really developed a great deal of empathy for people who are in pain, and suffering.” She can’t reverse the damage the injuries have caused them or give them back lost time, but she can make sure they get the money they deserve and need. She knows what’s at stake and those thank you cards are a reminder she’s fighting for her clients’ futures.
Ms. Toale has extensive experience litigating vaccine injury cases. Early in her career, she won a payout of $61 million dollars over the expected lifetime of a child who experienced a severe and debilitating reaction to the DTaP vaccine. This vaccine case was scientifically complicated and the child’s future needs were extensive. “Without legal representation, it could have turned out very differently,” says Ms. Toale. “That is why we strongly recommend that anyone considering filing a vaccine claim hire an attorney who is experienced in vaccine cases to represent them, especially since there is no cost to victims at all.”
Ms. Toale is admitted to the Florida Bar, the Middle District of Florida, the Southern District of Florida, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Federal Circuit.
In addition to serving as a past president of the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association, Ms. Toale was recently invited to become a member of the exclusive National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers group and attended the 2020 National Trial Lawyers Summit, an annual gathering of the most outstanding civil plaintiff and criminal defense attorneys in America.
In 2020, Ms. Toale was selected for inclusion in the National Trial Lawyers’ Products Liability Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25, an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding Products Liability claims. Members of the Products Liability Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, and performance in their area of specialty.
Although Ms. Toale spends a good majority of her time reading medical articles to understand her clients’ conditions and equip them with a solid case, she also enjoys researching butterflies and native plants and has designed four pollinator gardens of her own. She also enjoys spending time with her two grown sons, unwinding with yoga, hiking, and traveling.
Selected Awards, Publications, and Presentations
2022 Vaccine Injury Petitioner Bar Conference – Presentation Topic: Attorney’s Fees – Reasonable Basis
2022 Vaccine Boot Camp – Presentation Topic: Significant Aggravation Claims
2022 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Vaccine Injury Litigation Group co-chair
2022 Navigating Vaccine Injury Litigation During a Global Pandemic: The VICP, CICP, and COVID-19
2021 Vaccine Boot Camp – Presentation Topic: Types of Vaccine Claims: On-Table, Off-Table and Significant Aggravation
Interview with 18DegreesNorth about the establishment of a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in Jamaica
2021 Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award
2020 United States Court of Federal Claims 31st Annual Judicial Conference Vaccine Panel – Selected by Chief Special Master to represent Petitioner’s Bar
2020 Lawyer Monthly Vaccine Injury, USA
2019 Vaccine Boot Camp – Presentation Topic: Table vs. Non-table Injuries, SPU and Significant Aggravation
2018 Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award- Vaccine Injury
2017 Vaccine Injury Petitioner Bar Conference – Presentation Topic: Attorney’s Fees
2017 Vaccine Injury Petitioner Bar Conference – Presentation Topic: Cross-examination of HHS Experts
2016 Vaccine Injury Lawyer of the Year Award – Finance Monthly
2016 Lawyer Monthly, “Thought Leader – Vaccine Injury”
2016 Vaccine Boot Camp – Presentation Topic: Attorney’s Fees and Costs
2016 Vaccine Injury Petitioner Bar Conference – Presentation Topic: Significant Aggravation Claims
2015 Vaccine Injury Petitioner Bar Conference – Presentation Topic: Case Law Update
2014 Vaccine Injury Petitioner Bar Conference – Presentation Topic: Burden of Proof
2013 Vaccine Injury Petitioner Bar Conference – Authored Presentation Topic: Litigative Risk Settlements
“Vaccine Court is a Little-Known but Important Venue,” Sarasota County Bar Association Newsletter
Recent Vaccine Injury Decisions
Case Number 16-1677V: Influenza (“Flu”) Vaccine; Transverse Myelitis (“TM”)
Case Number 17-511V: Flumist Influenza (“flu”) Vaccine; Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (“PTS”)
Case Number 16-1562V: Influenza (Flu) Vaccine; Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
Case Number 15-1067V: Influenza (“flu”); Guillain-Barré Syndrome (“GBS”)
Case Number 14-874V: Influenza (“flu”) Vaccine, Tetanus-Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (“Tdap”); Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis (“LeV”)