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Ted O’Toole is an experienced litigator who defends global manufacturers in complex product liability litigation. Clients from a diverse array of industries, including pharmaceutical, medical device and industrial manufacturers, look to him for his unique international experience and strategically aggressive approach to resolving disputes. Ted’s defense experience extends to automotive product liability, consumer warranty and general liability cases as well.

Ted has represented clients through all phases of the litigation process, from pre-suit through trial and post-trial matters. He has conducted investigations and risk assessments, determined litigation strategy in multi-plaintiff and class actions, and managed experts. Ted has briefed and argued motions and appeals, conducted arbitrations and negotiated settlements in catastrophic cases throughout the country. 

Ted previously spent ten years as senior counsel to a global insurance company based in Germany. In that role, he managed and resolved lawsuits brought against insured companies from across the European continent. Having spent extended periods of time living in Germany and Switzerland, Ted speaks fluent German and French in addition to his native English. 

In his free time, Ted enjoys telemark and alpine skiing and is an accomplished guitarist. Ted is also a competitive cyclist; he has also planned, organized and led cycling tours throughout Europe


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2008

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


  • St. John's University, B.S., 2000

    Major: Environmental Science

    Honors Program

    Full Academic Scholarship

    Dean’s List

  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 2007

    Dean’s List

    Academic Scholarship

    First in Class: International Law, National Security Law

  • University of Fribourg, 1999

    Fribourg, Switzerland

    Alliance Française Diploma

    Focus: German and French

Professional Associations

    • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • New York American Inn of Court
    • New York State Bar Association


  • German
  • French
  • Swiss-German
  • Italian