Mr. Toland specializes in appellate practice with extensive experience handling appeals in state and federal court. He has substantial expertise in isolating and framing the most viable appellate issues, drafting clear and compelling briefs and presenting effective arguments. His goal is to achieve the most polished, professional and efficient presentation of an appeal. Mr. Toland has regularly appeared before all levels of state and federal appellate courts. He is frequently involved in trials to ensure that key issues are identified and preserved before, during and after trial. These efforts help expand the options if an appeal is necessary.
Mr. Toland has briefed and argued many high-profile appeals for national and multinational corporations faced with complex issues. He often presses how the law should be developed or changed in a given area, from appropriate measures to limit the recovery of punitive damages in product liability litigation, to the admissibility of expert testimony, to nationwide personal jurisdiction in civil RICO Act cases, to the constitutionality of state laws on various grounds.
Mr. Toland is also experienced in appellate practice that resides beyond the realm of traditional channels, such as through interlocutory appeals of collateral orders, mandamus, extraordinary applications and other means to achieve immediate review.
His practice has represented automotive and chemical manufacturers in product liability litigation, doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation and a wide variety of clients in commercial, constitutional, insurance coverage and construction litigation. Mr. Toland has represented clients in product liability litigation throughout the United States.
Mr. Toland was one of the founding editors of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal and clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania after graduating from law school.
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Villanova School of Law, J.D.
Berklee School of Music, B.A. cum laude