William M. Toles

William M. Toles: Attorney with Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, L.L.P. AV stamp icon
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William Toles is recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent-rated attorney.

After trying more than 75 jury trials as an assistant Dallas city attorney, Mr. Toles joined another Dallas-area law firm in 1998 as a senior litigator and later name partner prior to coming to FSSV in 2012. He has handled more than 40 civil trials to a successful conclusion and jury verdict. Mr. Toles has trial experience throughout the state of Texas in tort litigation ranging from simple negligence cases to more complex premises liability, DTPA, commercial and contractual dispute matters.

Mr. Toles is active in his church and community. He is a member of the Steward Board of Christian Chapel CME Church. Mr. Toles has previously served as a United Way Grant Panel Member and Chairman, and he was a member of the Leadership Dallas Class of 2012 and a Class Advisor for the Leadership Dallas Class of 2013. He also serves as a board member for Rainbow Days. William is actively involved with Leadershape. He has previously served as a cluster facilitator at a national session, and a co-lead facilitator at the University of Texas (Austin) and The Ohio State University. Additionally, he has served as a Big Brother through the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District.

Mr. Toles is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars and was one of three course directors for the 2011 Advanced Personal Injury Course CLE, hosted by the State Bar of Texas. He is also a former member of the Washington and Lee Alumni Board. He currently serves as a Class Agent for his law school class, a member of the Dallas Chapter of the Washington and Lee University Board of Directors, President of the Law Council at Washington and Lee School of Law (2014-2015) and Chair of the Washington and Lee Law Annual Fund (2013-2014).

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Transportation
  • Trucking Liability
  • Construction Liability
  • Construction Defects
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Data Protection

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
972-934-9100  Phone
972-934-9200  Fax
University Attended:
Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1992
Law School Attended:
Washington & Lee School of Law, J.D., 1995
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1997, Texas
Dallas and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers; Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Dallas Area Regional Vice President); Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc; J.L. Turner Legal Association; American Board of Trial Advocates; Washington & Lee Law Council.
Birth Information:
Dallas, Texas, 1971
Reported Cases:
William's most recent defense verdict was in the Valdez v. Dollar General, et al case. Cause No. 33823 pending in the 223 Judicial District Court of Gray County, Texas before the Honorable Cleveland Waters. The demand at mediation was $800,000.00. Plaintiff and the worker's compensation Intervenor lowered their settlement demand to $400,000.00 at time of trial. William co-chaired with Ed Wright at the trial, and the jury's verdict was zero liability and zero damages.

Peer Reviews

4.6/5.0 (15 reviews)
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    Three Galleria Tower , 13155 Noel Road, Suite 1000
    Dallas, TX 75240-5090

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