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Altom's Biography

Altom (“Al” and “Tom” combined – the names of his grandfathers) represents individuals across the United States in complex civil litigation. Altom founded Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. in 1999 to represent people and not insurance companies or multi-nationals. Today he serves as the managing partner of the Firm. The Firm actively represents clients in complex litigation from California to Maine, from Texas to Michigan, and from Alaska to Puerto Rico, and in all states and territories in-between.

Managing partner of Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. from 1999 to present.  The Firm consists of 13 attorneys conducting complex civil litigation nationwide with offices in Sarasota, Florida and Washington, DC.  Personal practice involves representing plaintiffs across the nation injured by medical products and in other complex litigation.  In 2008, personally filed the first lawsuit in the United States against a manufacturer regarding a defective metal on metal hip replacement.  Subsequently represented in litigation and resolved the cases of hundreds of patients with failed metal on metal hip replacements across the United States.  As part of the metal on metal hip replacement litigation took over 30 depositions of defendant employees in the United States and in Europe, including personally deposing the President and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson.  On behalf of a client with a severe vaccine adverse reaction, after personally conducting a trial on causation, obtained the largest judgment to date in the history of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

 

Litigator with the boutique law firm of Fogleman & Rosenkoetter, P.A., from 1996 to 1999, representing physicians in medical malpractice lawsuits and disciplinary proceedings throughout the State of Florida.

Education

SchoolMajorDegreeGraduated
New College of Florida Bachelor of Arts1993
University of FloridaJuris Doctorate 1996

Other Activities, Interests, and Memberships

2016 President of the United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association. The United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is a 501(c)(3) entity comprised of the private and Department of Justice attorneys that practice before the Court and supports the Court in its mission. The United States Court of Federal Claims is a federal court of national jurisdiction that hears cases involving certain claims against the United States. Elected to the Board of Governors of the bar association in 2012.

Co-Chair of the American Association for Justice Vaccine Injury Litigation Group. The American Association for Justice (formerly the American Academy of Trial Lawyers) is the primary bar association for attorneys representing injured plaintiffs in the United States.

Appointed to the Personal Injury/Product Liability review team of the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies for the draft Guidelines Implementing the Discovery Proportionality Factors. Was the first witness to testify in opposition to the most recent proposed amendments to the federal rules of civil procedure, testifying before the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts on November 7, 2013.

Founding officer of the Vaccine Injured Petitioner’s Bar Association based in Washington, DC. The bar association is comprised of attorneys that represent individuals suffering severe adverse vaccine reactions before the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to serve as Chairman of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee from May 2004 to May 2005. The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee is responsible for investigation and prosecution of the unlicensed practice of law.

Appointed Chairperson of the Sarasota County Bar Association Attorney Referral Service Task Force from 2002 to 2004. The committee was charged with investigating and, if feasible, establishing an attorney referral service for the Sarasota County Bar Association.

Appointed to the Florida Bar Computer Law Committee from 1997 to 2000. The committee was responsible for overseeing evolution and development of computer and Internet law in the State of Florida.

Appointed to the University of Florida College of Law Alumni Council from 1996 to 1999. The University of Florida College of Law Alumni Council is responsible for both fundraising and Alumni input into college administration.

Appointed to the Technology Committee of the Florida Bar Association from 1996 to 1997. The Technology Committee of the Florida Bar Association was responsible for the integration of technology into the judicial system of the State of Florida.

Chairman of the Sarasota County Bar Association Technology Committee from 1999 to 2002. Member of the Sarasota County Bar Association Technology Committee from 1996 to 2007. The Committee is responsible for all technology issues affecting the Sarasota County Bar Association.

BAR ADMISSIONS
State of Florida
District of Columbia
State of New York
State of Washington
State of Maryland
U.S. District Court District of Colorado
U.S. District Court District of Columbia
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

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