Altom M. Maglio, Esq.
Location: Sarasota, FL
Managing partner of Maglio, Christopher & Toale, P.A.
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. 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.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Medical Product Liability
Metal on Metal Hip Litigation
Vaccine Injury Compensation
Medical Product Whistleblower/Qui Tam Law
Rails to Trails Conversions/Land Takings
Construction and Commercial Litigation
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.
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.
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.
- 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 Western 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 Eastern District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
Managing partner of Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. from 1999 to present. The Firm consists of a highly experienced team of attorneys conducting complex civil litigation nationwide with offices in Sarasota, Florida; Washington, DC; and Seattle, Washington. 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 litigations took over 50 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.
- Juris Doctorate degree awarded in 1996 from the University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida. Recipient of the Chester H. Ferguson Memorial Scholarship at the University of Florida College of Law.
- Bachelor of the Arts in the Social Sciences with an emphasis in Economics, Political Science, and History awarded in 1993 from New College of Florida, in Sarasota, Florida. New College is the honors college of the State of Florida University System. Senior thesis titled United States Involvement in Haiti During the Duvalier Regime.
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Technology Law and Policy of the University of Florida College of Law, January 1996 to May 1996.
President of the Internet & Computer Law Association of the University of Florida College of Law, August 1995 to January 1996.
Organized and participated in the Haitian/Cuban Refugee Project in which University of Florida College of Law students were placed with firms and organizations to compose Haitian and Cuban refugees’ pleas for asylum, August 1993 to May 1995.
Editor-in-Chief of the Nerve, the New College campus newspaper. In charge of all aspects of funding, editing, layout, and production of the newspaper from August 1991 to December 1991. Graphics editor of the newspaper from January to May 1991. Staff-writer of the newspaper, August to December 1990.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
- Moderator, Utilizing Expert Witnesses in the Vaccine Program, United States Court of Federal Claims Webinar, April 17, 2019.
- Panelist, Perspectives on Effective Witness Preparation for Deposition and Trial, United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Brown Bag Webinar, May 16, 2018.
- Moderator, Utilizing Expert Witnesses in the Vaccine Program, United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Brown Bag Webinar, April 17, 2019.
- Editor of the Sixth Edition of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Deskbook for Practitioners (2017).
- Altom M. Maglio, Rule 26(B)(1), One Year Later, Trial, Volume 52, No. 11, November 2016.
- Access to Justice Webinar Series: Federal Rules Changes to Proportionality and Rule 26(b)(1), American Association for Justice, November 11, 2015.
- Altom M. Maglio, Adapting to the Amended Federal Discovery Rules, Trial, Volume 51, No. 7, July, 2015.
- Best Practices in Presenting Causation in Fact Cases, United States Court of Federal Claims 26th Annual Judicial Conference in Washington, DC, February 25th, 2014.
- Litigative Risk Settlements and Alternative Dispute Techniques in Resolving Cases in the Vaccine Program, Panelist at United States Court of Federal Claims 24th Annual Judicial Conference in Berkeley, California on October 18th to 19th, 2011.
- American Association for Justice 2010 Winter Convention, Litigation at Sunrise Presentation on Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Litigation.
- Altom M. Maglio, The Changing Relationship of Law and Technology—The Judicial System’s Survival Is Dependent on Technology, 10 J. TECH. L. & POL’Y xiii, xiii (2005).
- Altom M. Maglio, The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: What You Need to Know, The Florida Pediatrician, Volume XXII, Number 3, August 1999.