Anne Toale, Attorney at MCTLaw

Anne Carrión Toale

Title: Partner
Office: Sarasota, FL

Anne Carrion Toale, Esq. is a named partner at mctlaw where she specializes in vaccine injury law. Ms. Toale has worked in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims since 2003. Her track record is nearly flawless.

Ms. Toale has always been a natural litigator. At the age of sixteen, she had her first day in court when she fought a parking ticket. Young Ms. Toale took pictures of the parking space and showed how the officer wrongly ticketed her. Without a lawyer and in front of a judge, sixteen-year-old Anne, won her first case.

Anne Toale Vaccine Injury Lawyer of the Year Article
Click Image to Read Profile

In her legal career, Ms. Toale has worked in private practice in both plaintiff personal injury and insurance defense firms; as an appellate Assistant Attorney General, a Special Assistant County Attorney, and an enforcement attorney for the Department of Revenue. When asked, “Why do you think you’re a successful attorney in the vaccine injury program,” it takes Ms. Toale a few moments. At first, she plucks a holiday card off her desk and reads the heartfelt thank you from a recent client. It’s clear from their words what she does truly helps people. She then opens a drawer filled with cards and handwritten notes from her desk. She has kept all of the cards she has ever gotten from clients. “Practicing law for 30 years, and through my own personal life experiences, I have really developed a great deal of empathy for people who are in pain, and suffering.” She can’t reverse the damage the injuries have caused them or give them back lost time, but she can make sure they get the money they deserve and need. She knows what’s at stake and those thank you cards are a reminder she’s fighting for her clients’ futures.

Ms. Toale has extensive experience litigating vaccine injury cases. Early in her career, she won a payout of $61 million dollars over the expected lifetime of a child who experienced a severe and debilitating reaction to the DTaP vaccine. This vaccine case was scientifically complicated and the child’s future needs were extensive. “Without legal representation, it could have turned out very differently,” says Ms. Toale. “That is why we strongly recommend that anyone considering filing a vaccine claim hire an attorney who is experienced in vaccine cases to represent them, especially since there is no cost to victims at all.”

Ms. Toale has previously served as president of the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association and has remained active on the board ever since.  She is currently serving a second term as vice president and also founded and chairs the bar’s appellate advisory council, which helps practitioners evaluate and present cases for appeal. She also serves as co-chair of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Vaccine Injury Litigation Group.

She was recently invited to become a member of the exclusive National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers group and attended the 2020 National Trial Lawyers Summit, an annual gathering of the most outstanding civil plaintiff and criminal defense attorneys in America.

In 2020, Ms. Toale was selected for inclusion in the National Trial Lawyers’ Products Liability Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25, an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding Products Liability claims. Members of the Products Liability Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, and performance in their area of specialty.

Although Ms. Toale spends a good majority of her time reading medical articles to understand her clients’ conditions and equip them with a solid case, she also enjoys researching butterflies and native plants and has designed four pollinator gardens of her own. She also enjoys spending time with her two grown sons, unwinding with yoga, hiking, and traveling.

Selected Awards, Publications, and Presentations

  • 2023 Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Conference – Presentation Topics: Legislative Update; COVID Vaccine Injuries
  • 2022 Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Conference – Presentation Topic: Attorney’s Fees – Reasonable Basis
  • 2022 Vaccine Boot Camp – Presentation Topic: Significant Aggravation Claims
  • 2022 Navigating Vaccine Injury Litigation During a Global Pandemic: The VICP, CICP, and COVID-19
  • 2021 Vaccine Boot Camp – Presentation Topic: Types of Vaccine Claims: On-Table, Off-Table and Significant Aggravation
  • Interview with 18DegreesNorth about the establishment of a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in Jamaica
  • 2020 United States Court of Federal Claims 31st Annual Judicial Conference Vaccine Panel – Selected by Chief Special Master to represent Petitioner’s Bar
  • 2019 Vaccine Boot Camp – Presentation Topic: Table vs. Non-table Injuries, SPU and Significant Aggravation
  • 2017 Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Conference – Presentation Topic: Attorney’s Fees
  • 2017 Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Conference – Presentation Topic: Cross-examination of HHS Experts
  • 2016 Lawyer Monthly, “Thought Leader – Vaccine Injury”
  • 2016 Vaccine Boot Camp – Presentation Topic: Attorney’s Fees and Costs
  • 2016 Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Conference – Presentation Topic: Significant Aggravation Claims
  • 2015 Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Conference – Presentation Topic: Case Law Update
  • 2014 Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Conference – Presentation Topic:  Burden of Proof
  • 2013 Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Conference – Authored Presentation Topic:  Litigative Risk Settlements
  • “Vaccine Court is a Little-Known but Important Venue,”  Sarasota County Bar Association Newsletter
National Trial Lawyers top 100 logo
Top 25 Products liability trial lawyers award logo
multi-million dollars advocates forum logos
Finance Monthly Vaccine Injury Lawyer of the Year
MCTLaw Sarasota office

Find out right now if you have a vaccine injury claim

Your Case Review is Free. Don’t Wait to Get Help Because There is a Deadline.

COVID-19 Vaccines are NOT Eligible

Google Reviews Logo

As an experienced leader in these types of lawsuits, we were confident the firm would have the expertise. However, what surprised us most was the high level of excellent customer service from the firm’s staff!

Pat R.

I can’t recommend this firm enough. They have an outstanding team that truly care for their clients…I have been awarded a fair six figure settlement.

Nate M.

When I say “they went to bat” for me…this Law Firm literally did just that. They persevered to bring the hard-nosed Manufacturer to settle and provide me some recompense for everything I had to endure which led to this suit.


Read our Client Testimonials