Robert S. Toale is an attorney in private practice in Gretna, LA. He received his undergraduate degree in 1975 from Tulane University and his juris doctor in 1982 from Loyola University New Orleans.
Robert has been defending individuals accused of criminal offenses since he graduated from law school. He has worked as a public defender in juvenile court and district court and as a private practitioner. Since beginning his legal career, Robert has sat first chair in over one hundred jury trials.
Robert has also worked tirelessly to represent the interests of defendants facing capital offenses. He is certified by the Louisiana Public Defender Board as lead counsel in Louisiana death-eligible cases. Over his career, Robert has represented approximately twenty clients in state and federal court accused of capital crimes.
Robert was the 2014 President of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He is a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College, the National Criminal Defense College, and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, the Jefferson Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice, the Federal Bar Association, the Alliance for Good Government, the American Civil Liberties Union, and a member of the indigent defense committee of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. He has earned a perfect 10/10 rating on lawyer directory Avvo and was recently named as a Louisiana Super Lawyer for 2014.
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