Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Member Terrence O’Toole has been unanimously approved by the Board of Directors for membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC).
The FDCC is an organization dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship and professionalism for lawyers and other professionals striving to achieve a balanced justice system in the defense of civil lawsuits. It is a founding member of the Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ). Membership is by invitation only and requires a rigorous peer review. Nominees must be of high professional standing, demonstrate good moral character, and devote a substantial amount of their professional time to defending civil litigation.
With more than 1400 members worldwide, the FDCC consists of accomplished defense attorneys, corporate counsel, and insurance industry executives, including current and former leaders in many national organizations and networks across the country, such as the American College of Trial Lawyers, American College of Coverage Lawyers, Defense Research Institute, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Canadian Defense Counsel, and more.
“I was honored to be nominated for membership in the Federation,” said O’Toole. “I look forward to working with the membership and providing meaningful contribution to the overall goals of this outstanding organization.”
Based in the firm’s St. Louis office, O’Toole is an experienced litigator practicing in the state and federal courts of Missouri and Illinois. Having tried over 30 cases to verdict, he received the Lon O. Hocker award for excellence in trial advocacy in 2017. A former police officer and prosecutor, O'Toole currently defends medical malpractice and general liability cases, including personal injury, insurance defense, and transportation law matters. He works regularly with clients ranging from healthcare providers, claims managers, long-term care administrators, and in-house counsel.