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Attorney Steven L. Toney
Steve Toney is a 1975 graduate of Drake Law School. He was admitted to practice in Wisconsin in 1976. He was an Assistant District Attorney for Waupaca County, WI from 1977-1978. He then joined the Werner, Beyer & Lindgren law firm in New London, WI where he quickly became a partner and was the primary trial lawyer for the firm. In 1989, he left that firm to start his own law firm, now known as Toney Law Offices. Toney Law Offices now has offices in New London and Madison.
Mr. Toney has focused his trial skills in civil litigation and personal injury law. Since 1985, he has also represented claimants in Social Security disability claims.
Mr. Toney is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Dane County Bar Association, the Waupaca County Bar Association (past president), and the Wisconsin Association for Justice (formerly known as the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers), where he formerly served upon its Board of Directors. He is admitted to practice in all State courts in Wisconsin, the U.S. Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the U.S. Federal District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, based in Chicago. In addition to his trial practice, Steve Toney has represented clients over 15 appeals to the appellate courts in Wisconsin and Illinois. He has appeared before the Wisconsin Supreme Court in oral argument on two occasions. In addition to focusing his 36+ years experience in Wisconsin, Mr. Toney's personal injury practice has extended to handling such cases in the States of Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Trial Practice History
In Wisconsin and 9 other states, Mr. Toney has handled a wide variety of personal injury claims, including automobile, motorcycle, boating, aircraft, and bicycling claims, as well as products liability and semi-tractor-trailer litigation, slip and/or trip and fall injuries, and other premises liability claims. Throughout his 36+ years of experience, Mr. Toney has accepted referrals from former satisfied clients and even some former opponents, as well as many other attorneys. He is well known for his thorough preparation and aggressive style. Mr. Toney has never lost sight that he is working for his clients, and their interests have always come first with him.
Drake University Law School, 1975
LAW PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
Assistant District Attorney, Waupaca County, WI, 1977-1978
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE BEFORE THE FOLLOWING COURTS:
Litigation Trial Attorney, 1978 - present
Werner, Beyer, Lindgren & Toney law firm, New London, WI, 1978 - 1989
Toney Law Offices, 1989 - present
All Local and Appellate Courts of Wisconsin
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in Chicago
The Circuit Court For Cook County, IL & the Illinois Court of Appeals (Admitted Specially)
The State Bar of Wisconsin
WHY STEVEN L. TONEY BECAME A LAWYER
Waupaca County Bar Association (past president)
Wisconsin Association for Justice (past member, Board of Directors)
American Association For Justice (past member)
Who's Who In America Law
Past President, Waupaca County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council
Past Pro Bono Legal Counsel, Rawhide Boys Ranch
Past Pro Bono Legal Counsel, Fox Valley Vietnam Veterans Association
Past Pro Bono Legal Counsel, Military Veterans Museum Foundation, Oshkosh, WI
St. Joseph Nursing Home, New London, WI (past member, Board of Directors for 9 years)
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Vietnam Veterans of America
Fox Valley Vietnam Veterans Association
I know that many people become victimized in one way or another, often through no fault of their own. Some of them are injured as the result of accidents of one sort or another, or a defective product, or medical negligence, and they are really struggling to cope with the injuries they have suffered.
Some people are physically or mentally disabled. They have exhausted all of their financial resources to live on, and are truly in need of social security disability benefits.
Some of them are war veterans in need of help. As a Vietnam War veteran, I feel a special camaraderie with them.
I try to help people like them and many others too. I have over 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer, and I still care.