• Villanova University, JD, 1981
  • University of Michigan, BA with high distinction, 1977
    • James B. Angell Scholar, 1977
  • Michigan, 1982
  • Ohio, 1991
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John M. Toth
  • Partner, Member/Board of Directors
  • Southfield
  • t: 248.746.2715
  • f: 248.746.2760
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John M. Toth has more than 40 years of experience in the defense of medical, podiatric and dental malpractice claims. During his professional career, John has successfully tried over 130 cases to a jury verdict.

John’s practice focuses on defending matters in litigation involving the professional liability of physicians, podiatrists, dentists and hospitals. He also handles ski area/premise liability matters and he is a member of the Association of Ski Defense Attorneys.

Since 1995, John has been consecutively appointed by Michigan State Bar Presidents to serve as a Member of the Standing Committee on Character and Fitness, has been a Vice-Chair since 2003 and in 2021 was appointed Chair of the Committee.

He has received the highest attorney rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 1996 and, beginning in 2009, he has been designated as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters, an honor reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in each state. From 2008 to the present, John has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Dbusiness Magazine as a “Top Lawyer,” along with being recognized in the New York Times “Top Attorneys in Michigan.”  From 2011 to the present, he has also been named in Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), in the field of Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants. In 2016, John was elected to the American Board of Trial Attorneys with an advocate designation and, in 2017, he was named to America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Michigan.



Distiction of Leading Lawyers-Michigan 

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Representative Clients

  • Medical Protective Insurance Company
  • ProAssurance
  • Podiatry Insurance Company of America
  • Safeco Special Risk, Inc.
  • OneBeacon Insurance Group
  • Tenet Health Systems 
  • OMS National Insurance Company, RRG
  • Fortress Insurance Company
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Beaumont Health 
  • Beazley Group

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Professional & Community Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Association of Ski Defense Attorneys
  • DRI