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Frank A. Toddre II

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Frank A. Toddre II

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Mr. Toddre joined McCormick Barstow’s Las Vegas office in 2021.  He concentrates in the areas of Bad Faith Insurance Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Personal Injury Defense, Appeals and Appellate Litigation, and Commercial Litigation.

Mr. Toddre has developed expertise in several subject matter fortes including catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, product and premises liability, civil rights litigation, municipal defense, business and commercial tort cases, and gaming contract cases through his career in both private practice and public service.  Mr. Toddre routinely litigates cases from cradle to grave, including all stages from initial valuation, pleadings, discovery, mediation, trial, and post judgment practice. Mr. Toddre has tried several cases to verdict, reaching successful conclusions for the clients represented for both the State of Nevada and several preeminent gaming companies.

As a Senior Deputy Attorney General Mr. Toddre was one of the leading appellate and civil rights Attorneys in the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Toddre is particularly proficient in the courtroom and has established a reputation as a respected advocate in Federal, State and Appellate Courts.

Mr. Toddre provided general legal counsel for the several state entities. He was the head of appellate litigation for NDOC and miscellaneous complex litigation matters. Has drafted more than one hundred opening and responsive briefs in Ninth Circuit and Nevada Supreme Court and has participated in oral arguments dozens of times in the Ninth Circuit and Nevada Supreme Court. He also has appeared regularly in USDC, the above California venues and Nevada State/Justice Courts, both as a government advocate and private counsel.

In prior private practice, Mr. Toddre became well versed in drafting business formation agreements, employee handbooks and procedures, sweepstakes, and contracts.  He routinely performed contract reviews for restaurant sales, employment agreements, entertainment contracts, sweepstakes, and casino instruments.

Mr. Toddre has appeared in over one hundred and fifty cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and over one hundred cases at the Nevada Supreme Court/Court of Appeals.  He has received two favorable published rulings in the Ninth Circuit for the matters of Cates v. Stroud 976 F.3d 972 (USSC Certiorari denied after writ petition briefing 20-1438) and Evans v. Skolnik (997 F.3d 1060).

Juris Doctor, 2008
UNLV – William S. Boyd School of Law

Master of Business Administration, 2008
UNLV – Lee Business School

Bachelor of Arts, 2003
University of San Diego

Mr. Toddre serves in the areas of Bad Faith Insurance Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Personal Injury Defense, Appeals and Appellate Litigation, and Commercial Litigation.

Mr. Toddre is a member of the State Bars of Nevada and California.  He is licensed to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and all federal district courts in California and Nevada. Additionally, Mr. Toddre is a member of the Nevada Appellate Section, the Clark County Bar Association, and serves as a pro bono attorney with Legal Aid of Southern Nevada for the Children’s Attorney Project.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Toddre is a 2021 recipient of the prestigious Jefferson B. Fordham Advocacy Award in Law Office Accomplishment from the American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law. The Nevada State Legislature passed two laws sponsored by the Office of the Attorney General and related to the Mr. Toddre’s Policy Research Team findings.

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