Vandeveer Garzia - Attorneys and Counselors - Servicing the Troy and Metro Detroit Area

Edward S. Toth

Executive Partner

Phone: (248) 312-2909
Direct Phone: (248) 312-2909
Fax: (248) 879-0042
Email: etoth@vgpclaw.com

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With more than three decades of legal experience, Edward S. Toth guides clients, from publicly-traded companies to individuals, through complex litigation to find creative and effective solutions to an array of legal issues.

Ed’s practice focuses on representing clients—in state and federal courts and in arbitrations – in complex litigation arising out of commercial, corporate, real estate, insurance and employment disputes.  He has led litigation teams that obtained a $14.9 million judgment on behalf of a tier-one automotive supplier for breach of a long-term supply agreement; a defense verdict in trade secret litigation in which the Plaintiff sought $50 million in damages; and a $20 million settlement for a tier-one automotive supplier.

Ed also successfully represented a real estate developer in lawsuits brought by a city for alleged code violations related to the grading and clearing of land without the requisite permits. He resolved all of the cases for the total amount of $12,500.00—substantially less than the $2.1 million sought by the city.

In his practice, Ed represents clients in disputes arising from commercial leases, contracts, real estate transactions, misappropriation of trade secrets, non-competition agreements, tortious interference with business relationships, and insurance contracts, and conducted internal corporate investigations. 

Education

University of Michigan, B.A., 1983

Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 1986

Managing Editor of Law Journal on Dispute Resolution

Licenses

Admitted to practice law in Michigan and Ohio.

Highest peer-review rating (“AV”) in legal ability and ethical standards since 2004, as compiled by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.

Named a “Top Lawyer” in Metro Detroit by DBusiness Magazine.

Volunteer Experience

Board member, St. Anne’s Mead Assisted Living Facility, Southfield, MI.  2014-present.

Guest lecturer on business law issues, Lawrence Technological University.  2010-present.

Former PTA Regional Vice President, Birmingham Public Schools.

Former Director, Girls’ Softball League, Beverly Hills, MI.