Steve Toland

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Austin, TX

Peek & Toland, PLLC
 | 1214 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 512-489-7705
Fax: 512-474-4466
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Steve Toland is an attorney and partner at Peek & Toland in Austin, Texas. Mr. Toland handles criminal defense matters involving smuggling, drug possession, drug trafficking and white collar crimes, representing clients in Austin and throughout Travis County, Texas.

Mr. Toland has over a decade of legal experience and provides exceptional representation to Texas residents facing criminal charges. He uses his extensive litigation and negotiation experience to help attain the best possible outcome for his clients.

Before forming Peek & Toland, Mr. Toland worked as an assistant attorney general for the State of Texas. Prior to embarking on his legal career, he spent several years working in the broadcast and production industries in Louisiana and Los Angeles, California. He also worked for an entertainment law firm, an experience that inspired him to enter the legal field.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Toland is deeply involved in the Austin community. He is a member of Austin Lodge #12, participates in the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation and is a graduate of the Leadership Austin Emerge program. He is a member of the Austin Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Toland earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Tulane University and a master’s degree in communications from Mississippi College. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. He holds licenses to practice law before all Texas state courts and the U.S. district courts for the northern, southern and eastern districts of Texas.

 
Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Criminal Law

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2020

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About Steve Toland

Admitted: 2001, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.peekandtoland.com/steve-toland-2/

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • United States District Court for the Western, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas (Criminal Justice Section)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Austin and Federal Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, United States District Court
  • State Bar of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Cast for Kids (2005 to Present)
  • Leadership Austin Emerge Program, Graduate (Fall 2007)
  • Austin Masonic Lodge Twelve, (2007 to Present)
  • Bethany Lutheran Church, Elder (2007 to Present)
  • Austin Kiwanis Club, Board of Directors (2001 to Present) and President (2004 to 2005)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Managing Discovery-Why E-Discovery Can Give You the Edge in Your Next Case”, Austin, Texas 2008
  • “Business Tort Update”, State Bar of Texas Litigation Update Institute, 2003
  • “Strategies for Legal Research on the Web-Locating Persons and Finding Background Information”, Austin, Texas 2008
  • “Basic Concepts in American Tort Law” (In Spanish), Universidad de Panamericana, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2002
  • “Criminal Litigation Case Management”, Austin, Texas 2004
  • “Advanced Legal Drafting”, Austin, Texas 2003

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Texas Dept. of Transportation v. City of Sunset Valley, 92 S.W. 3d 540 (Tex.App-Austin 2002, no pet.).
  • In re State, 65 S. W. 3d 383 (Tex.App.-Tyler Jan. 23, 2003).

Videos:

  • In Your Defense: 4 Rules to Justify Self-Defense in Texas Attorney Steve Toland breaks down the four rules you need to follow to justify using force against someone else when you are trying to defend yourself in Texas., Common Mistakes When Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney | In Your Defense, 2020
  • In Your Defense: Can A Corporation Be Charged with a Crime? The short answer is yes. If you serve in a leadership role, you know how difficult it is to navigate through all the different regulatory compliance issues as your business expands. So what can you do to reduce this risk? Attorney Steve Toland begins a new series studying the areas that the government looks into when deciding whether to indict a corporation and the five ways your corporate compliance plan or program could be hurting you., Can A Corporation Be Charged with a Crime? | In Your Defense, 2020
  • In Your Defense: 4 Rules to Justify Self-Defense in Texas Attorney Steve Toland breaks down the four rules you need to follow to justify using force against someone else when you are trying to defend yourself in Texas., 4 Rules to Justify Self-Defense in Texas | In Your Defense, 2020
  • In Your Defense: Mistakes Business Owners Should Avoid During the PPP Loan Process If you applied for the PPP Loan Program, should you worry about your criminal liability? Criminal Defense Attorney Steve Toland discusses the top 3 mistakes you should avoid during the PPP Loan process to limit your criminal liability., Mistakes Business Owners Should Avoid During the PPP Loan Process | In Your Defense , 2020
  • Meet criminal defense attorney Steve Toland. Steve Toland is an attorney and partner at Peek & Toland in Austin, Texas. Mr. Toland handles criminal defense matters involving smuggling, drug possession, drug trafficking and white collar crimes, representing clients in Austin and throughout Travis County, Texas. Mr. Toland has over a decade of legal experience and provides exceptional representation to Texas residents facing criminal charges. He uses his extensive litigation and negotiation experience to help attain the best possible outcome for his clients., Meet Steve Toland - Criminal Defense Attorney, 2020
  • In Your Defense | Federal Subpoena Part 1: How can a criminal defense attorney help an individual or business respond to a federal subpoena?, How can a criminal defense attorney help you respond to a federal subpoena? | In Your Defense, 2020

Educational Background:

  • Masters of Science, Communication, Mississippi College, 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, Tulane University, 1994
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Office Location for Steve Toland

1214 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

Phone: 512-489-7705

Fax: 512-474-4466

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Last Updated: 5/14/2020

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