A.B., Stanford University
J.D., University of California, Davis
M.Sc., London School of Economics


Criminal Procedure

Scott O'Toole

Adjunct Professor


Scott O'Toole is a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County, Washington, where he currently is a member of the Most Dangerous Offender Project. He has tried a number of high profile criminal cases, including State v. Conner Schierman (capital case involving quadruple homicide and arson) and State v. Eric Smiley and Quentin Ervin (murder of Seattle Police Officer Antonio Terry). For several years, he has served as lead counsel in State v. Joseph McEnroe and Michele Anderson, separate capital cases involving the murder of six members of defendant Anderson's family in Carnation, Washington, on December 24, 2007.

A Fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers, he received his A.B. from Stanford University, his J.D. from the University of California, Davis, and his M.Sc. from the London School of Economics. He has been an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law since 1999, where he has taught Criminal Procedure and Trial Techniques. He also is a past instructor at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) and the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.