Roberta “Bobbi” O’Toole is a native Western New Yorker who received her undergraduate education at the State University at Buffalo, earning a degree in Political Science (magna cum laude). She then earned her law degree from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
After graduating from Harvard, she returned to Western New York and practiced law at several major Buffalo law firms. Bobbi’s work included business and corporate matters, real estate (including commercial leasing and land development) and bankruptcy. Bobbi then opened her own office in Niagara County, where she worked for a time with the Niagara County Department of Social Services. Her full service civil practice included business work, real estate and wills and estates. She served as Attorney for the Town of Wheatfield for almost 25 years and Human Resource Director for eight years. As Town Attorney, Bobbi was responsible for all the Town’s legal matters, from drafting local laws, to defending Article 7 property tax cases, preparing motions and agendas for Town Board meetings, reviewing and ensuring compliance with all federal and state requirements, and negotiating contracts on behalf of the Town. As Human Resource Director, Bobbi was responsible for managing employees, drafting and administering the Town’s Personnel Policy and negotiating union contracts.
Bobbi has spoken on a number of topics, including “The Legal Aspects of Grants Writing,” “Bullying and The Dignity for All Students Act,” “Achieving Business Success with Transgender Transitions,” “Transgender Legal Issues,” and “Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies.”