Scott O'Toole is a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County, Washington. 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. Scott worked for seven years with a Seattle law firm specializing in litigation. In 1989, Scott joined the King County Prosecutor's Office, where he currently is a member of the Most Dangerous Offender Project.
Scott has tried a number of high profile criminal cases, including State v. Conner Schierman (capital case involving quadruple homicide and arson), State v. Curtis Thompson (homicide and serial sexual assault cases), State v. John Price ("No-Body" homicide case involving rival motorcycle gangs), State v. Kim Mason ("No-Body" homicide prosecution of professional kick-boxer), State v Richard Dunn (stranger abduction and sexual assault of a six-year-old boy in Kirkland, Washington), State v. Eric Smiley and Quentin Ervin (murder of Seattle Police Officer Antonio Terry), State v. David Giles (prosecution of former Democratic Party candidate for Congress from Washington's Ninth District for rape of a child and child molestation), State v. Charles Adams (prosecution of Snohomish County Sheriff's deputy for rape), and State v. Terry Maahs (prosecution of Boeing engineer accused of raping minor-age females groomed over the Internet). Scott currently is lead counsel in State v. Joseph McEnroe and Michele Anderson, separate capital cases involving the murder of six members of defendant Anderson's family on December 24, 2007.
Scott 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.
- A.B., Stanford University
- J.D., University of California, Davis
- M.Sc., London School of Economics
- Criminal Procedure