Toby Prince Brigham
1934 - 2021
BORN
1934
DIED
2021
Toby Prince Brigham
November 24, 1934 - March 19, 2021
Miami, Florida - TOBY PRICE BRIGHAM
Nationally prominent constitutional lawyer, Toby Prince Brigham, passed away peacefully in his Miami home on March 19th.
Toby was a proud Miami native and graduate of Coral Gables High School. Upon graduation from Yale University and the University of Florida School of Law, Toby worked in his father's general law practice on Brickell Avenue for several years. He then decided to specialize in property rights work and founded Brigham Moore, ultimately building Florida's largest, and one of the nation's most respected eminent domain and property rights law firms. Over the years, Brigham Moore represented thousands of private owners affected by governmental take-overs and in cases where land-use regulation effectively confiscated private property. In a media interview years ago, Toby said that "eminent domain is our calling...we view property rights as civil rights." He was committed to the ideas that property rights promote freedom by dividing sovereignty and are vital to the enjoyment of other civil liberties. Out of this professional passion, he founded Owners' Counsel of America to promote excellence in property rights defense nationally. In honor of his storied career, an endowed property rights conference and law journal bearing his name reside at the William & Mary School of Law.
Toby was equally passionate about his faith and family. He was devoted to his wife of 54 years, Kathleen "Kay" Brigham, and their four children who survive them: Edward John Prince Brigham, Amy Brigham Boulris, Andrew Prince Brigham, and Timothy Prince Brigham, along with their spouses, twelve grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Toby lived out his Christian faith, personally and professionally, through remarkable grace and generosity. He is remembered by many for his leadership, kindness, and infectious smile. Much of his striving in life was to reflect God's grace to him. Toby is now reunited with his Lord, his precious wife Kay, and their loving parents.
A memorial service celebrating Toby's homecoming will be held on Saturday, April 10th, 11:00 a.m., following a musical prelude, at Old Cutler Presbyterian Church, 14401 Old Cutler Rd, Palmetto Bay, FL 33158. Seating will be limited to 300 persons. A video livestream will also be available starting at 10:00 a.m.
Registration Link: https://ocpc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events
Livestream Link: https://www.ocpc.org/tobybrigham
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Toby's honor to the following: Old Cutler Presbyterian Church (https://ocpc.churchcenter.com), Brigham Kanner Property Rights Conference (https://law.wm.edu/giving/waystogive/index.php), or the Pacific Legal Foundation (https://pacificlegal.org/donate).

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Apr
10
Memorial service
11:00a.m.
Old Cutler Presbyterian Church, 14401 Old Cutler Rd
A video livestream will also be available starting at 10:00 a.m. Registration Link: https://ocpc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events Livestream Link: https://www.ocpc.org/tobybrigham, FL
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I first came to know Toby when he played center for the Silliman College football team which I coached when he was a Yale udergrad and I was a Yale Law student. He was skillfull, committed and fierce, as well as a helluva nice guy. Our paths dis not cross again until years later when a client of mine needed a lawyer for a condemnation matter in Tampa. I called on Toby and, needless to say, received first class results and attention from him and his firm. My sincere condolences go to his family, associates and friends.
Seth O. L. Brody Y '50, YLS '55
Seth O.L. Brody
Friend
May 2, 2021
Youngest Brother Toby has moved on in life having been honored most by his progeny to whom I extend condolences with the hand of brotherhood.
Dana
Dana Brigham
Brother
April 11, 2021
Toby was among the top three most unique men I have ever known. I discovered were distant cousins, a subject that brought us together telephonically two years ago. I loved his humor, his intellect, his Christian perspective, his devotion to family and loyalty to our friendship. He had daring business vision and took on challenges other would see as impossible. His competitive spirit destined him to be a success.

Every visit with Toby was always memorable.
He was one of the most generous men I’ve ever known. The church community, the city and Dade County and beyond will miss him.
RIP my friend.
E John Reinhold II
Friend
April 10, 2021
My sincere condolences to Ed and his family. Toby Brigham was a mentor, a role model and an inspiration to me. He will be missed.
Julie Petrella Arch
April 10, 2021
Toby Brigham was an extraordinary human being. My husband was honored to work for his firm for 11 years. He was brought on initially to work closely with Toby and learned a great deal from his mentor.

As a young associate’s wife, I found Toby to be a godly man who sought to glorify the Lord in all that he did. He and his family graciously welcomed ours and included us in many family gatherings and events while we were in Miami, to the point that we felt like “honorary Brighams”. He was always kind to our children and put them at ease with his award-winning smile and sense of humor.

The love and adoration that he had for Kay was beautiful to behold. As much as the family will miss their beloved father and grand-father, I am sure it is comforting to know that Toby and Kaye are together again.

I am grateful for the time that Toby invested in my husband, for the kindness and love he showed to our family, for his godly example and leadership in the firm. Out family truly loved this wonderful man and was blessed by him greatly. He will forever be revered in our hearts and upheld as an example worthy to emulate, both professionally and personally.

We will be lifting up the Brigham family in prayer, as well as all who loved Toby.

With much love,

Laura Melton Natirboff
Laura Melton Natirboff
Friend
April 10, 2021
My sincere condolences go out to Toby's family.
Toby was extraordinary in all respects. I was lucky to have had the privilege to work with him for many years - I admired him in every respect. What I will always hold dear is the guiding light that he became for me - professionally and otherwise.

I miss him dearly.
Victor Rossinsky
Friend
April 9, 2021
My thoughts and prayers go out to the BRIGHAM family. I knew Toby for over 65 years. Our families were members of Old Cutler Presbyterian Church. The knowledge that Toby is now in the presence of our Lord is a source of great comfort. Janie Hilton
Janie Hilton
Friend
April 9, 2021
Toby was a special friend to Bob and myself over our long history. Our condolences to all the family.
Sylvia and Bob Camp
sylvia camp
April 4, 2021
Toby was such a special person. I knew him and Kay and Ed and Dana well and always looked up to him. It makes me sad that we have never lived close enough for me to get to know you, his and Kay's " children" and grandchildren. But I know of you and cannot imagine you apples having fallen far from the family tree. My wife, Jane, and I send you our love and pray for God's comfort for you in this time of loss.
Sam and Jane Skogstad
Friend
April 4, 2021
Toby Brigham was a cornerstone of the Coral Gables High School Class of 1952---a fine class.
And he went on from there to be a standout scholar, lawyer, family man businessman, civic leader and spiritual inspiration. A figure worthy of emulation in all the departments of life he so enriched.
We classmates were truly blessed to have had the good fortune of knowing him through our wonderful and formative four-year journey through "Gables High." However good or bad we might have turned out had we not known Toby, we are assuredly better for having known him.
Can a brief reflection on Toby ever do justice to the man himself? No---there was too much substance. But perhaps we can try, despite our weak command of mere words, produce a sketch of our magnificent high school buddy.
He was a Renaissance man---a skilled athlete, a serious scholar, a man of great compassion and a generous friend of the humanities. Still, he was a fun-loving "hail-fellow-well-met," and at the same time a consummate gentleman and a model of chivalry. His unlimited capacity for empathy made him a prized friend , always true and loyal. To borrow from a very old TV commercial, it could truly b said "nobody doesn't like Toby." ( A remarkable truth in high school years when factions can form and dissolve in the blink of an eye!)
What a pleasure and a blessing it is to have known Toby Brigham (given, of course that the meeting didn't take place while attempting to crash through Toby the football center to tackle his quarterback.)
We loved him. And we do now. He knew he would be reunited with his beloved Kay, and we know that the the reunion was a joyous one. God bless them both and may he comfort their loving family members who remain with us for now.
Sam Skogstad--For Gables High, Class of '52
Classmate
April 3, 2021
Always A Gentleman and a Scholar even as and adversary! God Speed Brother!

Condolences to all the family,
Jack Curatelli
Jack Curatelli
Friend
April 2, 2021
Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of grieving. May God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Simone Taylor
April 1, 2021
Owners' Counsel of America
April 1, 2021
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