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James Michael Papantonio

James Michael Papantonio

Levin Papantonio
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • Florida
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Summary

Mike Papantonio is a senior partner with the law firm of Levin Papantonio. He has received numerous multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of victims of corporate malfeasance. His award-winning work handling thousands of mass tort cases throughout the nation has helped make Levin Papantonio one of the largest plaintiff law firms in the country.

Mr. Papantonio is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. He is a member of The National Trial Lawyers (past president), American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Association for Justice, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, and the Florida Justice Association (where he served on the board of directors for five years).

Mr. Papantonio is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He is listed in the publications Best Lawyers in America and Leading American Attorney.

In 2017, Mr. Papantonio and the firm’s C8 trial team helped secure a $920 million dollar settlement against DuPont, related to the company’s West Virginia plant discharging the chemical PFOA (C8) into the air and water around the Ohio River Valley and exposing citizens to this toxic Teflon chemical.

In 2016, Levin Papantonio won the Special Litigation (Environmental) category in the National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers recognition program, after Mr. Papantonio led the firm’s C8 trial team to one of several successful trials against DuPont.

In 2015, Mr. Papantonio was inducted into the National Trial Lawyers' Hall of Fame. He also was awarded the Defender of Justice Award by the American Association for Justice.

In 2014, the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center of Temple University Beasley School of Law presented Mr. Papantonio with the Inaugural Award for Social Justice, honoring him for his outstanding contributions to social justice.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I provide absolutely free confidential consultations, and never charge any fees or costs unless you first recover. My law firm's 35 attorneys, 6 investigators and 2 medical staff work together as one team for you.
  • Contingent Fees
    I provide absolutely free confidential consultations, and never charge any fees or costs unless you first recover. My law firm's 35 attorneys, 6 investigators and 2 medical staff work together as one team for you.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Professional Experience
Partner
Levin Papantonio
- Current
Education
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
J.D. (1981)
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Awards
Special Litigation (Environmental) category in the National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers recognition program
National Law Journal
Defender of Justice Award
American Association of Justice
Inducted into the National Trial Lawyers’ Hall of Fame
Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame
Temple University Beasley School of Law Inaugural Award for Social Justice
Temple University
Perry Nichols Award
Florida Justice Association
Trial Lawyer of the Year finalist
Public Justice Association
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Professional Associations
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Current
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International Society Of Barristers
Current
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The National Trial Lawyers
Current
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American Board of Trial Advocates
Current
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American Justice Association
Current
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Florida Justice Association
Current
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Florida State Bar # 335924
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Clarence Darrow, The Journeyman - Lessons for the Modern Lawyer
Closing Arguments - The Last Battle (co-author)
In Search of Atticus Finch - A Motivational Book for Lawyers
Law and Disorder
Resurrecting AESOP - Fables Lawyers Should Remember
Certifications
Board Certified Trial Lawyer
The Florida Bar
Board Certified Trial Lawyer
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Levin Papantonio website
Website
Mike Papantonio Bio
Contact & Map
316 South Baylen Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 277-1193
Toll-Free: (800) 277-1193
Telephone: (850) 435-7000
Telephone: (850) 435-7000