Since its founding in 1955, the law firm of Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor, P.A. has built a reputation as one of the most successful litigation firms in the United States.
Levin Papantonio is "AV" rated with more than thirty attorneys and 175 support staff. The founding shareholder was a two-term Florida governor and candidate for president of the United States. In the past twenty-five years, the firm has received more than seventy-five jury verdicts in the amount of one million dollars or more, including twelve jury verdicts in excess of ten million dollars, and two in excess of $450 million. Additionally, the firm's total verdicts exceed more than $2.5 billion dollars. In its July, 2002 edition, the National Law Journal recognized Levin Papantonio as the fourth most successful law firm in America based on total jury verdicts. One of the senior shareholders, Fred Levin, was named as one of the nation's "Top Ten Litigators". Three of the firm's attorneys were nominated in 2008 as one of the top trial teams in the country by the Public Justice Foundation after they secured a $380 million dollar verdict against a multi-national corporation. The firm's attorneys have been profiled by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, George Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Florida Trend, US Magazine, Newsweek, American Lawyer, Lawyer Weekly, Trial Lawyer Magazine, and theNational Law Journal. The firm’s attorneys have been interviewed on Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News, CNN, and other national radio and TV broadcasts.
The Levin, Papantonio firm is currently at the forefront of the BP Oil Spill Litigation having been appointed to both the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (“PSC”) as well as the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee (“PEC”). Brian Barr, a shareholder with the firm, was appointed to both the PSC and the four-member PEC by Judge Carl Barbier, the judge who is overseeing all cases stemming from the oil spill disaster.