Theodore "Ted" Babbitt

Theodore "Ted" Babbitt


Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA

Recognized since 1987

West Palm Beach, Florida

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Personal Injury Litigation
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THEODORE (TED) BABBITT is a former managing partner at Babbitt & Johnson, P.A. who for the past five decades has represented individuals in personal injury, wrongful death, and commercial cases. In 1970, he obtained the first verdict in Palm Beach County for a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case; in 1975, he obtained the first jury verdict in Palm Beach County in excess of one million dollars.

When Mr. Babbitt was 17 years old he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and still managed to be sworn in as an attorney at age 23. He earned a B.A. with honors from the University of Florida in 1963 and received his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1965. In the ensuing years, he has written more than 100 articles that have appeared in national and local publications. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021, in which he has been listed since 1987.

Since 1975, Mr. Babbitt has been a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only membership limited to 100 of the top plaintiff lawyers in the United States. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and The American College of Trial Lawyers and has been selected as a Florida Super Lawyer since 2006. He is a former president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, where he has also held several other leadership positions over the years.

Mr. Babbitt is a commercial pilot and flight instructor who has logged more than 4,500 hours since 1969. He is rated for single- and multi-engines as well as gliders and holds certification from Flight Safety International. He has volunteered as an Angel Flight pilot to help sick people get needed treatment.

Location

  • 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
    West Palm Beach, FL 33409-6601

Languages

  • English

Demographics

  • Sex: Male

Education

  • University of Florida , J.D., graduated 1965
  • University of Florida, BA cum laude , graduated 1963

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • Florida, U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar
  • United States, U.S. Supreme Court
  • United States, U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Affiliations

  • American Association For Justice - Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Member
  • American Mensa Society - Member
  • Florida Bar Association, - Member
  • Inner Circle of Advocates - Member
  • International Trial Lawyers - Member
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association - Member
  • Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society - Member
  • The American Society of Law & Medicine - Member
  • The Florida Justice Association - Member
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice - Member

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA
Headquarters: West Palm Beach, Florida

21 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

4 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Personal Injury Litigation

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, West Palm Beach (2013)
  • Personal Injury Litigation, West Palm Beach (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Automobile
  • Automobile Collision
  • Aviation
  • Aviation Litigation
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Civil Fraud
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Mass Tort
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Awards:

  • Governors Task Force on Medical Malpractice
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2010 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1987 - Present
  • Florida Super Lawyer, 2006 - Present

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Big Rig, Big Responsibility


by Theodore Babbitt

The nation’s highways are more clogged than ever with 40-ton 18-wheelers that don’t take safety seriously enough. This must change—and it’s up to both state governments and private industry to make it happen.

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