Mike Papantonio is a senior partner of Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner & Proctor, P.A., one of the largest claimants’ law firms in America, having handled thousands of cases throughout the nation including Asbestos, Breast Implants, Pharmaceutical Litigation, Factory Farming, Securities Fraud, the Florida Tobacco Litigation, etc., and has received numerous multi-million dollar verdicts.
Mike is listed in the publication Best Lawyers in America and Leading American Attorney. He is also a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. Both organizations invite only 500 trial lawyers throughout America to participate as members. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who has authored and co-authored instructional articles on handling complex litigation for trial lawyers.
An author of four books, Mike regularly lectures at trial seminars throughout America. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, where he served on the Board of Directors for five years.
In 1998, Mike Papantonio teamed with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the Hudson Riverkeepers, and Water Keeper Alliance, to establish a Riverkeepers program in Northwest Florida, known as the Pensacola Gulf Coastkeepers, Inc., a full-time organization that serves the community as a public advocate for the waterways of Northwest Florida. GulfCoastkeepers and Riverkeepers are reputable for their willingness to take polluters to court. In 2001, Mike filed two lawsuits against polluters, which lead to a 70 million dollar settlement.
Mike Papantonio and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., also currently host, Ring of Fire, a nationally syndicated radio show, which airs on the Air America Radio network.
Mike is also a regular guest on both Fox & Friends and Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News. He also writes a weekly column for Gannett’s Pensacola News Journal, and is a senior editor of The American Trial Lawyer magazine.