Theodore Babbitt

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Biography

Ted Babbitt has won more than lawsuits over the past four decades. He's won accolades and esteem. Since 1973, Mr. Babbitt has been a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group limited to just 100 of the top plaintiffs' lawyers in the country. He's written more than 100 articles that have appeared in national and local publications, given lectures for other attorneys, chaired nearly a dozen professional committees, and been listed - for more than 20 years -- in The Best Lawyers in America. All the while, he has successfully tackled some of the toughest personal injury cases in the state of Florida - and obtained numerous high-profile, multimillion-dollar recoveries for his clients.

Most lawyers with credentials like these tend to oversee cases, letting junior lawyers do the legwork. That's not Mr. Babbitt's style. Because he is selective about the cases he accepts, Mr. Babbitt is able to give each client the attention - and the resources - they deserve. It's a formula that's enabled him to win cases against long odds - and win the respect of his clients.

For Mr. Babbitt, no detail is too small, and no opponent is too big. While other lawyers can spend years getting to the heart of their case, Mr. Babbitt sees it from the very start: helping his client seek redress - and accountability - for the harm they've suffered. That's always the goal, and through the skill, preparation, and dedication that have made his name with his peers, Mr. Babbitt has made a better future for his clients.

Mr. Babbitt is a commercial pilot and flight instructor with ratings in single and multi-engine as well as glider. He has been flying since 1969 and has logged more than 4000 hours. His most recent plane was a twin engine jet prop seating 8. Mr. Babbitt is credited with being instrument rated with certification from Flight Safety and has flown volunteer flights as an "Angel" to allow sick people to get needed treatment. He is also signed up for "Pilots and Paws" to do the same thing for injured animals

Year Joined Firm

1967

Areas of Practice

100% Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

Civil Trial Law, State Bar of Florida, 1993

Civil Trial Law, National Board of Trial Attorneys

Certified Emergency Medical Technician

Published Works

Staying Out of Malpractice Suits South Florida Medical Review, September, 1985

Hospital Records Trial, March, 1988

Representative Cases

Schwab v. Tolley, 345 So.2d 747 (Fla.App. 4 Dist. 1977)

Good Samaritan Hosp. Ass'n, Inc. v. Saylor, 495 So.2d 782 (Fla.App. 4 Dist. 1986)

Nikula v. Michigan Mut. Ins., 531 So.2d 330 (Fla. 1988)

References

Flagler National Bank, West Palm Beach, Florida

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers in America

Governors Task Force on Medical Malpractice

Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2010 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

Inner Circle of Advocates, 1975 - Present

American College of Trial Lawyers, 1987 - Present

International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1988 - Present

National Conference of Bar Presidents

American Inns of Court, Palm Beach County, 1988 - Present

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1982 - 1984

Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1970 - 1978

American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

American Board of Trial Advocates

American Mensa Society, Life Member

The Florida Justice Association

American Association For Justice

The American Society of Law & Medicine

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society

Governor's Task Force on Medical Malpractice (Appointed by Governor Bob Graham)

The Blue Ribbon Panel for WXEL, TV 42 - FM 90.7, Chairman, 1992 - 1993

John Marshall Bar Association (Student Bar Association), President, 1964 - Present

John Marshall Bar Association (Student Bar Association), Secretary, 1963 - Present

Supreme Court of Florida, Member, Commission on Complex Litigation, 2006 - Present

Palm Beach County Bar Association, President, 1976 - Present

Palm Beach County Bar Association, President - Elect, 1975 - Present

Palm Beach County Bar Association, Secretary, 1974 - Present

Palm Beach County Bar Association, Treasurer, 1973 - Present

Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member of Board of Directors, 1970 - 1978

Palm Beach County Bar Association, Chairman, Law Week Committee, 1967 - Present

Palm Beach County Bar Association, Chairman, Medical Legal Committee, 1970 - 1972

Palm Beach County Bar Association, Chairman, Circuit Court Civil Practices Committee, 1973 - 1974

Palm Beach County Bar Association, Chairman, Judicial Poll Subcommittee, 1986 - 1988

Florida Bar Association, Chairman, Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 1976 - 1977

Florida Bar Association, Member, 1973 - Present

Florida Bar Association, Vice-Chairman, Civil Procedures Rules Committee, 1991 - Present

Florida Bar Association, Chairman, Medical Mediation Rules Subcommittee, 1980 - 1982

Florida Bar Association, Chairman - Grievance Committee, Palm Beach County, 1981 - Present

Florida Bar Association, Member, 1973 - Present

Florida Bar Association, Chairman, Medical Malpractice Rules Subcommittee, 1986 - 1998

Florida Bar Association, Chairman, Form Interrogatories Subcommittee, 1986 - Present

Florida Bar Association, Chairman, Civil Trial Certification Law Committee, 1988 - 1989

Florida Bar Association, Vice-Chairman, Civil Trial Certification Committee, 1986 - 1988

Florida Bar Association, Chairman, Civil Trial Certification Examination Committee, 1987 - Present

Florida Bar Association, Vice-Chairman , 1986 - Present

Florida Bar Association, Member, Committee on Standards for Jury Pool Sizes, 2004 - 2005

Florida Bar Association, Member, Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, 2003 - 2004

The Florida Justice Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1982 - 1984

The Florida Justice Association, Member, 1965 - Present

The Florida Justice Association, Diplomate, 1982 - Present

The Florida Justice Association, Medical Malpractice Task Force, 1993 - Present

American Association for Justice, Diplomate

American Association for Justice, Co-Dean of Medical Malpractice Specialized Courses, 1987 - Present

American Association for Justice, Member, 1965 - Present

Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society, Vice President, 1977 - 1978

Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society, Member, 1965 - Present

Palm Beach County Bar Association, Federal Practice Committee , 1974 - 1975

Florida Bar Association, Trial Lawyer/Judiciary Liaison Committee, 1980 - Present

Florida Bar Association, Abuse of Discovery Subcommittee , 1983 - 1984

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Speakers Bureau, 1984 - 1987

Palm Beach County Bar Association, Medical Malpractice Arbitration Advisory Committee, 1985 - Present

Palm Beach County Bar Association, Judicial Relations Committee, 1986 - 1988

American Bar Association, Section of Tort and Insurance Practice, 1986 - 1987

Florida Children First, Board Member

Fraternities/Sororities

Phi Alpha Delta

(Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) (Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
561-202-1585  Phone
561-531-5983; Toll Free: 888-407-5164  Phone
561-684-6308  Fax
www.babbitt-johnson.com/Attorneys/Theodore-Babbitt.shtml
University Attended:
Palm Beach Junior College; University of Florida, B.A., cum laude, 1963
Law School Attended:
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1965
Year of First Admission:
1965
Admission:
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar; 1965, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1965, Florida; 1969, U.S. Supreme Court
Birth Information:
New York, New York, January 9, 1942
Reported Cases:
Schwab v. Tolley, 345 So.2d 747 (4th DCA 1977); Eiler v. Good Samaritan Hospital, 495 So.2d 782 (4th DCA 1986); Frappier v. Health Options, 678 So.2d 884 (4th DCA 1996); St. Mary's Hospital v. Phillipe, 699 So2d 1017 (4th DCA 1997); St. Mary's Hospital v. Phillipe, 769 So.2d 961 (Fla. 2000); Wilbur v. Hightower, 778 So.2d 381 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001); Kia Motors Corp. v. Cintron, 873 So.2d 336 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004); Equity Residential Props. Trust v. Yates, Fourth District, 910 So. 2d 401; 2005 Fla. App.; Olen Properties Corp. and Olen Residential Realty Corp. v. Samantha Moss, No. 4D07-501 (4/16/08).
Certifications:
( Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy )
ISLN:
909329363
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