Theodore Babbitt

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Personal Injury Attorney
    • Organization:Babbitt & Johnson, P.A.
    • Area of Expertise:Personal Injury Litigation
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Personal Injury Litigation
      Summary of expertise:
      Theodore (Ted) Babbitt is a personal injury expert in Florida and a Managing Partner at Babbitt & Johnson, P.A. He represents individuals in personal injury, wrongful death, and commercial cases. He graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. with honors in 1963 and received his J.D. from the University of Florida in 1965. At the age of 17, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and still managed to be sworn in as an attorney at the age of 23.

      Ted obtained the first jury verdict in excess of one million dollars in Palm Beach County in 1975 and the first verdict for a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case in Palm Beach County in 1970.

      He is currently a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates – an invite only membership limited to 100 of the top plaintiffs' lawyers in the United States. He is also a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and The American College of Trial Lawyers.

      He has held every position in the Palm Beach County Bar Association, which includes President. He's also a writer for the association.

      Ted was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. He’s been listed in Best Lawyers since the 1987 edition. He’s been selected in Super Lawyers every year since 2006.
      Blog/Web site: http://www.babbitt-johnson.com/Attorneys/Theodore-Babbitt.shtml
      Twitter: https://twitter.com/babbittjohnson
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BabbittJohnson
      Books/articles published:
      Writer, Palm Beach County Bar Association, Early 1990's - Present
      Awards/associations/memberships:
      Best Lawyers in America, 1983 - 2016
      Florida Super Lawyer, 2006
      Florida Super Lawyer, 2007
      Florida Super Lawyer, 2008
      Florida Super Lawyer, 2009
      Florida Super Lawyer, 2010
      Florida Super Lawyer, 2011
      Florida Super Lawyer, 2012
      Florida Super Lawyer, 2013
      Florida Super Lawyer, 2014
      Florida Super Lawyer, 2015
      Florida Super Lawyer, 2016
      Governors Task Force on Medical Malpractice
      Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2010 - Present

      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

      Prior media experience:
      As seen in:
      PBS
      Montel
      South Florida Business Journal
      CBS 12
      ABC 25 WPBF
      48 Hours
      Eye on South Florida
      The Oprah Winfrey Show
      NBC News

      Educational background:
      University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
      J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1965
      University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
      B.A., Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) - 1963
      Palm Beach Junior College, Lake Worth, Florida
      Interests:
      Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation

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