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Theodore Babbitt

Theodore Babbitt

Location:
West Palm Beach, Florida
Phone:
561-684-2500
888-666-0523 (Toll Free)
Fax:
561-684-6308
Email:

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

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2004

Education

  • 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

Published Works

  • Staying Out of Malpractice Suits South Florida Medical Review, September, 1985
  • Hospital Records Trial, March, 1988

References

  • Flagler National Bank, West Palm Beach, Florida

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyer 2014
  • 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
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Babbitt, Johnson, Osborne & Le Clainche, P.A.

1641 Worthington Rd, Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Phone: 561-684-2500
Toll Free: 888-666-0523
Fax: 561-684-6308
West Palm Beach, FL Office Location