Mitchell J. Panter

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Location:
Miami, Florida
Phone:
305-662-6178
800-593-6178 (Toll Free)
Fax:
305-662-9472
Email:

Mitchell J. Panter is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar and National Board of Trial Advocacy, primarily practicing in the areas of Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Sexual Assault, Food Contamination and Premises Liability Cases. Mitchell Panter is also Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Advocacy since 1996. At the age of 31, Mitchell Panter argued the case of American Aerial Lift v. Jose Perez in the Florida Supreme Court addressing the issue of Strict Liability and Product Liability. This precedent setting case involved the award of a $1.7 million dollar verdict obtained by the Firm in the Trial Court for Mr. Perez as a result of injuries he sustained due to a defective scissor lift.

Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Product Liability
Premises Liability

Year Joined Firm

  • 1991

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
  • Aviation Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Elder Law
  • Food & Agricultural Products
  • Health & Health Care Law
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Sex Offenses

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy- A Division of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification An American Bar Association Accredited Organization as being Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, April, 2012
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Law, Florida Bar, 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1993

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • Juris Doctor - 1986
    • Honors: Academic Scholarship Recipient, 1983-1986
    • Honors: State Mock Trial Competition
    • Honors: The Society of Wig & Robe Award of Distinction
    • Honors: Dean's List, Spring, 1985
    • Honors: Tribune, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
    • Honors: Res Ipsa Loquitor Newspaper Staff
    • Honors: Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1982
    • Honors: Counselor, Washtenaw County Correctional Institute
    • Honors: University of Michigan Student Government
    • Major: English Literature

Classes/Seminars

  • Medical Malpractice-Overview of Medical Liability Cases
  • Speaker, Webinar entitled "Beyond the Basics- Standing out from the Crowd", FindLaw, May 25, 2010
  • Speaker, Florida Bar Speakers Bureau
  • Speaker, University of Miami Alumni Orientation
  • Lecturer, Litigation Case Management for the Florida Paralegal, Miami, 1999
  • Lecturer, Disclosure-From Both Sides of the Fence, Fort Lauderdale Claims Association, February 3, 2000
  • Lecturer, How to Successfully Make and Manage Objections at Trial in Florida, National Business Institute, West Palm Beach, September 13, 2000
  • Lecturer, Medical Records for Florida Attorneys, National Business Institute, Miami, September 6, 2001
  • Lecturer, Analyzing Medical Records for the Florida Paralegal, Institute for Paralegal Education, Miami, June 6, 2002
  • Lecturer, Miami Chapter, Cooperation Between Criminal Defendants and Civil Litigants, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Crested Butte, Colorado, April 3, 2003
  • Lecturer, How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Florida, National Business Institute, Miami, Florida, May 29, 2003
  • Lecturer, Ethics in Advertising, South Miami Kendall Bar Association, March 19, 2004
  • Lecturer, Miami Chapter, Ethics in Advertising, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Crested Butte, Colorado, March 27, 2004
  • Lecturer, How to Win Your Next Soft Tissue Injury Trial in Florida, National Business Institute, Miami, Florida, May 20, 2004
  • Lecturer, Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation in Florida, National Business Institute, November 12, 2004
  • Lecturer, Plaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to Finish in Florida, National Business Institute, April 22, 2005
  • Instructor Paralegal Dept., Miami-Dade Community College, 1991

Honors and Awards

  • Certified advocate by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy
  • Attorney of the Year, The Florida Law Related Education Association, 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1996 - Present
  • Dade County Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1997
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1991 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Schools Committee, 1992 - 1993
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Chairman, Law Week Committee, 1991 - 1993
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Chairman, Mock Trial Committee, 1991 - 1993
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Board of Directors, 1988 - 1995
  • Dade County Bar Association, Vice-Chairman, Judicial Endorsements, Campaign Contributions Committee
  • Dade County Bar Association, Vice-Chairman, Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Dade County Bar Association, Judicial Poll Committee
  • Dade County Bar Association, Professional Arbitration Committee
  • Dade County Bar Association, Media and Public Relations Committee
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • South Miami Kendall Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1997 - Present
  • South Miami Kendall Bar Association, President, 2003 - 2004
  • B'Nai B'rith Bench & Bar, President, 1999 - 2000
  • La Jolla Homeowners Association, Board of Directors, 1991 - 1993
  • La Jolla Homeowners Association, Vice President, 1993 - 1994
  • Pinecrest Business Association, President, 2005 - 2007
  • Eugene B. Spellman Inns of Court, 1997
  • Congregation Bet Breira, Board of Directors, 2003
  • Congregation Bet Breira, Administrative Vice President, 2004

Past Employment Positions

  • Buschbom, Panter & Panter, Partner, 1990 - 1991
  • Mark A. Cohen, P.A., Miami, Florida, Trial Attorney, 1989 - 1990
  • Cohen & Silver, P.A., Miami, Florida, Associate, 1987 - 1989
  • Dade County State Attorney's Office, Miami, Florida, Certified Legal Intern, 1985 - 1986
  • Podhurst, Orseck, Parks, Josefsberg, Eaton, Meadow & Olin, P.A., Miami, Florida, Law Clerk, 1984 - 1985
  • Judge Steven Robinson, Miami, Florida, Campaign Coordinator, 1984