Profile

Name

Theodore Babbitt

Firm

Babbitt, Johnson, Osborne & LeClainche

Firm Website

http://www.babbitt-johnson.com

City

West Palm Beach

State

FL

Bio

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 Ò 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 Ò 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 Ò and the resources Ò they deserve. It’s a formula that’s enabled him to win cases against long odds Ò 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 Ò and accountability Ò 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.

Education:

Palm Beach Junior College, 1960-1961

University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1963

University of Florida, Juris Doctor, 1965

Admissions and Certifications:

The Florida Bar

Supreme Court of the United States

National Board of Trial Advocacy – certified as a Civil Trial Advocate

The Florida Bar – Board Certified Trial Lawyer

American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Certified Emergency Medical Technician

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida – Trial Bar

Professional Associations:

The Inner Circle of Advocates

American College of Trial Lawyers

International Academy of Trial Lawyers

American Board of Trial Advocates

The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward White

American Mensa Society, Life Member

American Inns of Court, Charter Member and Member of Board of Directors

Palm Beach County Bar Association

Florida Bar Association

National Conference of Bar President

American Bar Association

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

Offices and Committee Chairmanships:

Governor’s Task Force on Medical Malpractice (Appointed by Governor Bob Graham) served 10/31/84 – 4/1/85

The Blue Ribbon Panel for WXEL, TV 42 – FM 90.7 – Served as Chairman 1992-93

John Marshall Bar Association (Student Bar Association) President, 1964, Secretary, 1963

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

Palm Beach County Bar Association

  • President, 1976
  • President – Elect, 1975
  • Secretary, 1974
  • Treasurer, 1973
  • Member of Board of Directors, 1970 – 1978
  • Chairman – Law Week Committee, 1967
  • Chairman – Medical Legal Committee, 1970 – 1972
  • Chairman – Circuit Court Civil Practices Committee, 1973 – 1974
  • Chairman – Judicial Poll Subcommittee, 1986 – 1988

Florida Bar Association

  • Chairman – Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 1976 – 1977 (Member 1973 – Present)
  • Vice-Chairman – Civil Procedures Rules Committee, 1991
  • Chairman – Medical Mediation Rules Subcommittee, 1980 Ò 1982
  • Chairman – Grievance Committee, Palm Beach County, 1981 (Member 1979-1981)
  • Chairman – Medical Malpractice Rules Subcommittee, 1986 Ò 1988
  • Chairman – Form Interrogatories Subcommittee, 1986 –
  • Chairman – Civil Trial Certification Law Committee, 1988 Ò 1989
  • Vice-Chairman – Civil Trial Certification Committee, 1986 Ò 1988
  • Chairman – Civil Trial Certification Examination Committee, 1987; Vice-Chairman 1986
  • Member, Committee on Standards for Jury Pool Sizes, 2004-2005
  • Member, Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, 2003-2004

The Florida Justice Association
Member of Board of Directors, 1982 – 1984 (Member 1965 – present)
Diplomate, 1982 – present
Medical Malpractice Task Force – 1993

American Association For Justice
Diplomate
Co-Dean of Medical Malpractice Specialized Courses, 1987 (Member 1965 – present)

Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society
Vice President, 1977-1978 (Member 1965 to Present)

Additional Committee Memberships

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

Trial Lawyer/Judiciary Liaison Committee – Florida Bar Association, 1980

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

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

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

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

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