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Fredric G. Levin
A life in advocacy, education, public affairs and philanthropy
FredricGLevin Fredric G. Levin’s 1999 gift of $10 million was a transformative event in the history of the Fredric G. Levin College of Law. In gratitude for that donation among many others from Levin and his family, University of Florida administrators named the college of law in his honor.
Fredric G. Levin is a 1961 UF Law graduate and Pensacola lawyer who stands among the nation’s most accomplished trial attorneys.
Levin, a partner in Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A., has received more than 25 jury verdicts in excess of $1 million (six in excess of $10 million). At various points in his career, he has held the national record for jury verdicts involving the wrongful death of a child, the wrongful death of a housewife, the wrongful death of a wage earner, and the largest personal injury verdict in the state of Florida. He is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an organization limited to 100 members throughout the country, and has been listed in every edition of the publication Best Lawyers in America.
In 1993, Levin drafted legislation and was instrumental in passing a revision of the Florida Medicaid Third Party Recovery Act. The move opened the door to multi-billion dollar tobacco industry settlements nationwide in which states recovered costs spent to treat smokers.