Mike Papantonio is a senior partner with the Levin Papantonio Law Firm, one of the largest plaintiff’s law firms in the country. He has handled thousands of cases throughout the nation, receiving numerous awards and multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of victims of corporate malfeasance. Most recently, Mr. Papantonio and the firm’s C-8 trial team helped secure a $920 million dollar settlement against DuPont, over lawsuits related to the company’s West Virginia plant discharging the chemical C-8 into the air and water around the Ohio River Valley and exposing citizens to the toxic Teflon manufacturing chemical.
Just last year, the firm also won the Special Litigation (Environmental) category in the 2016 Elite Trial Lawyers recognition program, after Mr. Papantonio successfully lead the firm’s C-8 trial team against DuPont in previous trials. The award is the latest in a long list of achievements.
In 2008, Mr. Papantonio was selected by the Public Justice Foundation as a finalist for its Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.
In 2011, Mr. Papantonio was awarded the Perry Nichols Award, the highest honor given by the Florida Justice Association. The award recognizes individuals who fight valiantly and with distinction for justice throughout their lives.
In 2012, Mr. Papantonio became President of the National Trial Lawyers Association.
In 2014, the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center of Temple University Beasley School of Law presented Mr. Papantonio with the Inaugural Award for Social Justice, honoring him for his outstanding contributions to social justice.
In 2015, Mr. Papantonio was inducted into the National Trial Lawyers’ Hall of Fame. He also was awarded the Defender of Justice Award by the American Association for Justice.
Mr. Papantonio has also authored and co-authored instructional articles on handling complex litigation for trial lawyers and is the founder of the cutting edge continuing legal education seminar organization, Mass Torts Made Perfect, which trains thousands of lawyers on how to better their legal practice.
He has written four motivational books for lawyers, as well as two legal thrillers, and he is the co-author of Air America: The Playbook; listed by The New York Times as a Political Best Seller. He also founded the Ring of Fire Network, a progressive news organization consisting of a radio program, a web series, and written articles online. In addition, Mr. Papantonio hosts “America’s Lawyer,” an international legal television show featured on RT America that provides in-depth investigations into major corporate corruption.