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Theodore "Ted" Babbitt

2139 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard West Palm Beach, Florida 33409-6601
Firm: Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA
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Firm

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA


Years In Practice


Phone Number (561) 285-4356

THEODORE (TED) BABBITT is a former managing partner at Babbitt & Johnson, P.A. who for the past five decades has represented individuals in personal injury, wrongful death, and commercial cases. In 1970, he obtained the first verdict in Palm Beach County for a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case; in 1975, he obtained the first jury verdict in Palm Beach County in excess of one million dollars.

When Mr. Babbitt was 17 years old he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and still managed to be sworn in as an attorney at age 23. He earned a B.A. with honors from the University of Florida in 1963 and received his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1965. In the ensuing years, he has written more than 100 articles that have appeared in national and local publications. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021, in which he has been listed since 1987.

Since 1975, Mr. Babbitt has been a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only membership limited to 100 of the top plaintiff lawyers in the United States. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and The American College of Trial Lawyers and has been selected as a Florida Super Lawyer since 2006. He is a former president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, where he has also held several other leadership positions over the years.

Mr. Babbitt is a commercial pilot and flight instructor who has logged more than 4,500 hours since 1969. He is rated for single- and multi-engines as well as gliders and holds certification from Flight Safety International. He has volunteered as an Angel Flight pilot to help sick people get needed treatment.

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How is this lawyer compensated?
Contingency Fees
This lawyer is compensated by clients, often based on a contingency fee.
Awards
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Theodore Babbitt
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, West Palm Beach (2013)
Personal Injury Litigation, West Palm Beach (2011)
  • Governors Task Force on Medical Malpractice
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2010 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1987 - Present
  • Florida Super Lawyer, 2006 - Present
Organizations & Affiliations
American Association for Justice
Co-Dean of Medical Malpractice Specialized Courses
American Association For Justice
American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
American Board of Trial Advocates
American College of Trial Lawyers
American Inns of Court, Palm Beach County
American Mensa Society
Life Member
Florida Bar Association
Vice Chairman
Florida’s Children First
Board Member
Governor’s Task Force on Medical Malpractice (Appointed by Governor Bob Graham)
Inner Circle of Advocates
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
John Marshall Bar Association (Student Bar Association)
President and Secretary
National Conference of Bar Presidents
Palm Beach County Bar Association
Medical Malpractice Arbitration Advisory Committee
Palm Beach County Bar Association
President
Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society
Member
Supreme Court of Florida
Member, Commission on Complex Litigation
The American Society of Law & Medicine
The Florida Justice Association
Medical Malpractice Task Force
The Florida Justice Association
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group
Languages
English
Education
University of Florida, J.D.
Graduated 1965
University of Florida, BA cum laude
Graduated 1963
Contact Details and Office Locations
Office: (561) 285-4356
2139 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409-6601
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