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BRETT A. PANTER is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and primarily practices in the area of Complex Civil Litigation including but not limited to Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Neglect, Product Liability, Premises Liability, and Aviation Litigation. At age 30, Brett Panter was lead counsel in the case of Stark, West and Clay v. Alamo Rent A Car, wherein a jury rendered a $7.7 Million Dollar Verdict, which was upheld on appeal in Clay v. Alamo, 586 So.2d 394 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1991). Mr. Panter was also lead counsel in Del Risco v. Industrial Affiliates, Ltd., 556 So.2d 1148 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990). Mr. Panter obtained a jury verdict for his client in the amount of 1.5 Million Dollars in this case. Mr. Panter also was lead counsel in American Aerial Lift, Inc. v. Perez, 629 So.2d 169 (Fla. 3d DCA 1993), rev. denied, 637 So.2d 233 (Fla. 1994), wherein a jury rendered a 1.7 Million Dollar verdict. This case was litigated to the Supreme Court. Mr. Panter's closing arguments in the cases of Stark and American Aerial Lift, Inc. were published nationally. Mr. Panter has achieved many other settlements in complex claims resulting in recoveries greater than 1 Million Dollars.

Mr. Panter obtained a $3.6 million jury verdict for Gustavo Garcia and Jorge Mejia, who were working as temporary employees at a Miami construction site. In December 2006, while helping a crane operator  lift large concrete beams to be used on an apartment building, Mr. Mejia was knocked unconscious, had a heart attack and suffers memory loss. Garcia lost his right arm and the use of two fingers on his left hand.

Most recently, Mr. Panter obtained an $8.5 million jury verdict for the twin sons of Clementina Brown of Miami, who never regained consciousness after a delayed abdominal surgery in 2005, and who died in a nursing home in 2007.

BRETT A. PANTER was born in Newark, New Jersey on April 29, 1959; admitted to the Florida Bar in 1984; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida including Trial Bar; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; Education: University of Michigan (B.A. 1981); University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; University of Miami (J.D. 1984); Private Pilot Airplane (1978) Commercial Pilot Airplane Single & Multi Engine Land Instrument Airplane; Member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, (2000- current). Member of Pan Air Flying Club. Member, Editorial Staff, Dade County Bar Bulletin, 1987-1989. Professor, Miami Dade Community College, Paralegal Studies, 1991-1992. Host, "Trial Talk" Television Show sponsored by Dade County Trial Lawyers; "Law Talk" Television Show sponsored by Dade County Bar Association. Member, Judicial Endorsements and Campaign Practices Committee, 1988-1989; Member, Dade County Bar Association (Chairman, Media Committee, 1988-1989; Member, Board of Directors); Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Advisory Committee City College, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 1994-1996. Lecturer for Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Lecturer for National Business Institute and Institute for Paralegal Education; Lecturer for Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; Participant in the Nationally Published Million Dollar Argument Series produced by Professional Techniques Library; Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Lectures given include: Paralegals and the Litigation Team in Florida; Winning Your Case Through Documentary Evidence; Winning Depositions and Discovery Techniques in Slip and Fall Cases; The Personal Injury Paralegal in Florida; A Practical and Legal Approach to Demonstrative Evidence; Winning Techniques in Handling Supermarket and Store Owner Liability Cases, Including Discovery, Proving Notice and many other topics; Faculty Advisory Council for National Business Institute 2004.

Brett Alan Panter has been extended an invitation to become a Fellow in the American Academy of Trial Counsel (2006). The membership in the Trial Counsel is limited by invitation only. The Academy is comprised of 2,500 Fellows nationwide, carefully selected based upon evaluations of effectiveness and accomplishments in litigation, and superior ethical reputation. The Academy represents the best in law among its membership, as selected by clients, lawyers, judges and business leaders throughout the United States.

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers-Eagle Sponsor, contributing member of FLAGG. President of Bench and Bar B'Nai Brith (1995-1996). Appointment to serve on the Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education Committee 1998-2001. Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education.

BRETT A. PANTER is the founding and principle partner of the firm of Panter, Panter and Sampedro. The firm currently consists of 4 attorneys and 11 support staff and multiple independent contractors. The firm has handled cases throughout the southeastern United States. The Firm has had significant involvement in class action cases as follows: (1) Total Health Care of Florida (Marie Guillaumine) v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Co. and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.; (2) Total Health Care of Florida (Juan Iglesias) v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Co. and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.; and (3) Todd Sussman v. Bank of America, Case No. 03-04963 CA 25. Mr. Panter has also been involved in Multi District Litigation regarding Baycol a cholesterol lowering drug against Baycol, In Re Bayer Corp., (MDL - 1431 D. Minn.) and is currently involved in Multi District Litigation involving Vioxx against Merk Corp., In Re Vioxx Products Liability Litigation (MDL -1657 E.D.La.)

Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home Neglect

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University of Miami School of Law Law School1984  
University of Michigan
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Florida1984
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2019-06-28Phone800-593-6178, 305-662-6178
2019-06-28Address6950 North Kendall Drive, Panter Building Miami FL 33156 US
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