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Justin Witkin

Justin Witkin

Partner
Location:
Pensacola, Florida
Phone:
888-828-5610 (Toll free)
850-941-7904
Fax:
850-916-7449
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Personal injury lawyer Justin Witkin. Justin Witkin received his B.S. in finance from Florida State University in 1992, and graduated with high honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1995. While in law school, Mr. Witkin was an editor on the Florida Law Review, and published an article entitled "A Time for Change: Reexamining the Constitutional Status of Minors" 47 Fla. L. Rev. 113 (1995). Mr. Witkin received American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts, Income Tax, Antitrust and Social Science, and was installed as a member of the Order of the Coif. After graduating from law school, Mr. Witkin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ira DeMent and the Honorable Truman S. Hobbs on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. He then served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward Carnes on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Witkin is currently licensed to practice before all Florida and Mississippi state and federal courts, United States District Courts for the Southern District of Illinois, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Witkin is a member of the American Bar Association, Litigation Section, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.As lead class counsel in: In re: MCI Non-Subscriber Telephone Rates Litigation, MDL Docket No. 1275 (S.D. Ill), Mr. Witkin helped to negotiate what has been reported as the largest ever settlement involving the telecommunications industry, an amount in excess of $88 Million. Mr. Witkin has also served as lead counsel in In re: America Online, Inc Version 5.0 Softward Litigation, MDL Docket No. 1341 (S.D. Fla), and as a member of the Discovery Committee in: In re: Microsoft Antitrust Litigation, MDL Docket No. 1332 (D. Md.). Mr. Witkin also has extensive experience handling mass tort litigation with an emphasis on pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Recent cases Mr. Witkin has handled have involved claims for injury arising out the use of the diet drug Fen Phen, the diabetes drug Rezulin, the cold remedy ingredient phenylpropanolamine, the gastrointestinal medicine Lotronex, the recently withdrawn anti-cholesterol drug Baycol, and the recalled orthopedic hip implants manufactured by Sulzer Orthopedics. Mr. Witkin limits his practice to the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, serious auto accident, mass tort and class action litigation.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Class Action Litigation
  • Mass Tort
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida - 1995
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Awards
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Florida Law Review, Editor
  • Florida State University
    • B.S. - 1992
    • Major: Finance

Published Works

  • A Time for Change: Reexamining the Constitutional Status of Minors, 47 Fla. L. Rev. 113, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Florida Trial Lawyers of Academy, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Ira DeMent and the Honorable Truman S. Hobbs on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Law Clerk
  • Honorable Edward Carnes on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Law Clerk
Practice Areas

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