Troy

Rafferty

Shareholder

Levin, Papantonio, Rafferty

Troy Rafferty is a shareholder at Levin, Papantonio, Rafferty. He litigates mass tort, pharmaceutical, and major personal injury cases throughout the country. Mr. Rafferty has been recognized as one of the country's top lawyers through inclusion in the publication, The Best Lawyers in America, as well as The Legal 500. He has also been recognized as one of Florida's top lawyers by Florida Super Lawyers.

Mr. Rafferty has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, the highest rating for competence and ethics issued by that publication, and reserved for attorneys designated as outstanding in their field. Mr. Rafferty has been selected by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He is a fellow in the International Society of Barristers, and one of only 500 U.S. attorneys inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Rafferty has been appointed to handle some of the nation's largest pharmaceutical and mass tort cases. He currently serves as Liaison Counsel in the case In Re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.  He has also been appointed as: (1) co-lead counsel in the In re: Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agent Litigation, which is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; (2) the Plaintiff’s Executive Committee in the In re: Abilify Products Liability Litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; (3) the Plaintiff’s Executive Committee in the In re: Benicar Products Liability Litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; (4) the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the In re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana; and (5) the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the In re: Fresenius Granuflo/Naturalyte Dialysate Products Liability Litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

He also has been appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky to serve on the Executive Committee for the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee regarding the Yamaha Rhino defective product litigation. He was appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to serve on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee in the national Vioxx Litigation, which resulted in a $4.7 billion national settlement. He was also appointed to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the national Zyprexa Litigation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. This litigation resulted in a $700 million settlement on behalf of clients throughout the country. Mr. Rafferty was also one of the leading attorneys in the national Rezulin litigation, which was filed in the Southern District of New York. In 2001, he and his partner obtained a $40 million jury verdict in Corpus Christi, Texas for a woman who took the diabetes drug Rezulin. He has tried numerous complex pharmaceutical cases throughout the country.

In 2017 Mr. Rafferty obtained jury verdicts in two pharmaceutical cases of $150 million and $140 million which were the 13th and 15th largest jury verdicts in the country that year.

Mr. Rafferty is board certified in civil trial law by The Florida Bar. He is active in the Florida Justice Association, where he served as President from 2014 – 2015.  Prior to that he served on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. In 2016 he was awarded the Perry Nichols Award, the highest award given by the FJA and is awarded to an attorney whose perseverance, commitment, and unmatched dedication to the civil justice system is at the forefront of their lives.

In 2018, he was awarded the Living the Dream HK Matthews Legacy Award in recognition of his commitment, vision, leadership, service, and contribution to keeping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive.

Mr. Rafferty is a frequent lecturer throughout the country to trial lawyers on mass tort litigation and general trial practice. He is currently licensed to practice law before all Florida state courts, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Rafferty is also an active philanthropist, and along with donating to many local charities, he also funds two local scholarships under his name (The Rafferty Scholarship/Award), which are awarded annually to two area high school prep athletes. Each of the area high schools also competes to be awarded the Rafferty Cup for excellence in athletic achievement.  In addition, he founded the Rafferty Hope Scholarship which is given each year to two underprivileged children to pay their college tuition.

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Apr 30
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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9:30 AM

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May 1
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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May 2
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

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May 1
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Richard
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Carlos R.
Baralt-Suárez

Of Counsel
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Dr. Charles
Bennett

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James
Bergener

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Robby H.
Birnbaum

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Tony
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Chris
Coffin

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Lori G.
Cohen

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Jonathan
Cohen

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Greg
Coleman

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Amy
Collins

Attorney

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Jayne
Conroy

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Mildred
Conroy

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Erin
Copeland

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Katherine
Cornell

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Grant L.
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Jim
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Sharon
Desh

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Robert J.
Drakulich

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Nicholas J.
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John
Driscoll

Attorney
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Patrick J.
Driscoll

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Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

Paul
Farrell Jr.

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Yvonne
Flaherty

Partner
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Lee
Floyd

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Breit Biniazan

Michael
Fuller

Principal

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Dr. Manuel
Gonzalez-Brito

CMO

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Robin
Greenwald

Attorney
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Marc D.
Grossman

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Jake
Grossman

J.D. Candidate at the
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Stacy
Hauer

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Aaron
Heckaman

Partner
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Eric
Holland

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Holland Law Firm

Bradley D.
Honnold

Founding Partner
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Evan M.
Janush

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Rhon
Jones

Principal
Beasley Allen Law Firm

Ashley
Keller

Partner
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Rayna
Kessler

Partner

Robins Kaplan LLP

Gary
Klinger

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Douglass A.
Kreis

Founding Partner
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Ari
Kresch

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Mark
Lanier

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Lanier Law Firm

Rachel
Lanier

Senior Attorney
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Adam
Levitt

Partner
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Patrick
Luff

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Luff Law Firm

Victoria
Maniatis

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Tobi
Millrood

Partner
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Mike
Morgan

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Majed
Nachawati

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Marie
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Paul
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Hon. Glenn A.
Norton (Ret.)

Missouri Court of Appeals

Jonathan
Orent

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Sara
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Gale
Pearson

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William G.
Pintas

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Christopher M.
Placitella

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Scott
Powell

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Restaino, Jr.

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Rice

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Christopher
Schnieders

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John K.
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Lana K.
Varney

Partner
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Aimee H.
Wagstaff

Attorney
Partner, Andrus Wagstaff

Alexandra
Walsh

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Watts

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R. Brent
Wisner

Managing Partner

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May 04 - 06, 2022
May 04 - 06, 2022
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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