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Mike Papantonio

Levin Papantonio Rafferty

Senior Partner at Levin, Papantonio, & Rafferty

Mike Papantonio is a senior partner with the law firm of Levin Papantonio Rafferty. He has received numerous multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of victims of corporate malfeasance. His award-winning work handling thousands of mass tort cases throughout the nation has helped make Levin Papantonio Rafferty one of the largest plaintiff law firms in the country.

Mr. Papantonio is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He is listed in the publications Best Lawyers in America and Leading American Attorney.

Mr. Papantonio is the host of the YouTube show America’s Lawyer with over 900,000 subscribers where he provides in-depth investigations into major corporate and government corruption. He is also the founder and former host of the nationally syndicated radio program Ring of Fire.

Mr. Papantonio has conducted hundreds of recorded interviews with guests including Matthew McConaughey, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Erin Brockovich, Dan Rather, Helen Thomas, Howard Zinn, Arianna Huffington, Mary Chapin Carpenter, David Crosby, Merle Haggard, Morgan Spurlock, Bill Moyers, Rickie Lee Jones, Alanis Morissette, Pete Seeger, Jackson Browne, Chuck D from Public Enemy, Henry Rollins, Ted Sorensen, and Elizabeth Kucinich.


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University; Birmingham, Alabama
    Honors: Head of the Trial Advocacy Department
  • University of Florida

Notable Cases

  • Mr. Papantonio was selected to serve as Lead and Co-Lead in discovery and trial in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation MDL, which has been called “the largest and most complex case in the history of jurisprudence” by the Washington Post. He and his firm have been credited as one of the key negotiators in the $26 billion settlement with America’s “Big Three” drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson.
  • Mr. Papantonio and the firm’s C8 trial team helped secure a $1.2 billion settlement against DuPont, related to the company’s West Virginia plant discharging the chemical PFOA (C8) into the air and water around the Ohio River Valley and exposing citizens to this toxic Teflon chemical.
  • Previously, as lead trial counsel in the environmental class action case of Perrine v. DuPont, Mr. Papantonio received a jury verdict for a West Virginia community with an estimated value in excess of $380 million.