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Virginia Marie Buchanan

Virginia Marie Buchanan

Levin Papantonio Rafferty Law Firm
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice
  • Alabama, Florida
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Biography

Virginia Buchanan is a shareholder at Levin, Papantonio, Rafferty, Proctor, Buchanan, O’Brian, Barr & Mougey, P.A., having joined the firm in 1989. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida in 1985, and received her Juris Doctorate Degree, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1989.

She has served as lead/co-lead counsel in more than 50 jury trials, with results exceeding $500 million. She has a national practice and works extensively in her local Pensacola and surrounding community. She is a member of Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Legal Elite, and listed by Martindale-Hubbell as a Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury. She has been repeatedly designated as a Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Top Consumer Lawyer.

Ms. Buchanan is a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), as well as the Florida Justice Association (“FJA”) (formerly Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers). She is a Distinguished Fellow and Eagle Member of FJA, and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2021. She has served on the Board of Directions of the Florida Bar Foundation and has been Treasurer of ABOTA, Chairperson of the Civil Process Server Grievance Committee and has been a member of the Chief Judge's Council on Children. She currently is a member of the Women's Caucus of the Florida Justice Association, and serves on The Florida Bar Ethics Committee.

Ms. Buchanan is a member of the American Bar Association, and has served as a member of the subcommittee of the American Bar Association on legislation affecting litigation and was appointed to a special committee of the American Bar Association on health care.

Education
University of Florida
J.D. (1989)
Honors: Honors
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Professional Experience
Partner
Levin Papantonio Rafferty
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Awards
Florida Trend Magazine, Florida "Legal Elite"
Florida Trend Magazine
Florida Super Lawyers
Superlawyers
Women Trial Lawyers - Top 25
National Trial Lawyers
Distinguished Fellow
Florida Justice Association
Florida Bar President’s Award for Pro Bono Service for 1st Judicial Circuit
Florida State Bar
Nominee for the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Public Justice Foundation
Public Justice Association
Professional Associations
International Society Of Barristers
Fellow
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Alabama State Bar
Member
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Florida State Bar
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
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Florida
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I provide absolutely free confidential consultations, and never charge any fees or costs unless you first recover. My law firm's 40 attorneys, 4 investigators and 2 medical staff work together as one team for you.
  • Contingent Fees
    I provide absolutely free confidential consultations, and never charge any fees or costs unless you first recover. My law firm's 40 attorneys, 4 investigators and 2 medical staff work together as one team for you.
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
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Virginia Buchanan Bio
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Levin Papantonio Rafferty Law Firm
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Levin Papantonio Law Firm (LevinLaw.com)
Contact & Map
316 South Baylen Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Toll-Free: (800) 277-1193
Telephone: (850) 435-7000
Fax: (850) 435-7020