Mitchell J. Panter is the Managing Partner of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, a personal injury law firm in Miami consisting of 5 attorneys and 11 full time staff members. The firm not only advocates for injured individuals but also for keeping the community at large safer through law changes and holding negligent parties accountable for correcting hazards. In addition, both Mitchell and the firm have been a pilar in the community for more than 30 years. As past president of several legal and community organizations, Mitchell continues to actively participate in various causes throughout South Florida. He has lectured and taught for associations including Bar Associations, high schools and business groups. The firm regularly sponsors collegiate scholarships, and a variety of community events supporting such causes as the arts, animal rescue, and students. Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar and National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1986, Mitchell primarily practices in the areas of Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice and Premises Liability cases. Early in his career, he argued the case of American Aerial Lift v. Jose Perez in the Florida Supreme Court addressing the issue of Strict Liability and Product Liability. This precedent setting case involved the award of a $1.7 million dollar verdict obtained by the firm in the trial court for Mr. Perez as a result of injuries he sustained due to a defective scissor lift. Mitchell has secured several million-dollar settlements and verdicts for his clients and continues to represent individuals injured due to the negligence of others.