561-475-1831
Michael V. Baxter
Partner

Michael V. Baxter

561.684.9683
Barristers Building
1615 Forum PI 4th Floor
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Michael Baxter is one of the premiere Medical Malpractice attorneys in Florida. In the past five years, Mr. Baxter has recovered more than $50 million from jury verdicts and settlements., and has obtained the two largest settlements in the firm’s history.*

A Florida native, Michael Baxter began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County, serving as a Career Criminal Prosecutor who tried more than 70 jury trials. He then spent 16 years defending hospitals and healthcare providers in medical negligence cases before joining the firm in 2015. He was named Partner in 2021 for his stellar representation of individual clients in Medical Malpractice claims.

*Rules of Confidentiality prevents either party from discussing the nature of the settlement.

Admitted to the Florida Bar – 1996

NOTABLE SETTLEMENTS, VERDICTS & JUDGEMENTS:

  • $500,000 verdict after an offer of $50,000 against the United State under the Federal Tort Act for a delay in diagnosis of a patient with bladder cancer.
  • $494,000 verdict for an offer of $10,000 against a hospital for failing to supervise a patient who fell and fractured her hip.
  • $4,086,000 verdict after an offer of $25,000 on behalf of a wife and daughter of a 72-year-old man who died following a cardiac procedure. The jury rendered its verdict in less than an hour after a two-week trial.
  • $6,500,000 judgment for a young child whose mother died from failure to treat a bowel obstruction.
  • (Confidential) – Eight figure settlement for a baby who suffered a permanent brain injury from the failure to treat jaundice.
  • (Confidential) – Eight figure settlement for a child who suffered a catastrophic brain injury, leaving him in a minimally-conscious state.
  • (Confidential) – Seven figure settlement for husband whose wife died from complications of an elective surgical procedure.
  • (Confidential) – Seven figure settlement for a client who lost his eye as a result of failure to diagnose and treat a metallic foreign body.
  • (Confidential) – Seven figure settlement for the wife and children of a man who died from failure to treat influenza.
  • (Confidential) – Seven figure settlement for a man who suffered injuries for an unnecessary surgical procedure.
  • (Confidential) – Two separate Seven figure settlements for the families of children who sustained permanent injuries during birth.

Education

Doctorate of Jurisprudence, Nova Southeastern University College of Law, 1996
B.S. Florida State University, 1992

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

State of Florida
U.S. District Court – Southern District of Florida

Memberships

ABOTA (American Board of Trial Attorneys)
Florida Bar Association
Palm Beach County Bar Association
Palm Beach County Justice Association
Florida Justice Association

Awards

AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Florida Trend’s Legal Elite
South Florida Legal Guide Top Attorney
Top Attorney in Medical Negligence
Florida Super Lawyers

About Mr. Baxter

Mr. Baxter lives in Jupiter with his wife, Helene, and their identical twin daughters and aspiring artists, Madisen and Maysen. A former state champion goalkeeper, Mr. Baxter enjoys competing in adult soccer tournaments around the country.

SERVING THE ENTIRE STATE OF FLORIDA

Brevard County, Broward County, Coral Springs, Davie, Dearfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Margate, Miramar, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Weston, Collier County, Naples, Duval County, Jacksonville, Lee County, Fort Myers, Leon County, Tallahassee, Manatee County, Bradenton, Marion County, Ocala, Martin County, Indiantown, Stuart, Miami-Dade County, Aventura, Parkland, Greenacres, Royal Palm Beach, Tamarac, Wellington, Jupiter, and Miami.

AWARD-WINNING REPRESENTATION

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