Virginia M. Buchanan

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      Virginia M. Buchanan

      Virginia M. Buchanan

      Levin, Papantonio, Rafferty, Proctor, Buchanan, O’Brien, Barr & Mougey, P.A.Total Records: 1
      316 South Baylen Street, Pensacola, FL, 32502

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      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.

      Ms. Buchanan has served on the Judicial Liaison Committee of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association and as a member of the Escambia-Santa Rosa County Bar Association Grievance Committee for attorney complaints, and has also been a member of the First Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee. She has served on the Women's Life Center Advisory Board to the West Florida Regional Medical Center and to the Board of Directors to the Shands Home Care Project.

      While attending the University of Florida, Ms. Buchanan was a Bickel Scholar, Scripps-Howard Scholar and received several jurisprudence awards. She was selected to the University of Florida Moot Court Team and was a Finalist in the Florida Annual Moot Court Competition and Finalist in Benton National Moot Court Competition in Chicago, Illinois. She was selected to the Order of the Coif and to Phi Delta Phi, an honors fraternity, while in school.

      Bar Admission

      Florida, 1989

      Alabama, 1997

      U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1992

      U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1992

      Other Affiliations

      Florida Justice Association, 1989 - 2014 (Member)

      American Association of Justice, 1990 - 2014 (Committee Member)

      Alabama Trial Lawyers Assoc. , 2006 - Present (Sustaining Member & Member of Board of Governors )

      Alabama Justice Association , 2014 - Present (Women?s Section, Member)

      American Bar Association Liaison Committee from the American Association of Justice , July 31, 2014 - July 31, 2015

      American Assoc. of Justice Stalwarts, July 31, 2014 - July 31, 2015 (Hall of Fame Committee)

      N.W. Florida Chapter of Am?n Board of Trial Advocates, 2014 - Present (Treasurer )

      Northwest Florida Association of Women Lawyers, 2010 - 2014 (Member)


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      Past Lists

      • 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list
      • 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list
      • 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list
      • 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list
      • 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list
      • 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list
      • 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list
      • 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list
      • 2014 Florida Super Lawyers list
      • 2011 Florida Super Lawyers list
      • 2010 Florida Super Lawyers list
      • 2009 Florida Super Lawyers list
      • 2008 Florida Super Lawyers list
      • 2007 Florida Super Lawyers list
      • 2006 Florida Super Lawyers list


      • University of Florida, College of Journalism & Telecommunication, Gainesville, Florida, 1985 B.S.

        Honors: summa cum laude, Major: Telecommunication

      • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1989 J.D.

        Honors: magna cum laude, With Honors


      • Jurisprudence Awards: Criminal Law, Legal Writing and Legal Ethics, 1986 - 1988
      • Finalist, National Moot Court Competition, Chicago, Illinois, 1987 - Present
      • Selected by faculty of Univ. of Florida law school as a Member of Order of the Coif, 1988
      • Top Score on the Florida Bar Exam , 1989
      • Nominee for the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from The Public Justice Foundation, 2008
      • Florida Trend Magazine, Florida ?Legal Elite? Award, 2013
      • ALM and Martindale-Hubbell recognition as a Top Rated attorney with a rating of 5 out of 5 , 2013
      • Florida Super Lawyers 2007-2011 & 2014
      • Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury by ALM and Martindale Hubbell, 2014
      • Florida Bar President?s Award for Pro Bono Service, First Judicial Circuit, 2014


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