Levin Papantonio

Speaker Bio

Robert E. Price is an associate with Levin Papantonio.  He focuses his practice on defective drug and medical device products liability cases.  He currently spends the vast majority of his time litigating pelvic mesh and Actos bladder cancer cases.

Robert is a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Federal Multi-District Litigation surrounding five of the largest manufacturers of women’s pelvic mesh products; In Re: Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL’s 2187; 2325; 2326; 2327; and 2387).  As part of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, Mr. Price works to build the general liability case against defective device manufacturers, while also working up individual “Bellwether” candidate plaintiff cases.

Robert is also actively involved in the In Re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation(MDL 2299).  He works alongside Troy Rafferty and other MDL 2299 Plaintiff Steering Committee members to develop the liability case against the manufacturer of the diabetes drug, Actos, which has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer in patients.

Robert is a zealous advocate driven by the satisfaction of obtaining redress for victims of corporate negligence and wrongdoing.  Robert frequently counsels clients, writes briefs, takes depositions, and prepares for trial in his everyday practice.  He embraces challenges, hones his litigation skills on a daily basis, and strives to be among the most effective and balanced practitioners in the field of mass torts.

Robert is a graduate of the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.  In addition to graduating with scholastic honors, he won several awards for both his legal writing and trial advocacy skills.  He received the Book Award in Basic Skills in Trial Advocacy (a mock-trial class), and was awarded Scholar of Merit for writing the best Appellate Brief in his legal writing section. Robert was also a member of Cumberland’s National Trial Team in both his second and third years. In 2010, he and two other Trial Team members competed in the Texas Young Lawyers’ Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition and were awarded Regional Champions. Upon graduation, he was recognized for his endeavors by earning the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Award. Robert was also an active member of Cumberland’s American Journal of Trial Advocacy, where he served as a senior associate editor. While serving on the Journal, Robert composed a student piece that was published in the Journal, and his article on the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts was awarded the King Lyons Senior Writing Award.

Robert is a native of the Pensacola, Florida area and a graduate of the University of West Florida.  Over the years he has been actively involved in community service endeavors through organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America and the Escambia County Teen Court Program.