Levin Papantonio Rafferty

Speaker Bio

Robert E. Price is a shareholder with Levin Papantonio Rafferty. He focuses his practice on defective drug and medical device products liability cases. He currently spends the vast majority of his time investigating and litigating cases involving injuries attributable to failed hernia mesh implants and cases involving childhood suicide linked to the drug Concerta.

Prior to being named as a shareholder at the firm, Robert spent several years managing and litigating thousands of cases involving injuries suffered by patients who had received a pelvic mesh implant and victims of bladder cancer who had been afflicted by cancer after taking the diabetes medication ACTOS. 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). Robert also actively litigated cases in the In Re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2299) where he worked alongside his partner and mentor Troy Rafferty and other MDL 2299 Plaintiff Steering Committee members.

Robert's efforts to date have resulted in over $100 Million Dollars in gross settlement recoveries on behalf of his clients. He is a zealous advocate driven by the satisfaction of obtaining redress for victims of corporate negligence and wrongdoing. He frequently counsels clients, writes briefs, takes depositions, works with litigation experts, and prepares for trial in his everyday practice. He 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.