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Michael Joseph Babboni

Personal injury Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   7 reviews
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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1987
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Attorney Michael Babboni has helped help thousands of individuals who have sustained brain, head, neck, spinal cord, shoulder, knee or other personal injury due to the negligence of others.

    37 years

  2. Car accident
    There are powerful forces involved during a car crash and serious injury can result from even a seemingly minor accident. These injuries may have a lasting effect on both quality of life and future financial stability.

    37 years

  3. Motorcycle accident
    Motorcycle accidents can be even more devastating than car or truck accidents, with more extensive injuries and damages. Every year motorcycle crashes cause death, brain, head, neck, spinal cord, shoulder, knee and other injuries to tens of thousands of people. many times a rider is seriously injured because a car or truck driver does not take the time to look for the motorcyclist.

    37 years

  4. Trucking accident
    Accidents involving large trucks are particularly devastating. Often resulting in serious injuries or even tragic deaths, individuals and their families may never be the same. Sadly many of these terrible accidents could have been prevented and are the result of someone's negligence.

    37 years

  5. Wrongful death
    Florida law states that when the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act or negligence of any person, including those occurring on navigable waters, and the event would have entitled the person injured to maintain an action and recover damages if death had not ensued, the person that would have been liable for damages had death not ensued shall be liable for damages as specified in the Florida Wrongful Death Act.

    37 years


Attorney Michael J. Babboni graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1984 with a Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science. In 1987, he graduated from Stetson University College of Law with a Juris Doctor degree.


Since October of 1987, Babboni has practiced civil and criminal litigation in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has been lead counsel in jury trials from Pasco County to Sarasota County on the West Coast of Florida, and from Sanford south to Sebring in Central Florida. Michael J. Babboni has also litigated extensively before the Second District of Appeals, winning reversals on several important appellate decisions.

Michael J. Babboni has successfully argued before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia, in the case of Louis Elam vs. Railroad Retirement Board. This case established new guidelines for how the Federal Government determines a permanent disability for a federal employee.

 Activities, Associations and Awards

Michael J. Babboni was selected by the St. Petersburg City Council as a charter member of the city's Nuisance Abatement Board, which has served as a model for other large municipalities throughout the state of Florida. Michael J. Babboni also served on the City of St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Committee, which helped attract a major league baseball team to the city. In 1997, Michael J. Babboni was certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court Mediator. In 2006 he was certified by the National Football League (NFL) as a Contract Advisor and Agent. In 2014 St. Petersburg Mayor Richard Kriseman appointed him to the Tampa Bay Rays Stadium Task Force Committee, and in 2016 Mayor Kriseman him appointed to the City of St. Petersburg Baseball Forever Committee.


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Ready and Willing To Go To Trial For Your Behalf 

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh has decades of experience in taking personal injury claims to trial. Insurance companies know this and as a result may be more willing to settle out of court.


Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh
6446 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL, 337071329
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5291 Office Park Boulevard
Bradenton, FL, 34203
Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh
3550 S. Tamiami Tr., 3rd Floor
Sarasota, FL, 34239
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3986 S. Tamiami Tr
Venice, FL, 34293
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Posted by Mary | June 13, 2016
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Above and Beyond
Since 1987, Michael Babboni has represented our family for several different legal matters - all with favorable results. He and his paralegal, Pam Stuart, are knowledgeable and compassionate and exceed all expectations. They are aggresive, proactive, and always available to answer questions and provide explanations. There are not enough words available to express my family's gratitude. We highly recommend them to anyone in need of legal services; they are EXCEPTIONAL.
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Posted by Ashley | June 9, 2016
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Can't thank Michael enough!
I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.
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Posted by James | October 9, 2016
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Michael Babboni has represented me on a number of legal matters. Between him and his paralegal (Pam Stuart), information flow was exceptional and timely even during my deployments overseas. I highly recommend Michael as his honesty, tenacity, and your interests is what makes up Michael’s professional qualities in accomplishing the best suitable outcome. My family and I will always retain Michael as our attorney of choice as he is impeccable.
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Posted by Pamela | May 4, 2016
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Satisfied customer
I hired Mr Babboni to handle a personal injury case due to an auto accident. The insurance company for the at fault party chose to dispute responsibility for the accident. Mr. Babboni pursued the insurance company & was able to resolve my case & I was very happy with the results. I would hire him again & recommend him to friends & family.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2016
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Satisfying hassle free results
I was involved in a car accident which resulted in some injuries. Very satisfied with the services, the frequent updates, and the friendly and welcoming vibe made me very comfortable with my entire case.
Posted by Crystal | April 21, 2016
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Effortless on my end
Mr. Babboni and his staff were attentive and thorough. They fought for what I asked for and I am more than satisfied. I only wanted my medical costs covered and I ended up with a settlement on top of medical costs covered. He was honest and kept me up to date with my cases progress so I didn't have to worry.
Posted by Faherty Davidson Family | December 22, 2015
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Quality Legal Care with Successful Results
My family was the victim of a hit and run crash by an uninsured motorist, then were secondarily victimized by the bullying of my own insurance company when seeking medical treatment. Despite the complications of my case, my attorney Michael J. Babboni secured restitution for this crime. I feel fortunate to have received quality legal care to protect my rights as a victim.
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner/ Trial Attorney
  • Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
  • 2003 - Present
  • Partner/ Trial Attorney
  • Allweiss, Allweiss & Babboni
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Lead Trial Attorney
  • Leonard A. McCue & Associates, PA
  • 1990 - 1999
  • Trial Attorney
  • Law Offices of Dominic Amadio
  • 1987 - 1990
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Anthony J. LaSpada
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Intern
  • Quarles & Brady
  • 1981 - 1981
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  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Wisconsin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Louis Elam vs. Railroad Retirement Board
  • Success


  • Manasota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Florida's 10 Best Attorney's for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association Law Day Speakers Program
  • Careers in Law
  • 2001
  • St. Petersburg College People's Court
  • Automobile Insurance Issues
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
Endorse Michael
Unknown Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Atty Babboni for over twenty years as both an adversary and now as someone who performs mediations for him. He has always represented Plaintiff's in a professional, but aggressive, fashion. He will certainly "walk the walk" and not just talk about going to trial. In all cases he does not lose sight that the case is his client's - working in their best interests at all times."
Personal injury Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As colleagues, I have known Michael for 32 years. I have called on Michael for his legal assistance to represent a family member and I would not hesitate to entrust other friends or family to his professional care."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I sold my practice to Michael over 10 years ago. He handled over 100 cases that I started and he finished. In every case that he settled and or tried, he received excellent results. I have known Michael for over 30 years and highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael and I have represented clients together and he has always done a fantastic job protecting the rights of our mutual clients. I recommend Michael strongly."
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Car accident
Saint Petersburg Personal injury Lawyer Michael Joseph Babboni
Michael Joseph Babboni
Personal injury Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 36 years
Virtual consultation available