Inweekly has recognized Madeline Pendley, an associate attorney at Levin Papantonio Rafferty (LPR) law firm, as a “Rising Star” in Florida. She is listed in the 2022 edition of the well-respected publication, which strives to recognize young leaders throughout the Pensacola area.
As an LPR attorney, Pendley focuses her practice on mass torts, specifically pharmaceutical litigation. Since joining Levin Papantonio, she has been appointed to various multidistrict litigation (MDL) committees, including the Losartan and Irbesartan leadership committee and the Zantac Science and Expert Committee.
“I’m very excited about this award,” Pendley said. “I really appreciate the recognition, and I’m so thankful for the nomination. Congrats to all of the 2022 Rising Stars!”
“Rising Stars” Are Set to Be Game Changers
Inweekly has been publishing its “Rising Stars” edition since 2005. Honorees consist of individuals under the age of 35 who “deserve to be recognized for the work they [are] doing,” as the Inweekly website describes. Readers, business owners, community leaders, and supervisors are encouraged to nominate young leaders who are making a difference and are destined to be “game changers.”
"We are proud of Madeline and honored that she is part of the Levin Papantonio Rafferty legal team,” said Mark Proctor, president of Levin Papantonio Rafferty. “Not only is she bright and highly motivated, but also her heart and soul are with our clients in their efforts to seek justice.
“Our law firm and our clients are better off because of Madeline and her efforts, and we congratulate her on the recognition that she truly is a rising star," Proctor added.
Only the Most Recent of Pendley’s Numerous Honored Achievements
Pendley has made a habit of achieving excellence throughout her legal career. A Political Science graduate from the University of North Georgia, Pendley moved on to receive her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 2019, graduating cum laude.
As a law school student, she served as a Senior Associate of Stetson’s Law Review. Pendley’s article was selected for presentation at the semi-annual Law Review Scholarship Luncheon, and she served as a member of Stetson’s Nationally Ranked Trial Team. She competed in two regional and four national competitions and was named the team’s “Captain” and “Most Valuable Player.”
Upon graduation, Pendley received the Walter Mann Award, which is given to one student each year who “in the opinion of both her classmates and faculty has shown the greatest promise of becoming an outstanding leader in the legal profession.”