Levin Papantonio Rafferty
316 South Baylen St.
Pensacola, FL 32502
Mr. Cash serves in the role as of counsel with Levin Papantonio. He takes great pride in representing everyday people who have been hurt through the wrongdoing of others, and he finds satisfaction in helping his fellow citizens petition the courts for justice. He believes our American system of law and government is the greatest in the world and feels privileged to hold open the courthouse door for all. Mr. Cash has represented clients at all levels, from the small claims court to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Cash represents people wrongfully injured across the United States. He concentrates his practice mainly in the areas of products liability, including pharmaceuticals and other consumer products.
He also handles wage and hour cases, assisting employees who have been shortchanged through the unfair pay practices of their employers. This includes not paying for time actually worked, not paying the minimum wage, intentionally misclassifying employees as independent contractors or exempt from the overtime laws, and other illegal practices. He is proud to represent in court those employees who are cheated out of their hard-earned pay and who cannot stand up for themselves.
Mr. Cash’s legal interests include advanced discovery strategy, complex civil procedure, intellectual property litigation, electronic discovery matters, expert testimony under Rule 702 and the Frye/Daubert standards, attorney ethics, and appellate practice. In 2015, in the West Virginia Supreme Court, he successfully argued in favor of a position that strengthened the ethical standard for all attorneys in that state. The high court adopted his position unanimously over the objection of two other parties. Rich v. Simoni, No. 14-0998 (W. Va. Apr. 10, 2015).
Mr. Cash is a graduate of Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, where he twice represented Capital on its National Moot Court Team. He also served two years on the Capital University Law Review, including one year on the executive board as the research editor. Also during law school, he held internships with two federal judges, the Hon. U.S. Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton and the Hon. U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley, as well as served as research assistant to Prof. Bradley A. Smith, whom President Clinton appointed to chair the Federal Election Commission.
Mr. Cash graduated summa cum laude and ranked third in his class. He enjoys regularly returning to Capital to serve as a guest lecturer on products liability.
Mr. Cash has been interviewed by National Public Radio's All Things Considered, Law360, and print and television media in Florida and elsewhere. He regularly speaks on pharmaceutical litigation at national conferences for attorneys who represent injured patients.
Areas of Practice
- Products liability
- Pharmaceuticals litigation
- Wage & hour litigation
- Personal injury
- Appellate practice
- Supreme Court of the United States
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
- Juris Doctorate; Capital University Law School; Columbus
- Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Geography with a minor in Economics; Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Association for Justice
- American Bar Association
- Florida Justice Association, "Soaring Eagle" member
- Co-author, book chapter, Anatomy of the Personal Injury Lawsuit, 4th ed., 2015
- Is it Time to Rethink the MDL?, The Trial Lawyer, Summer 2015
- Multidistrict Litigation 101: How a Tort Becomes a Mass Tort, Florida Justice Association Journal, Mar/Apr 2015
- The Case Against Daubert: Junk Legislation Backed by Big Business, Florida Justice Association Journal, Jan/Feb 2012
- Social Media: It Can Be a Real Mine Field, August 2016. Colorado Trial Lawyers Ass’n Annual Convention, Steamboat Springs.
- Fluoroquinolones and aortic aneurysms: Case selection issues, June 2016. HarrisMartin Publishing, Litigation Conference, Philadelphia.
- Emerging Issues in Wage and Hour Caselaw, April 2016. Mass Torts Made Perfect, Las Vegas.
- Daubert panel discussion, March 2016. Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, Orlando.
- E-Discovery and the Trial Lawyer (presentation from book chapter), January 2016. American Association for Justice’s Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit seminar, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Federal Laws Governing Emissions and Defeat Devices, December 2015. American Association for Justice litigation conference, New Orleans.
- Volkswagen’s Fraud: What do we know?, October 2015. Mass Torts Made Perfect, Las Vegas.
- Ethical Issues in Mass Torts Representation, October 2014. Mass Torts Made Perfect, Las Vegas.
- Presenting the Plaintiffs’ key expert, December 2013. American Association for Justice, Plaintiff-only Pharma Litigation Update, Las Vegas.
- The Plaintiff Fact Sheet: Avoiding Angst, Misery, and Error, April 2013. Mass Torts Made Perfect, Las Vegas.
- Bartlett Update (Generic Drug Litigation), April 2012. Mass Torts Made Perfect, Las Vegas.
- Generic Litigation Issues, July 2011. Mass Torts Made Perfect (teleconference).
- Guest lectures on products liability, May 2011, May 2010, and May 2009. Capital University Law School, Columbus.
- PLIVA v. Mensing: Post-Argument Predictions, April 2011. Mass Torts Made Perfect, Las Vegas.
- PLIVA v. Mensing, October 2010. Mass Torts Made Perfect, Las Vegas.
- Accutane Update, April 2010. Mass Torts Made Perfect, Las Vegas.
- Complex Litigation, September 2009. Capital University Law School, guest lecturer, Columbus.
Mr. Cash served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. U.S. Chief District Judge M. Casey Rodgers in the Northern District of Florida.