Attorney Ned McWilliams | Levin Papantonio

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Attorney Ned McWilliams

Ned McWilliams

Levin Papantonio Rafferty

316 South Baylen St.

Pensacola, FL 32502


Neil E. "Ned" McWilliams, Jr. is a shareholder with Levin Papantonio, currently heading up the C8 environmental contamination and Xarelto pharmaceutical projects. Mr. McWilliams has earned a national reputation in the area of mass torts with a specialized focus in pharmaceutical litigation. Mr. McWilliams has served on the discovery and science committee of numerous MDLs and as a member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee in both the Pradaxa MDL, as well as the C8 MDL.

Year Joined Law Firm

  • 2005

Present Position with Law Firm

  • Shareholder

Areas of Practice

  • Environmental law
  • Mass torts

Bar Admissions

  • Florida


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University; Birmingham, Alabama

Honors and Awards

  • Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2008 finalist

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association

In the News

$650 Million to Settle Blood Thinner Lawsuits In recent years, various players in the pharmaceutical industry have introduced a new line of anticoagulant drugs (popularly known as “blood thinners,” although this is not quite accurate – read on) that have promised to make life much easier for physicians who treat patients at risk for stroke. A stroke of course is the result of a blood clot that cuts off blood supply to the brain, and can result in permanent injury and even death. To read more, click The New York Times

Bayer Withheld Yasmin Data From U.S., Former Agency Chief Says The FDA didn’t accept the documents for the hearing, according to an e-mail sent to plaintiffs’ lawyer Ned McWilliams late yesterday. . . . McWilliams said in an e-mail response to Bhatt, ``I think the American public would want to know why the FDA has refused to consider important safety information that Bayer did not consent to be released to the public or the FDA until after the submission deadline.'' ``Why not look at the documents and make your own independent objective evaluation?'' McWilliams said. To read more, click Bloomberg Business

Gulf businesses say BP aid on oil spill too slow When Holmes' lawyer, Ned McWilliams, called the adjuster's office, he was the 78th caller on hold. After waiting 45 minutes, McWilliams says, he hung up. When he called back, he was told that Holmes' file lacked the supporting documents that McWilliams says he provided twice before.'' "They're clearly disorganized, and they need to double or triple their manpower," McWilliams says. To read more, click USA Today