Fredric G. Levin Talks with UF Trial Team

Published: November 27th, 2006

Category: Events, News Briefs

Fredric G. LevinPensacola attorney Fredric G. Levin, pictured above, paid a visit to the law school that bears his name on Nov. 16 to participate in a roundtable discussion with the UF Trial Team and kickoff its Litigation Enrichment Series. UF Law Dean Robert Jerry, along with Trial Team President Cecily J. McLeod, a former Levin, Papantonio law firm project leader, arranged for Levin to participate in this series with the goal of providing students interested in litigation access to the school’s renonowed litigators.

Levin was eager to speak with students and give his insight on being a zealous advocate and on courtroom strategies. In this roundtable, Trial Team members asked Levin questions about jurisdictional issues, jury selection, and trial preparation. He and the team dissected a criminal fact pattern and discussed state and defense theories and themes.

Levin left the team with many great tips but stressed “there is no substitute for hard work.” He told the students that this might mean sacrificing time in other areas, but “you never want to be surprised in court,” something he has avoided by being able to anticipate the issues through intense preparation.