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
Mr. 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. Mr. Babboni also served on the City of St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Baseball Committee, which helped attract a major league baseball team to the City. In 1997, Mr. Babboni was certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court Mediator. In 2006, Mr. Babboni was certified by the National Football League as a Player Representative, Contract Advisor and Agent. He currently represents several NFL players. In 2014, Mr. Babboni was named to the Mayor’s Stadium Task Force to help evaluate the economic impact and viable options for building a new baseball stadium in St. Petersburg. Mr. Babboni is a member of the Florida Justice Association and the St. Petersburg Bar Association. He has appeared on multiple local newscasts to offer commentary on important legal issues and stories, in addition to being interviewed on several occasions for stories relating to cases he was involved in.