Madeline Pendley

Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A. - FL
316 South Baylen St.
Pensacola, FL 32502

Madeline Pendley is an attorney at Levin Papantonio and focuses her practice on mass torts. She graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Mrs. Pendley then received her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 2019, graduating cum laude.

While in law school, Mrs. Pendley served as a Senior Associate of Stetson’s Law Review. Her seminar article, which focused on the complexities of human trafficking in Tampa Bay, was selected for presentation at the semi-annual Law Review Scholarship Luncheon. Mrs. Pendley was also a member of Stetson’s Nationally Ranked Trial Team. She competed in two regional and four national competitions, and was named ‘Captain’ and ‘Most Valuable Player’ of the team.

Upon graduation, Mrs. 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.”

Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ ), member
  • Florida Justice Association, member
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40


Seminars Taught and Published Works:
  • Mass Torts Made Perfect, “New Valsartan Criteria: How to Vet and Score Cases,” October 2019
  • National Trial Lawyer’s Summit, “Zantac & Valsartan: NDMA Contamination,” January 2020
  • “Zantac: The Blockbuster Carcinogen,” Journal of the Florida Justice Association (April 2020)


  • Juris Doctor, Stetson University College of Law
    Honors: Cum laude
    Honors: Honor Roll

Honors: Walter Mann Award

Honors: Law Review: Semi-Annual Scholarship Luncheon Presenter

Honors: Stetson Trial Team – Captain

Honors: Stetson Trial Team – Most Valuable Player

Honors: National Finalist – National Trial Competition 2019

Honors: Regional Champion – National Trial Competition 2019

Honors:  National Finalist – National Civil Trial Competition 2018

Honors: Regional Semi-finalist – National Trial Competition 2018

  • Bachelor of Science, University of North Georgia
    Major in Political Science
    Honors: Dean’s List