Max N. Panoff

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Miami, Florida

Leighton Law, P.A.
Max N. Panoff
Leighton Law, P.A.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2010

Education: University of Miami School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

Leighton Law, P.A.

1401 Brickell Avenue
Suite 900
Miami, FL 33131 Visit website


A well-seasoned trial attorney turning heads since 2010, Max N. Panoff focuses his legal practice primarily on personal injury law. From Leighton Law’s office in Miami, Florida, he attends to people who are victims of accidents and negligence. He helps individuals who have sustained damages resulting from medical malpractice, birth injuries, construction site accidents, motor vehicle accidents, premises liabilities and wrongful death as well. 

As a valuable asset and partner at Leighton Law, Mr. Panoff consistently demonstrates a remarkable ability to shoulder a heavy workload. This tireless nature of his enables him to effectively handle complex cases with ease. In the past years, he has obtained millions of dollars for multiple clients involved in accidents, medical malpractice and sexual assaults.

Mr. Panoff played a significantly crucial role in recovering over $1.6 million in a case involving a bar that irresponsibly served alcohol to a patron. He skillfully demonstrated that the bar was aware of the driver's history of alcohol consumption but still served him that fateful night, leading to a severe accident on Florida's roads. Combining forces with the founder of the law firm, he secured a remarkable $49.3 million verdict in Miami, advocating for a young woman who endured the horrific experience of sexual assault and rape. 

With a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism and criminology, Mr. Panoff secured his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami. Later, he obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was also awarded the John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship for his overall exceptional academic performance. 

Chosen as a distinguished member of The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 attorneys, Mr. Panoff also holds a "Good" rating on Avvo. In addition to his success as a legal practitioner in several courtrooms in the state, he also acts as a teaching faculty member at the American Association for Justice’s National College of Advocacy. He is an active member of the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association and the National Center for Victims of Crime.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dental Malpractice, Dram Shop Laws, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2010

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida Justice Association
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar (Young Lawyers Division; Trial Lawyers Section)
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship for Excellence
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018
  • Rising Legal Star, Miami-Dade County Bar Association, 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a professional organization comprised of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who have demonstrated exceptional qualifications in civil plaintiff law. Max N. Panoff, is a recipient of this prestigious award. , Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
Educational Background:
  • B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and Criminology, University of Miami, Minor in Political Science
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, Black, Tie Optional: How the NBA Dress Code Violates Title VII, University of Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Review, 2009
  • Co-Author, Life Expectancy Evidence: Laying the Strong Foundation for Plaintiff’s Favorable Evidence and Debunking the Defense Position on Life Expectancy, Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, 2011
  • Co-Author, Vanity Insanity – Trending Malpractice Issues Involving Cosmetic and Related Procedures, Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, 2013
  • The most widely used and comprehensive treatise on litigating and trying negligent security cases on behalf of crime victims., Contributor, Litigating Premises Security Cases , 2015
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Jury Verdict to pay former student $49.3 million  , 2017

Office location for Max N. Panoff

1401 Brickell Avenue
Suite 900
Miami, FL 33131

Phone: 888-395-0001


4 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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