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Michael V. M. Baxter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter, P.A.
1615 Forum Pl #4
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-689-8180
Fax: 561-684-9683
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Michael V. M. Baxter is a medical malpractice lawyer and a name partner at the law firm of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Representing clients in the West Palm Beach area, he offers legal assistance in cases involving:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Personal injury protection (PIP)
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Wrongful death
  • Mass torts and class actions
  • Dog bites

Earning his bachelor’s degree from the Florida State University in 1992, Mr. Baxter pursued his legal education at the Nova Southeastern University College of Law. He received his Juris Doctor in 1996 and was licensed to practice in Florida the same year. He is also admitted to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mr. Baxter began his career serving as an assistant state attorney in Miami-Dade County, prosecuting more than 70 jury trials. Following this, he spent 16 years representing hospitals and health care providers in medical negligence defense cases before joining his current firm in 2015.

Licensed to practice law for more than 25 years, Mr. Baxter is a part of many notable legal associations, including the American Board of Trial Attorneys, The Florida Bar, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Palm Beach County Justice Association and the Florida Justice Association.

Having won multimillion-dollar verdicts in several high-profile cases, Mr. Baxter is endorsed by many of his peers as a lawyer with a high sense of ethics and professionalism. He is a compassionate attorney who stays committed to his clients’ cause. This has earned him many accolades and recognition. He is AV* Preeminent peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell and was named among the Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. He is also listed in the Top Attorneys by the South Florida Legal Guide.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Class Actions, Toxic Torts


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022

About Michael V. M. Baxter

First Admitted: 1996, Florida

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State of Florida, 1996
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • ABOTA (American Board of Trial Attorneys)
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Florida


  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient, Florida Super Lawyers
  • Top Attorney, Medical Negligence
  • Top Attorney, South Florida Legal Guide
  • Legal Elite, Florida Trend

Educational Background

  • B.S. Florida State University, 1992


  • Medical Malpractice Verdict: $4,080,000.00. Wrongful death of a 72 year old during an unnecessary cardiac procedure, 2020
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Office Location for Michael V. M. Baxter

1615 Forum Pl #4
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: 561-689-8180

Fax: 561-684-9683

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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