Attorney Fred Levin Passes Away From COVID-19 Complications

January 12, 2021

Prominent attorney Fred Levin passed away Tuesday afternoon at age 83. Family members said he died from complications related to COVID-19.

Levin was recognized as one of the most successful trial attorneys in the nation, receiving over 25 jury verdicts in excess of $1 million. At various points in his career, he held the national record for jury verdicts involving the wrongful death of a child, the wrongful death of a housewife, the wrongful death of a wage earner, and the largest personal injury verdict in the state of Florida.

He received numerous national accolades.

In 1999, the name of the University of Florida law school named was officially changed to the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law after he made what was in 1998 the larger cash donation ever given to a public law school.

Levin also managed the careers of many champion boxers. In 1994, Mr. Levin received the Rocky Marciano National Boxing Manager of the year award. In 1995, he was selected as National Boxing Manager of the year by the National Boxing Writers Association.


31 Responses to “Attorney Fred Levin Passes Away From COVID-19 Complications”

  1. Laurie Brown on February 24th, 2021 10:48 am

    Worked with Fred 20 some odd years ago, he was awesum then and he is still awesome now, RIP Fred…will always remember you

  2. Faye Flowers on January 15th, 2021 3:37 pm

    Our sympathy to the friends and family.

  3. Jerry Green (BB) on January 14th, 2021 12:39 pm

    Rest In Peace Mr. Fred Jerry Green (BB) will always remember you ❤️❤️

  4. MACK ERVIN on January 13th, 2021 8:31 pm



  5. Mike on January 13th, 2021 8:28 pm

    Our community was blessed to have Fred among us. For so many years. I wish all of society had the loving character of Fred Levin.

  6. Gerri on January 13th, 2021 4:30 pm

    Mr. Levin, you helped our family during one of the most horrible times we ever had..I will always admire your strength, your integrity, and your empathy..the best of the best…eternally grateful for you…

  7. Jesse Stanley on January 13th, 2021 2:55 pm

    Fred you will be missed. You helped rewrite history for many and certainly our family and mission. Thoughts and prayers to the Levin family.

  8. Ivan Levine on January 13th, 2021 1:55 pm

    Rest in Peace Mr. Levin I will very much.

  9. terrytrawick on January 13th, 2021 1:35 pm

    Iwas big fan of MR. LEVINS,whenever you called him he would call you back, rememembering growing up as a young man working for MR.W.D. CHILDERS.i got to meet MR LEVINS,he would have a lasting impact on my life growing up. He was a great hardworking man and treated people with respect.

  10. Bonnie Exner on January 13th, 2021 11:54 am

    Mr. Levin was always there for the ordinary, sometimes down and out individual and he represented them with earnest..he was a great supporter of education..UF,UWF,MOCK TRIALS OF VARIOUS HIGH SCHOOLS,etc.He also was visionary to see his fortune make positive impact while he was alive! Our prayers go out to his family!

  11. H Kersey on January 13th, 2021 11:25 am

    To the family and Associates, we are as sad as you are. One generous man will be missed! Who will fill his shoes?

  12. Robert Brown on January 13th, 2021 10:37 am


  13. molino resident on January 13th, 2021 8:59 am

    It feels like a part of Pensacola is missing. Very sad. You never ever heard one negative thing about this man. That is a huge accomplishment in this day and time when everything anyone does gets published.

    My condolences to the family.

  14. Darlene Sanders on January 13th, 2021 7:36 am

    Rest in peace you were a great man,and a great Attorney! You will be missed

  15. Susan Smith on January 13th, 2021 6:50 am

    Celebrating with David! Fly high my friend . I am heartbroken! Always giving back to the community! Always!

  16. Duke of Wawbeek on January 13th, 2021 6:43 am

    The Grand Old Man of the Florida Bar, since I can remember.

    It will be a while before another Fred Levin comes along.

  17. Steven Coon on January 13th, 2021 3:53 am

    Fred Levin will be missed. Truly a great man. We will keep his family in our prayers.

  18. MR REALITY on January 12th, 2021 11:11 pm

    Fred was a very nice man better even better, he gave back to the community we all ove. One way or another, all of us, in our daily lives, benfit some way or another from Fred’s giving. While he was weird with how he gave, he still gave. RIP Mr. Levin.

  19. Seth Fontan on January 12th, 2021 10:32 pm

    Thank you Mr. Fred for all your great deeds I wish you could be here through the trying times our Country is going through now… I believe you could set it straight.

    Godspeed Sir.

  20. Patricia Towne on January 12th, 2021 9:53 pm

    Rest In Peace!! A great attorney and a great man!

  21. Nanda Qualls on January 12th, 2021 8:50 pm

    Rest in Peace. You were definitely a very successful attorney. Prayers for your family

  22. Deborah Daugherty on January 12th, 2021 8:50 pm

    You will be missed…RIP

  23. Deborah Daugherty on January 12th, 2021 8:48 pm

    What a wonderful man..RIP You will be missed

  24. Janice A Hill on January 12th, 2021 8:20 pm

    May his memory be for a blessing.

  25. Me on January 12th, 2021 8:12 pm

    Mr Levin was a great man and will be missed. Condolences to his family and friends. RIP

  26. Nancy Fogel on January 12th, 2021 7:45 pm

    So sorry to hear this….my sister has just been given 24/48 hours. She is in respiratory failure. Complications from Covid. Been in hospital almost 35 days.
    She is only 65. So heartbreaking….

  27. Marta L Andrews on January 12th, 2021 7:21 pm

    To the Family of Attorney Fred Levin my Sincer Condolences, he was a brilliant person and did alot for people in Pensacola.

    A great man and a great role model.

  28. Tiny Pacetti on January 12th, 2021 6:32 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  29. Doris Smith on January 12th, 2021 6:13 pm

    I have always looked up to this man, even though I never knew him. I love and appreciated what he stood for. More than law and order. He was from Pensacola, loved Pensacola, and did his best for Pensacola. thanks you

  30. tooma on January 12th, 2021 5:54 pm

    Rest in Peace Fred…

  31. JTV on January 12th, 2021 5:40 pm

    Rest In Peace Mr Levin

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