Dr. Michael Leighton, MD

Dr. Michael Leighton, MD

Dr. Michael Leighton, MD has over two decades of experience in the field of orthopedic surgery. He earned his BA from Duke University followed by his MD from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he also completed a general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency. This expert then completed a sports medicine fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian-Luke's Medical Center. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery with a subspecialty in orthopedic sports medicine. He also stays active in his field as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of many other professional societies. Formerly, this expert was a partner at Atlantis Orthopedics, the medical director of the athletic training program at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and the chief of orthopedics at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. He has also worked as a team physician for a variety of sports teams. Currently, he is the co-present and partner of an orthopedic institute in Florida.

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Using Expert Radar, we uncovered a textbook chapter written by the opposing expert that contradicted his testimony, helping us secure a $44 million verdict—the largest single verdict for a single plaintiff in Kentucky's history.

Mark Alcott, Esq.

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