Michael M. Gropper is a trial lawyer in the firm's Jacksonville office. Mr. Gropper focuses his practice on high-stakes, complex civil litigation in state and federal court. He has represented clients in cases spanning a broad range of substantive law, including product liability, tort, labor and employment, media and communications, and general business litigation.

Among other notable representations, Mr. Gropper has defended technology companies in product-related cases involving warranty and defect claims. He also has assisted media organizations and outlets with a variety of First Amendment and access issues, including defamation claims and public records disputes. In addition, Mr. Gropper has jury trial experience in tort litigation involving various claims of negligence.

Mr. Gropper is a former federal law clerk to the Honorable Brian J. Davis, U.S. District Judge, Middle District of Florida. In law school, Mr. Gropper was the class valedictorian, graduating first of 444 in his class. He also was a member of the Administrative Law Review.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • University of North Florida, B.S., Communications, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • Jacksonville Jaguars JAX MVP, Inaugural Class, 2016
  • Chester Bedell American Inn of Court, 2014-2015
  • Federal Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter
Honors & Awards
  • ABA Military Pro Bono Outstanding Services Award, 2014
  • Order of the Coif
  • Gillett Prize for the Highest GPA in Law School Graduating Class, 2013
  • Mussey Prize for the Highest GPA During Final Year of Law School, 2013
  • Administrative Law Review Senior Staff Member of the Year, 2013