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 class actions, product liability, business torts, insurance, contract claims, negligence and other commercial disputes. He has litigated cases across a variety of industries from initial filing of the lawsuit through final judgment.
Mr. Gropper has experience both prosecuting and defending claims at the trial level, including jury and bench trial experience. He frequently handles cases and counsels clients regarding contract claims, including rights to commissions, commercial lease disputes, non-competition actions, indemnity demands and other contract cases. Mr. Gropper has prosecuted and defended class actions including claims under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA), Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP Act), Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act. In addition, he has litigated to judgment cases raising a variety of commercial torts and federal and state statutory claims. Mr. Gropper also has experience assisting media organizations and outlets with a variety of First Amendment and access issues, including defamation claims and public records disputes.
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.
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