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 demand through final judgment.
Mr. Gropper has experience both prosecuting and defending claims, 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 or defended class actions under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, Medicare Secondary Payer 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 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. Mr. Gropper graduated first of 444 in his law school class and was a member of the Administrative Law Review.
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