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Dell Graham

2631 NW 41 St, Building B, Gainesville, FL 32606

Visit: http://www.dellgraham.com

Phone: 352-372-4381

Fax: 352-376-7415

Licensed Since: 1982

Education:University of Florida Levin College of Law

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Defense (70%)
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%)

Q Attorney Profile

Attorney John D. Jopling is the senior managing partner of Dell Graham law firm in Gainesville, Florida. Serving the rights and interests of clients throughout North Central Florida, Mr. Jopling provides invaluable counsel and support to hospitals, physicians, health care providers, schools, municipalities, police departments, businesses and others who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Insurance defense

· Medical malpractice defense

· Government and education law

· Governmental tort liability defense

Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, Mr. Jopling also holds his certification from the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit mediator, and he has helped numerous clients resolve their disputes and reach favorable agreements without having to resort to costly and time-consuming court battles. In addition, he holds his certification from The Florida Bar\'s Board of Legal Specialization as a Civil Trial Specialist, and he is also looking to expand his litigation practice. He also has considerable experience with appeals.

Over the course of his more than 36 years practicing law, Mr. Jopling has achieved significant success helping his clients protect their rights and achieve the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Recognized for his exemplary professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Jopling has earned numerous accolades from his peers, including an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he serves as master of the James C. Adkins American Inns of Court.

A 1979 magna cum laude graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, Mr. Jopling obtained his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Florida\'s Levin College of Law in 1982. He is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Jopling is a fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers and member of several local, state and national legal organizations, including the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, the International Association of Defense Counsel and the American Board of Trial Advocates, among others.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Q More info

About John Jopling

Admitted: 1982, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://dellgraham.com/attorneys/john-d-jopling/


  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2002
  • James C. Adkins American Inns of Court, Master 

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Florida, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1994
  • United States Supreme Court, 2003

Educational Background:

  • Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, 1979, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa

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