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Michael J. Roper, Esquire

MRoper@bellroperlaw.com

Mr. Roper was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1985 and is admitted before the United States District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida; the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Roper received his B.A. in 1981 from Florida State University and his J.D. in 1984 from University of Florida. While attending the University of Florida, he served as the Editor in Chief of the International Law Journal. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, Defense Research Institute, and Florida Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Roper’s civil litigation practice includes civil rights and public entity law, products liability, construction litigation, employment law and insurance coverage, in both federal and state courts. He is also a frequent speaker at insurance, risk management, and other professional conferences.

See Reported Cases for a list of Mr. Roper's reported opinions.


Reported Cases

Martinez v. City of Melbourne, 2006 WL 709306 (M.D. Fla. Mar 07, 2006) (Slip Copy).

Hall v. Neal, 2006 WL 462600 (M.D. Fla. Feb 27, 2006) (Slip Copy).

Lewis v. City of Tallahassee, 2006 WL 231291 (N.D. Fla. Jan 30, 2006) (Slip Copy).

Al-Mosawi v. City of Crescent City, 918 So. 2d 383 (Fla. 5 Dist. App. 2006); 918 So. 2d 383 (Fla. 5th DCA 2006) (per curiam)

Vadimsky v. City of Melbourne, 2005 WL 2304958 (M.D. Fla. Sep 21, 2005).

National R.R. Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) v. Rountree Transport and Rigging, Inc., 422 F.3d 1275 (11th Cir. 2005) 

American Home Assur. Co. v. National Railroad Passenger Corp., 908 So. 2d 459 (Fla. 2005)

Kimbrough v. City of Cocoa, 2005 WL 1126651 (M.D. Fla. May 05, 2005)

Solantic, LLC v. City of Neptune Beach, Florida, 410 F.3d 1250 (11th Cir. 2005)

Bochese v. Town of Ponce Inlet, 405 F.3d 964 (11th Cir. 2005), cert. denied, 126 S.Ct. 377 (2005)

Young v. City of Palm Bay, Fla., 358 F.3d 859 (11th Cir. 2004)

Vaughan v. Putnam County, 863 So. 2d 1265 (Fla. 5 Dist. App. 2004); 863 So. 2d 1265 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004) (per curiam)

Storm v. Town of Ponce Inlet, 866 So. 2d 713 (Fla. 5 Dist. App. 2004); 866 So.2d 713 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004), rev.denied, 879 So.2d 624 (Fla. 2004)

Sanders v. Palmieri, 849 So.2d 417 (Fla. 5 Dist. App. 2003); 849 So.2d 417 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003) (per curiam)

Caruso v. City of Cocoa, Fla., 260 F. Supp. 2d 1191 (M.D. Fla. 2003).

Lumley v. City of Dade City, Fla., 327 F.3d 1186 (11th Cir. 2003).

National R.R. Passenger Corp. v. Rountree Transport and Rigging, Inc., 286 F.3d 1233 (11th Cir. 2002).

Shotz v. Cates, 256 F.3d 1077 (11th Cir. 2001).

Florida Mun. Ins. Trust v. City of South Bay, 784 So. 2d 480 (Fla. 4 Dist. App. 2001); 784 So. 2d 480 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001) (per curiam)

Szapor v. City of Cape Canaveral, 775 So.2d 1016 (Fla. 5th DCA 2001); 775 So. 2d 1016 (Fla. 5 Dist. App. 2001) (per curiam)

City of Melbourne v. Wright, 760 So. 2d 1100 (Fla. 5 Dist. App. 2000); 760 So. 2d 1100 (Fla. 5th DCA 2000) (per curiam).

Stachel v. City of Cape Canaveral, 51 F. Supp. 2d 1326 (M.D. Fla. 1999).

Florida Ass'n of Counties Trust v. Polk County, 722 So. 2d 883 (Fla. 2 Dist. App. 1998); 722 So. 2d 883 (Fla. 2d DCA 1998)

CSX Transp., Inc. v. Kissimmee Utility Authority, 153 F.3d 1283 (11th Cir. 1998)

City of Apopka v. All Corners, Inc., 701 So. 2d 641 (Fla. 5 Dist. App. 1997); 701 So.2d 641 (Fla. 5th DCA 1997).

Sullivan Properties, Inc. v. City of Winter Springs, 899 F. Supp. 587 (M.D. Fla. 1995).

Abbott v. City of Cape Canaveral, 840 F. Supp. 880 (M.D. Fla. 1994).

Homrich v. American Chambers Life Ins. Co., 594 So. 2d 348 (Fla. 5 Dist. App. 1992); 594 So. 2d 348 (Fla. 5th DCA 1992).

Dixie Ins. Co. v. Beaudette, 474 So. 2d 1264 (Fla. 5 Dist. App. 1985); 474 So. 2d 1264 (Fla. 5th DCA 1985).





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