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Welcome to Dell Graham

North Central Florida Attorneys

Representing clients in matters of healthcare law, commercial litigation, and more

Now in its second century, Dell Graham remains a forward-looking law firm, focused on serving its clients’ needs with integrity and professionalism. Those clients include some of Florida’s largest healthcare and insurance concerns, as well as state and local governmental entities, small businesses and individuals.

Our Gainesville healthcare attorneys advocate for our clients in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies and in alternative dispute resolution.

The attorneys of Dell Graham deliver highly-specialized, comprehensive legal services in the following practice areas:

What sets Dell Graham apart

  • Mid-size firm perfectly situated to provide timely, personal, client attention
  • Expertise usually found only in much larger law firms
  • Board Certified by the Florida Bar with specialists in Civil Trial Law, Wills, Estates, and Trusts, and Education Law.
  • Only 6% of attorneys in Florida are Board Certified.

Recognized by our peers and independent evaluators as preeminent attorneys

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell; Multiple attorneys selected by Super Lawyers Magazine (no more than 5% of the attorneys in Florida are selected by Super Lawyers); Recommended insurance attorneys by Best’s Directories of Insurance Professionals.

Ready to represent clients throughout Florida

Attorneys admitted in all state and federal courts in Florida, with experience handling appeals before the District Courts of Appeal, Florida Supreme Court, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.


The firm was founded in Gainesville in the 1870’s and has continuously represented clients through challenging times and changes in the legal landscape.

Excellence is a core value

6 former Dell Graham attorneys are currently judges in state and federal courts.


Dell Graham Attorneys Defeat Plaintiffs’ Attempt at Attorney’s Fees and Costs After Appraisal Award

Attorneys Susan Seigle and Lisa Debroux defeated Plaintiffs’ claim for attorney’s fees, costs, and pre-judgment interest after an appraisal award was issued for a homeowner’s property insurance claim. In July, 2012, an insurer issued payment for fire damage totaling approximately $15,000.00. In January, 2013, Plaintiffs’ counsel sent a demand package for additional monies. Two weeks […]

Four Dell Graham Partners Selected as Super Lawyers

Dell Graham attorneys have once again been recognized for excellence in the practice of law. John Jopling, Carl Schwait, Ellen Gershow, and David Delaney were all selected by the Super Lawyers rating service for 2014. Only 5% of the total lawyers in each state are selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list. “We are pleased […]

John Jopling Testifies at Administrative Law Hearing

In a change of roles from attorney to litigant/witness, firm president John Jopling testified at an administrative law hearing in Tallahassee, Florida recently on behalf of the Ichetucknee Alliance, a not-for-profit advocacy group Jopling leads. Jopling’s testimony on behalf of the Ichetucknee Alliance was in support of a challenge brought by the Alliance to the […]