Dell Graham was gratified to receive a defense verdict for their client, a cardiologist, at the conclusion of a weeklong trial, August 24 to 28, in Ocala, Florida. The Ocala jury fairly quickly determined there was no negligence on the part of Dell Graham’s client in...
Dell Graham attorneys have once again been recognized for excellence in the practice of law. John Jopling, Ellen Gershow, and David Delaney were all selected by the Super Lawyers rating service for 2015. Only 5% of the total lawyers in each state are selected for...
John Jopling and David Delaney recently obtained a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case in Marion County. The five day jury trial centered on allegations that Dell Graham’s physician client breached the standard of care by negligently assessing and monitoring...
John D. Jopling discusses what it takes to become a specialist in Florida, and what is the benefit of having an attorney who is a specialist. John D. Jopling: "The Florida Bar doesn't allow you to call yourself a specialist without board certification, so it's being...
John D. Jopling talks about becoming a board certified trial lawyer and the benefit of having a board certified lawyer. John D. Jopling: "Several of us are board certified, as I am in civil trial law. The certification program in civil trial law goes back to the, I...
John was born and raised in Lake City, Florida, and has practiced in North Central Florida his entire career. After graduating from the University of Florida College of Law in 1982, he served a year as a research aide to Justice Parker Lee McDonald of the Florida Supreme Court.
John joined Dell Graham as an associate in 1983. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense and governmental tort liability. His clients include hospitals, physicians, nurses and other health care providers. He also represents school boards, community colleges and police departments, as well as individuals and businesses.
In addition to his continuing practice as a litigator, John is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator, available to assist in the resolution of both simple and complex matter of civil trial litigation throughout the northern half of Florida.
John and his wife, Yolanda, live in Gainesville. They have three children.
- United States Surpreme Court, 2003
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1994
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1985
- Florida, 1982
- University of Florida Collete of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1982, J.D., With Honors
- Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, 1979, Bachelor of Arts
Major: Political Science
Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Associations and Memberships
- The Florida Bar
- Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Federal Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Florida Defense Lawyers Association
- International Association of Defense Counsel
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, inducted 2002
Awards & Honors
- James C. Adkins American Inns of Court, Master