Firm Overview


What Sets Dell Graham Apart?

Recognized 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.


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

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.

Excellence is a core value

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

Our History – A Proud Tradition

Before the turn of the last century, before the University of Florida came to Gainesville, Dell Graham’s forebears were already providing legal services in North Central Florida. Our founders were committed to providing their clients the best legal representation possible. After more than 100 years, that tradition of service lives on. That commitment to excellence has fostered valued client relationships that have endured for decades.

During Dell Graham’s century plus of service, our region, the Heart of Florida, has grown dramatically. Even as the communities’ major institutions have undergone remarkable growth, the area has worked hard to preserve an enviable quality of life. In fact, Gainesville and Ocala have each been recognized as one the most livable cities in America by several national publications. The University of Florida, with an enrollment of over 48,000 students, is one of the premier public universities in the country.

Throughout the decades of change, Dell Graham has also grown — in services to its clients and leadership in the legal and local communities. We are dedicated to continuing our leadership role in the Heart of Florida.

Attorneys Serving From the Heart of Florida

The lawyers and staff of Dell Graham are committed to providing our clients with the high level of professionalism and attentive service they have come to expect of us for more than a century.

Our mission at Dell Graham is straightforward: the zealous protection and advancement of our clients’ interests. In the performance of that mission, we are committed to the highest standards of professional integrity, both in the courtroom as advocates, and in the conference room as counsel. That Commitment is reflected in the firm’s longstanding AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s premier legal service directory, and in our individual lawyers’ records of service to their profession and community.


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 […]

Three Dell Graham Partners Selected as Super Lawyers

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 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 […]