David F. Pope

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  • Shareholder at Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. (82 Attorneys)
  • 501 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1700, Tampa, FL 33602
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Biography

David F. Pope has experience in cargo claims, maritime injury and death claims, collisions, passenger claims, vessel finance and foreclosure, salvage, vessel documentation, charter disputes, first party coverage defense of underwriters, environmental law, limitation of liability actions, insurance law and state and federal appeals. Mr. Pope is Board Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law with The Florida Bar.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

•Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa, FL
Shareholder, November 2008 to Present
•Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A., Tampa, FL
Attorney, November 2004 to October 2008
•Lau, Lane, Pieper, Conley & McCreadie, P.A., Tampa, FL
Partner, July 1992 to October 2004
•Macfarlane, Ferguson, Allison & Kelley, Tampa, FL
Partner, November 1973 to June 1992
•U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Engineer U.S. Flag Merchant Vessels. This included summers while attending law school, 1967 to 1973
•U.S. Navy Commander, (retired)
•University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL
Adjunct Professor, 2011 to Present

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

•Church Vestry: Counsel
•Tampa Propeller Club: Director
•U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: Local Admissions Representative

DISTINCTIONS

AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Board Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law, The Florida Bar
Who's Who Legal, Florida 2008; listed as a leading Shipping & Maritime lawyer
The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2014, 2016-2019
Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year 2011, 2018, Maritime Law
Florida Super Lawyers, 2016-2018

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

Presentations

•Collision Law andPractice, SEALI Seminar, Amelia Island, FL 2018
• The Jones Act and Homeland Security, SNAME, Tampa, FL, 2002
• Collisions, The Florida Bar, Admiralty Seminar, Orlando, FL, 1996
• Seaman Status, The Florida Bar, Admiralty Seminar, Orlando, FL, 1995
• Settlement in Admiralty Cases, The Florida Bar, Admiralty Seminar, Tampa, FL, 1994
• Pitfalls of a Multi-Party Settlement, SEALI Convention, Savannah, GA, 1994

Publications

• Collision, Maritime Law and Practice, Author, 5th Edition, The Florida Bar, 2017

• Collision, Maritime Law and Practice, Author, 4th Edition, The Florida Bar, 2004

(Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Property Damage Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(813) 222-3349  Phone
(813) 222-3066  Fax
www.bankerlopez.com/davidpope
University Attended:
United States Merchant Marine Academy, B.S., 1967
Law School Attended:
University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
1973
Admission:
Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; Florida Supreme Court; 1973, Florida State Courts; U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

•The Florida Bar
•The Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA)
•The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME)
•The Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)
•Hillsborough County Bar Association
•Federal Maritime Commission
•Benefits Review Board, U.S. Department of Labor

Military:
Commander, U.S. Navy Reserve, 1967-1994
Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., October 9, 1944
Reported Cases:
United States Supreme Court: Boca Grande Club v. Florida Power & Light Co., 510 U.S. 1022 (1994).
Certifications:
( Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education )
ISLN:
904364963

Peer Reviews

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