Thomas R. Bopp

Thomas R. Bopp: Attorney with Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. AV stamp icon
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Thomas R. Bopp practices in all phases of personal injury and first party property damage litigation with emphasis defending automobile and premises liability claims and representing carriers and insured in multiple competing claims cases.


•Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa, FL
Shareholder, November 2008 to Present
•Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A., Tampa, FL
Shareholder, March 1983 to October 2008
•13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa, FL
Assistant State Attorney, 1981 to 1983
•Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Tampa, FL
Assistant to Legal Advisor, 1979 to 1980
•Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Tampa, FL
Special Deputy Sheriff, 1977 to 1979


•Selection Committee for 13th Circuit Pro Bono Awards, 2015
•Florida Bar President’s Pro-Bono Award Selection Committee: Chair, 2015-2017
•Forest Hills Pony Baseball: Coach, Florida State Champions 2007
•Hillsborough County Bar Foundation: Member, 2007-2008
•Jesuit’s Dad’s Club


AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2014, 2016-2019
Florida Super Lawyers, 2013-2016



Mr. Bopp is a frequent speaker at seminars on vehicular liability issues to auto insurance carriers including bad faith avoidance and handling multiple competing claims cases.

• Duties of Carriers and Multiple Competing Claims Cases , Speaker, USAA, 2018
• Settlement Duties in Multiple Claimant Cases , Speaker, Allstate, 2017
• Settlement Duties in Multiple Claimant Cases , Speaker, Carolina Casualty, 2016
•“Settlement Duties in Multiple Claimant Cases”, Speaker, USAA, 2016
•“Settlement Duties in Multiple Claimant Cases”, Speaker, Allstate, 2016
• New Developments In Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage , Speaker, Mercury, 2015
• New Developments In Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage , Speaker, Allstate, 2014
• Settlement Duties in Multiple Claimant Cases , Speaker, Nationwide and Mercury, 2013
• Spoliation of Evidence and “Pre-Suit Bad Faith Avoidance”, Speaker, Traveler’s, 2012
• Pre-Suit Bad Faith Avoidance , Speaker, Nationwide, 2011
• Multiple Competing Claims , Speaker, Allstate and First Acceptance, 2010
• Wrongful Death and Settlement of Minor’s Claims , Allstate, August 2010
• Trends in Bad Faith , Florida Liability Claims Conference, June 2010
• Settlement Duties in Multiple Claimant Cases , Allstate, February 2010

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Bad Faith Avoidance
  • Competing Claims
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Property Damage Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(813) 222-1149  Phone
813-841-8859  Cell Phone
(813) 222-3066  Fax
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.A., Florida Blue Key Leadership Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society, Savant Leadership Society, 1978
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., Phi Alpha Delta, 1981
Year of First Admission:
1981, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida


•American Bar Association: Former Self Insured and Risk Managers Committee; Former Automobile Law Committee; The Florida Bar Delegate to the ABA, 1984-1989
•Defense Research Institute
•The Florida Bar: Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, 1994-1997; Young Lawyers Division, 1989-1993; Board of Governors; Liaison to The Florida Bar Council of Sections for the Young Lawyers Division, 1992-1993; Chair, Newsletter Committee, 1991-1992; Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, 1991-1992; Chair, Awards Committee, 1991-1993
•Florida Bar Board of Governors: 2015-2018, Vice Chair, 2018; Rules Committee, 2015-2016; Disciplinary Review Committee, 2015-2016; Designated Receiver for 13th Circuit Grievance Committee B and D , 2015-2018; Judicial Screening Committee for the 2nd DCA, 2016 and 2018; Budget Committee, 2016-2018; Committee of Professional Ethics, 2016-2018; Liaison to Professional Ethics Committee, 2016-2018; Audit Committee, 2018

•Florida Defense Lawyers Association
•Hillsborough County Bar Association: Former President, 2008-2009; Former Board of Directors, 1995-2008; Former Chair of Bench-Bar Conference; Former Chair of Law Week; Former Co-Chair of Professional Standards Committee; Former Co-Chair Bench-Bar Liaison Committee; Trial Lawyers section
•Tampa Bay Inns of Court: Master, 1997-2008

Birth Information:
Tampa, Florida

Peer Reviews

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Tampa, Florida