Joseph Kopacz was raised in Pensacola, Florida, and attended St. Leo University where he was a member of the Men’s Soccer Team on an athletic scholarship. In 2007, Mr. Kopacz received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. Before entering law school, Mr. Kopacz received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of West Florida.
Before joining Morgan & Morgan, he worked at two prestigious Civil Trial Firms located in Pensacola, Florida, and Tampa, Florida. During the early years of his legal career, he defended numerous large insurance companies and those they insured in a variety of civil claims, including: auto accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, negligent security, slip and fall accidents, wrongful death, construction site accidents, and construction defect litigation.
Having represented large insurance companies for many years, Mr. Kopacz understands how insurance companies defend and evaluate injury cases. He uses his intimate knowledge of the insurance industry to help his clients who suffered serious personal injuries at the hands of someone else’s negligent conduct.
Mr. Kopacz has tried many cases in front of juries across the State of Florida and has several published appellate decisions. He has argued in front of the First District Court of Appeal, Second District Court of Appeal, Fourth District Court of Appeal and the Fifth District Court of Appeal.
Mr. Kopacz and his wife Andrea have one child – Kate – and reside in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
- Florida Bar
- First District Court of Appeal
- Second District Court of Appeal
- Fourth District Court of Appeal
- Fifth District Court of Appeal
- Board Certified – Construction Law
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