Practice Areas & Industry Experience:
Michael F. Coppins is the senior shareholder and a founding member of Coppins, Monroe, Adkins & Dincman, P.A. Mr. Coppins has been practicing law in Florida for over 39 years.
Awards & Associations:
Mr. Coppins is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell and is Florida Bar Board Certified in both Civil Trial Practice and Business Litigation. He is a member of the Florida Circuit Civil Mediators Society and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, whose membership is by invitation only. Mr. Coppins has been recognized in Florida Trend™ magazine's Legal Elite edition in two categories: attorney and mediator. In addition, Mr. Coppins has been selected as a Florida Super Lawyer ®, in a publication by Law & Politics®, as both an attorney and a mediator.
Mr. Coppins received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, with distinction, in 1970. Following graduation, he served as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy, on ships in the Atlantic and Pacific fleets, to include service during the Vietnam War. Mr. Coppins obtained his J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law, with Honors, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1977. Prior to entering private practice, he served as a judicial law clerk at the First District Court of Appeals, and also worked in the Florida Legislature and the Florida Department of Banking and Finance.
During his career, Mr. Coppins has served as a board member and President of the Tallahassee Kiwanis Club, as a fund raiser for United Way, a board member and officer of the Tallahassee Bar Association, a co-chair of the Second Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, a charter member of the Stafford American Inn of Court, and a member of local and national professional organizations. Mr. Coppins has also lectured at the Florida State University College of Law in the areas of civil trial practice and alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Coppins is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and before the United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, as well as the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.