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John Kops

John Kops, J.D., an Martindale-Hubbell AV rated lawyer, is of counsel for Romano Law Group in Lake Worth, Florida, where he handles maritime, personal injury and commercial litigation.

Prior to joining Romano Law Group, John worked as a full- time mediator, focusing on personal injury, commercial and maritime litigation mediation. He also brings experience as a legal partner, associate and sole practitioner in New York, Louisiana and Florida. John previously worked with two New Orleans-based firms specializing in marine insurance on behalf of London-based insurance underwriters and companies and their customers. While in New York, he dealt with complex litigation and antitrust issues at Parker, Chapin, Flattau & Klimpl.


  • B.A., Political Science, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1971
  • J.D., with honors, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, 1974


  • Louisiana, Texas, New York and Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Federal Courts in Louisiana, Texas and New York


  • Partner, McHale & Kops, Jensen Beach, Florida, 2006-2007
  • Sole Practitioner, New Orleans, Louisiana & Palm Beach and Martin counties, Florida, 1998-2006
  • Senior Partner, Kops, Lee, Futrell & Perles, L.L.P., New Orleans, Louisiana, 1993-1997
  • Associate and Partner, Faris, Ellis, Cutrone & Gilmore, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1978-1993
  • Associate, Parker, Chapin, Flattau & Klimpl, New York, New York, 1974-1977


  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute