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Florida Justice Association Names Attorney Todd E. Copeland Vice President
Attorney Todd Copeland, Founder and Managing Partner of Orlando's Todd E. Copeland & Associates, PA, today will be sworn in as Vice President of the Florida Justice Association, a nonprofit organization that works to strengthen and uphold the Sunshine State's civil justice system and protect the rights of its citizens and consumers. Upon the swearing-in ceremony in Palm Beach, he'll serve a one-year term as Vice President, before becoming President in June 2015.
After graduating from Georgia's Mercer University - Walter F. George Law School, where he earned numerous academic honors including the Bureau of National Affairs Law Student Award; and the Institute on World Legal Problems at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, Copeland launched his legal career in 1993. He began as an Associate Attorney at Bogin, Munns & Munns, then became a partner in Coye & Copeland in 1996. In May 2000, he founded Todd E. Copeland & Associates.
Areas of specialized practice include automobile, trucking and motorcycle accidents, birth injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and amusement park accidents, among others. But the common thread is that Copeland and his staff of attorneys and other legal professionals work tirelessly to represent those who have been wrongfully injured by the negligence or deliberate actions of others and to help them secure the compensation they're due.
Since joining the FJA in 1993, Todd has served on its Executive Committee and Board of Directors, and as its Secretary, Treasurer and Auto Insurance Committee Chairman. He's also served with the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association, a nonprofit organization with a similar mission, and on multiple occasions, has helped draft and lobby for Personal Injury Protection legislation
The FJA's roots are traced back to the Negligence and Compensation Lawyers of Florida, founded during the late 1940s primarily to represent the interests of injured citizens in the courtroom and in the Florida Legislature. During the 1950s, founder Perry Nichols, a well-known Miami attorney, recognized that the civil justice system tended to favor business interests over the interests of the individual and injured persons. Thus, he and the group's co-founders shifted its focus to protect and ensure justice for Florida’s consumers. The leadership and FJA staff continues this mission today.
Copeland shares and supports the tenets of the FJA, as stated on the organization's website: "To ensure that Floridians know and understand the importance of their rights to justice and to make certain that these rights, which are at the very core of what it means to be American, are safeguarded and protected."
Please join us in celebrating Mr. Copeland's selection as Vice President of the Florida Justice Association.