Charles P. “Chuck” Schropp
Chuck Schropp began his legal career 40 years ago working on complex civil litigation involving insurance coverage for asbestos-related illness claims. As a partner and co-founder of Schropp Law Firm, P.A., Chuck continues to represent clients regarding insurance coverage matters as well as other forms of commercial litigation and civil appeals.
Chuck is Board-Certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar and has participated as counsel of record in over two hundred civil appeals. He holds an AV-Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest level of excellence in legal ability, ethics and professionalism as determined by his peers in the legal profession. He has also been selected to The Best Lawyers In America©, including recognition as 2012 Tampa Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law, and Super Lawyers®.
A native of New Jersey, Chuck attended Lafayette College in Pennsylvania for his undergraduate degree and earned his J.D. law degree from Cornell University Law School in Ithaca, New York. While in law school, Chuck served on the Board of Editors of the Law Review, to which he contributed two notes (student articles), and also represented Cornell in the National Moot Court competition.
After graduating law school, Chuck moved to Miami, Florida to accept the offer to become a law clerk to The Honorable David W. Dyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Chuck entered private practice in 1975, practicing insurance law, civil litigation and appellate law at two Tampa law firms before co-founding Schropp Law Firm with his son Charles in 2007. He is currently admitted to practice before all Florida state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Chuck has maintained an active involvement and commitment to advancing the legal profession at the local, state and national levels, serving in all the following capacities:
- Ferguson-White American Inn of Court (Master Emeritus)
- Former Representative to the American Bar Association House of Delegates
- Former Co-Chair, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Subcommittee on Asbestos Insureds’ Rights Hillsborough County Bar Association
- Former Chair, Appellate Practice Committee; Past Chairman, Second DCA Liaison Committee
Chuck has also written articles and study materials for lawyers and has lectured at seminars on the topics of insurance coverage, appellate practice, and environmental issues. He has been published several times in the Florida Bar Journal. Chuck also served as the Editor of the “Appellate Procedure” chapter of Florida Pleadings and Practice Forms, published by Bancroft-Whitney Co., 1990.