Mr. Popp is a partner in the Gulfport Office of the Kovar Law Group. Andrew is a Florida native and grew up in the greater Tampa Bay area. He attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and policy with a minor in Political Science. From there, Andrew attended Stetson Law School in Gulfport, and obtained his Juris Doctor with a concentration in trial advocacy in 2014. While at Stetson, Andrew received numerous awards, including the Doyle Conflict Resolution Inc. Top Grade Award, and the Leadership Development certificate. Andrew was a member of the American Bar Association and served as the national liaison for law students for the SEER section, as well as the Lt. Governor for the 5th Circuit of the Law Student Division representing the state of Florida.
Upon graduation, Andrew served as an Assistant State Attorney for Florida’s 6th Judicial Circuit for Pinellas and Pasco County. During his tenure at the State Attorney’s Office Andrew prosecuted a variety of criminal misdemeanor and felony cases and defended the rights of victims harmed by the wrongful acts of others. As a prosecutor, Andrew obtained a wealth of trial experience. He handled cases from initial investigation through trial and appeals. Moreover, Andrew has handled numerous Court hearings including first appearance hearings, Pre-trial hearings, Bowen, Richardson, Violations of probation, sentencing and restitution hearings. Mr. Popp has extensive first and second chair trial experience in both bench and jury trials.
Before joining the Kovar Law Group, Mr. Popp gained experience on the defense side of civil and workers compensation cases. This experience allows Andrew to understand the internal practices of insurance carriers and their attorneys. Additionally, Mr. Popp can use this knowledge to quickly and efficiently address outstanding issues and move cases on towards a favorable resolution.
Prior to law school, Mr. Popp worked for approximately 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry. As such, he has a wealth of knowledge regarding medication errors, dosing, drug interactions and related matters. Andrew’s knowledge of medical issues has proved invaluable in the practice of law regarding both civil and criminal claims.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Andrew is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, fishing, and is a certified open-water SCUBA diver.