Our History

In 1973, Johnson Pope was founded in Clearwater by two lawyers with a card table, two chairs, a telephone and the desire to serve their one small client. Since day one, the focus of the firm has been to provide high-quality legal work in an ethical manner that puts our clients’ interests first and foremost. This core value approach has resulted in our growth to over 50 lawyers with offices in Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg.

Over the course of four decades, our entrepreneurial culture has attracted some of the best and brightest attorneys in the Bay area and encouraged a camaraderie that supports each other’s efforts throughout a variety of legal disciplines. We have put down deep roots in the Tampa Bay area where we have been privileged to work with a diverse and distinguished list of both individual and business clients across a broad range of practice areas.