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Eric Roper, P.A.

Eric Roper served over nine years on active duty in the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps and currently serves as a Commander in the Reserve Component of the JAGC.  His active service included tours as a criminal defense lawyer, Staff Judge Advocate, Officer in Charge, and command services attorney.  He was appointed to two terms as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney.  After leaving active duty, Mr. Roper prosecuted civil violations of Federal law as a trial attorney with the Bureau of Enforcement at the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission in Washington, D.C.  He opened his own firm in 2010 where his practice is focused on Federal, state and military criminal defense and maritime transportation law.

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  • Alabama
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces


  • Juris Doctor, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1995
  • Bachelor of Science (Finance), Florida State University, 1992


  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Federal Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers