James W. Popa
James W. Popa joined Travis R. Walker, P.A. in August of 2018. Though he received his undergraduate degree from University of Dayton, he was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio as an Ohio State Buckeye. James received his Juris Doctor from Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. While attending Barry Law School, Mr. Popa worked in the Children & Families Clinic, representing children permanently committed to the Department of Children and Families. He was the recipient of the BACE Fellowship award for his work with the Children and Families Clinic.
Mr. Popa has volunteered with the Father-Child resource center to promote, establish, and maintain parental rights for the indigent. His volunteer work with families also extends to involvement with Healthy Start, United for Families, and the Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Popa has worked in matters of dependency, juvenile delinquency, paternity, custody, child support and arrears, divorce, injunctions, civil commitment, and adoption. In addition to family law, he also has experience in administrative hearings concerning government/city/county disputes, real estate litigation, landlord/tenant disputes, boundary disputes, HOA litigation, the creation and maintenance of limited liability corporations and 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations, foreclosure defense and prosecution, collections, ejectment, and breach of contract.
Though Mr. Popa has lived all over the Country and State of Florida, he has happily found a home today in Palm City with his wife and 7 month old daughter. While the adjustments to fatherhood have shortened his free time, Mr. Popa can be found working on his short game, trolling the flats for snook and redfish, or backpacking the trails of Halpatiokee Park in Stuart.
“In America, we have people from all kinds of backgrounds, all in a cluster, together, and consequently law has become very important in this country. Lawyers and law are what hold us together. There is no ethos.” – Joseph Campbell
“I’m not very good at anything, but I’m incredibly average at everything. So I got that going for me, which is nice.” – (Carl Spackler, Caddyshack)