Jessica L. Kopas


Jessica Kopas is a partner at Haber Law with expertise in commercial litigation, including complex business litigation. Ms. Kopas has litigated several high-profile cases involving a nationally publicized billion-dollar South Florida Ponzi scheme centered around falsified structured settlements as well as various cases involving bank fraud against financial institutions. Additionally, she has extensive experience, including several trials, in the areas of business torts, business fraud, breach of fiduciary duty litigation, probate litigation, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.

Over the course of her practice, Ms. Kopas has advocated for the interests of her clients, including Fortune 500 companies, in a wide variety of disputes both in and out of court. She has appeared before state, federal district and federal bankruptcy courts in Florida and other jurisdictions. She also has participated in mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, including accomplishing complex settlement agreements as alternatives to trial.

Ms. Kopas is certified by The University of South Florida Muma College of Business in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, a rigorous seven-week program designed to educate business and community leaders on the essential practices and tools designed to increase employee diversity and create a business model that embraces equity and inclusion. She is passionate about making a difference in the community and gives back to young attorneys through Moot Court high school competitions.


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Litigation
  • Bank Fraud Litigation
  • Probate Litigation


  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Juris Doctor, 2002
    • Honors: Shepard Broad Law Center Moot Court Honor Society
  • State University of New York College at Geneseo, Bachelor of Science, 1999

Memberships and Certifications

  • Florida Bar
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • National Diversity Council, 2021
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida Muma College of Business, 2021


  • Selected as a “Top Lawyer” by Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Magazine for Business Litigation & Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2021

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 2003
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2004
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2004
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2004

Notable Cases

  • Represented a diverse group of plaintiffs seeking recovery of over $225 million in investor losses resulting from a billion-dollar structured settlement Ponzi scheme. This nationally publicized case focused on Toronto Dominion Bank’s (TD Bank) role in facilitating this criminal enterprise asserting novel claims that the Bank willfully aided and abetted the Ponzi fraud. After months of litigation, the matter was resolved through settlement resulting in the clients receiving the highest percentage recovery for victims entangled in a Ponzi scheme.
  • Represented the wife and children of a well-known missing entrepreneur and philanthropist in a dispute with other family members. This Broward County Probate Court case involved legal issues of the highest complexity involving the absentee’s estate, including property rights related to the absentee’s extensive personal property and real estate holdings across the globe.



  • Authority Magazine: Jessica Kopas of Haber Law On The 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law - July 5, 2023