Michael R. Popcke
Michael R. Popcke – Partner
Phone: 760-918-0500 x11
Michael R. Popcke received his B.A. degree in 1978 from The Pennsylvania State University, and thereafter received his Juris Doctor in 1981 from Duquesne School of Law, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award in constitutional Law.
Mr. Popcke is admitted to practice in California and Pennsylvania, and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; the Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern United States District Courts in California, the Western District Court in Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Military Appeals.
From 1982 to 1986, Mr. Popcke was a Lieutenant, Judge Advocate Generals’ Corps, US Naval Reserve, serving as a prosecutor, defense counsel and legal assistance attorney. He also coordinated and taught legal courses to prospective command legal officers. He received a Navy Achievement Medal for services rendered.
From 1986 to 1989, Mr. Popcke practiced business related civil litigation in San Diego, and thereafter developed an expertise in medical malpractice defense and related areas. In 1999, Mr. Popcke joined John DiCaro and Carlo Coppo continuing with emphasis in all aspects of healthcare related litigation.
Over his career, Mr. Popcke has given seminars and inservice training to the staff and members of various healthcare institutions and organizations on a variety of healthcare medical-legal topics.
He has successfully tried cases for healthcare providers involving a wide variety of medical and legal issues, and has often achieved successful, cost-efficient results for his clients without trial.
On the personal side, Mike enjoys travel, scuba diving, wine tasting (not at the same time!) underwater and other photography, biking and hiking. He and his wife, Jackie, enjoy their home with two dogs.