Harley Tropin is President of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton. Mr. Tropin concentrates his practice on high stakes business litigation. Harley was recognized by the American Jewish Committee for his outstanding legal work and community contributions with the 2016 Learned Hand award. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 1989 and is in the top-tier litigation category, “Bet-The-Company Litigators.” He has been awarded “Lawyer of the Year” for Miami Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (2014 - 2019). Chambers USA places him in its top “Tier 1” ranking and describes Harley as “one of the deans of the Florida Bar” and “a tremendous oral advocate - he’s a very savvy and smart lawyer who knows which buttons to push and when.” He is also listed in Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite,” and one of fifty Florida Lawyers named to the Legal Elite Hall of Fame. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and a member of its Board of Directors. Harley is also a member of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission.
While the majority of Harley’s practice now focuses on representing plaintiffs, he regularly represents businesses and law firms in their most serious and challenging commercial cases. Harley lectures on a variety of issues in commercial litigation, including the management of complex litigation, the presentation of damages in commercial litigation, trial advocacy techniques, and fraud prosecution. He has chaired the NITA/Federal Court Program on trial advocacy, lectures at the annual University of Miami Class Action Forum, and regularly speaks at seminars and programs concerning the judicial appointment process.
Harley authored Florida Business Torts, a Lexis Nexis book published in March 2006, and the injunction chapter for Florida Civil Practice Before Trial, a standard Florida litigation text. He teaches trial advocacy at the University of Miami School of Law, and has served on the boards of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Temple Beth Am and the American Jewish Committee.
Harley is a passionate advocate for greater access to mental health services. He chaired the University of Miami Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board from 2014-2018, has helped raise funds for a Day Treatment Medical Center for mental health patients, and represents the department on a pro bono basis on legal issues involving mental health concerns.
Harley also has served on the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Gender Bias and Diversity and is an integral part of the KTT commitment to diversity in the workplace and community.