Max joined Paul Knopf Bigger as an attorney in November of 2020. Born and raised in Maitland, Florida, Max has always felt a strong sense of duty to give back to his community and to help those in need. After a short career in software sales, Max decided to re-commit his life to a profession that allowed him to better fulfill this sense of duty, leading him to pursue a career in law. As a lawyer, Max strives to achieve justice for those who have been wronged and to hold accountable those that refuse to take responsibility for their actions or inactions.
Max is a proud double-Gator. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees, with honors, from the University of Florida. While in law school, he was Vice President of the Florida Moot Court Team and won the Best Brief award in the Appellate Lawyers Association Competition in Chicago. Max won multiple CALI book awards in law school and graduated top 15% of his class.
Max was Paul Knopf Bigger’s first legal clerk during his initial year of law school. He then worked with the New York State Attorney General’s Office and a highly-regarded insurance defense firm in south Florida. But Max is proudest of his work helping abused and neglected children throughout law school. As a volunteer with the Guardian ad Litem program, Max represented the best interests of two children who were separated from their family and placed in the state’s dependency system. Over two years, he helped them navigate the system, ultimately seeing both children adopted by loving families. In his final year of law school, Max served as a Certified Legal Intern with Gator TeamChild Juvenile Law Clinic. During these experience, Max advocated for several children in the dependency system who requested or required legal representation. For Max, these experiences instilled a strong passion for justice and a mission to devote his work to providing a voice for the voiceless.
An avid fan of the Florida Gators, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Orlando Magic, Max spends most of his free time watching sports or playing guitar.