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Richard Kopelman

Richard Kopelman

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Motorcycle Accident, Medical Malpractice

About Me

In addition to maintaining a successful law practice, Richard is a National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Certified Contract Advisor (Agent). In 2006, Richard established KLASS Sports, where Richard serves at the company's President. Richard finds that skills he has honed during more than two decades of trying cases and negotiating settlements on behalf of thousands of injury victims, are directly transferrable to his representation of professional athletes.

Richard is married and the father of three boys. Not unexpectedly, when not tending to professional obligations, Richard spends the overwhelming majority of his time enjoying his family, including his parents who relocated to metro-Atlanta to be closer to Richard, his wife and children.

When Richard is not coaching soccer, taking his family to sporting events, or otherwise involved with family activities, he enjoys cycling and can be found riding considerable distances around Atlanta, particularly on weekends. Richard finds that a long bike ride is good for the body, mind and spirit, and helps recharge his batteries for the rigors of demanding professional commitments.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Car Accidents: 58%
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
  3. Brain Injury: 10%
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 5%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 2%



Contingent (36-50%)

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Roderick William Clutter Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Roderick Clutter Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William Patrick Woods

    I endorse this lawyer.


    William Woods Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kopelman Sitton Law Group, LLC.

3405 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA, 30305



GAActive Member in Good Standing 198708/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Georgia's Top LawyersAtlanta Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend2013
Georgia's Top LawyersAtlanta Magazine2013
Best Oral AdvocateNational Moot Court Competition1986
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKopelman Sitton Law Group, LLC2011 - Present
PartnerKopelman Law Group, P.C.2006 - Present
PartnerOrlando & Kopelman, P.C.1995 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
N/AMember2000 - Present
DeKalb Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1991 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1991 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1987 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Davis v. Piedmont HospitalJury awarded $1.15 million dollars
Queen v. Northlake Regional Medical CenterAppellate Court struck down anti-patient statute
Westrex Corp. v. City of Atlanta$2,500,000.00 settlement at commencement of trial

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Washington and Lee UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Sandtown Recreation Center Youth Football - Head Injury Awareness & PreventionConcussion and Head Injuries In Sports2010
Fundamentals of Brain TraumaExamining Lay Witnesses in Brain Injury Cases2007