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About Me

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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 90%
    37 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 10%
    37 years



Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

144 total 

  • Robert Stuart Hahn

    If you are looking for a personal injury attorney in the San Jose area I would strongly recommend Mr. Kopelson.


    Robert Hahn Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Kopelson. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

75 E Santa Clara St #1180
San Jose, CA, 95113



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyers in San Jose, CaThreeBestRated.com2015
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2014
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2013
Car Accident Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2012
Personal Injury Attorney of the Year 2008Consumer Business Review2008
Moot Court JudgeSanta Clara University Law School1987
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Judge Pro TemSanta Clara County Superior Court2010 - Present
ArbitratorSanta Clara County Superior Court1985 - Present
Judicial law clerkSan Francisco Superior Court1977 - 1977
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaLegislation Review Committee-Premises Liablity2014 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaLegislation Review Committee-Liens2014 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaLegislation Review Committee-Auto2014 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar and Santa Clara County Medical AssnsMedical-Legal Liaison Committee2000 - 2005
West Valley Community College Paralegal ProgramInstructor Independent research and internship coordinator1984 - 1986
California Dept of Real EstateN/A1982 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1979 - Present
Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1979 - Present
State Panel of Consumer ArbitratorsBetter Business BureauN/A
National Panel of Consumer ArbitratorsSenior ArbitratorN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Mejia v. Ins co.1.1 million
Doe v Roe2.1 million
Doe v. Peterson et. al.1,050,000.00 Policy limits plus
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Publication NameTitleDate
San Francisco Daily JournalRespondeat Rationale2013
CACI Civil Jury InstructionsContributing Attorney2013
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara Univ SOLN/AJuris Doctor, Cum laude1978
Northern Illinois UnivPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Pasatiempo SeminarMaximizing damages in small PI cases1991
Career SeriesBeing a Lawyer1981
Guest seminarPersonal injury1980