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John Randal Kopp

Criminal defense Attorney at Geneva, IL

5.0   25 reviews

also known as John R. Kopp, John Kopp


Licensed for 13 years

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%

    13 years, 3,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%

    13 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%

    13 years, 3,000 cases

I am a client-focused lawyer. I believe in letting clients know the issues at hand, explaining their legal rights and options, giving my professional opinion, and ultimately come to a decision that makes sense. I want my clients to receive the time and attention they deserve, without exception.

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Licensed for 13 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/11/2022

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

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Posted by Alexander | July 7, 2015
Amazing experience
Mr. Kopp helped us out tremendously with our speeding ticket. Going into the situation I and my family were a bit nervous. After contacting Mr. Kopp and speaking with him about the situation I felt much more at ease. He was able to move up the court date to a reasonable time slot and bartered on my half to reduce the ticket as much as possible. Overall the experience turned out the best way I could have hoped for and I would definitely Reccomend Mr. Kopp to anyone having a similiar problem as I did.
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Posted by Keith | February 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is just Awesome!
I was in dire need of a great defense lawyer and decided to retain John. I am extremely glad I made this decision. Throughout the entire process he explained everything clearly and offered great advice. I didn't feel pushed to make any decisions I didn't want too. Mr. Kopp made sure to answer all questions regarding my case. He communicated really well and got back to me in a timely manner. I decided to take my case to trial. During trial he was relentless against the prosecution. John's experience and knowledge of law resulted in a "Not Guilty" verdict. You will not be disappointed with him or the work he puts in.
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Posted by Luis | July 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I would like to take this time & thank Attorney John Kopp for an outstanding presentation on my DUI case, still in disbelief by his work. I was referred to him by a different lawyer who did not practice law for the county I was arrested in. Mr. Kopp took his time to contact me in a matter of hours. Consulted a case evaluation the same day & I decided to hire him to represent me! He made no promises like most lawyers would make but for sure would do his very best to fight for me! As a result of his hard work & dedication, my DUI was amended/reduced to a lesser charge which I can completely live with. His experience as a former prosecutor with knowledge & experience of the law & how the court system works definitely showed. Overall an outgoing person, not just an attorney but a person who will listen to you about your concerns! He never had attitude, always answered any questions or concerns I had, also provided great advice. Once again thank you Attorney John Kopp for your help, I recommend him to anyone in seek of legal representation.
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Posted by Courtney | November 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Around
I couldn’t be happier with John and the work he has done. I read many reviews and when I came to his, I knew he was MY guy! He is on top of EVERYTHING and communicates with me, more than I expected. He has gone above and beyond any expectations I had! Thanks John!!!
Posted by Nicole | July 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!!
Well left a previous review but maybe it didn’t get posted because I didn’t get a email conformation. John Kopp is a real nice attorney I like him he takes his time with his cases and even goes above his scope!! I’m so happy I found great reviews for him because he is super honest and no lies!! And he is very throughly. So happy I found him and thank you so much for following through with my case because driving privileges and that means allot to me And People!! Thank you!! 5 stars totally
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Posted by Nicole | July 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Really great lawyer!!
John Kopp helped me with a traffic case it was really nice to know that I was in good hands with a traffic lawyer. He is so throughly I give him allot of credit for that. And he takes the time and even will go over his scope for his clients. I think he’s wonderful, he does follow up personal and will call, so it just says he takes his cases seriously and that’s very good to know that a lawyer will do that to save your drivers license! And he is so serious that he cares also he is priced appropriately I thought maybe little bit under of what he should have but not only that he won’t tell lies and is honest!! Which says so much!
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Posted by Charles | January 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney John Kopp Saved My Life
Attorney John Kopp Saved My Life I was rescued by my Legal Guardian Angel, Attorney John Kopp, who began immediately addressing an offense that would jeopardize my future. Attorney John went into action immediately putting a plan together to give the best possible outcome and gave me specific instructions to follow. He communicates well, professional and precise and knows what it takes to get the job done. In my eyes, I was given the best possible outcome because I hired Attorney John Kopp and I am beyond satisfied. Attorney John is the lawyer other lawyers hire and it shows. Hire Attorney John Kopp to save your life, reputation and give you peace of mind. because he does what is best for you.
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Posted by Nichole | September 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great representation!!!
John is a great guy. He's very personable and straight to the point. I was pulled over for improper lane usage and was arrested for DUI. John listened carefully to everything I said and after watching the video from the police department, told me I had a strong case in winning the DUI. My case was continued about 4 times and each time, he was there with me to represent me and actually ended up winning the case. I put my trust in him and he delivered. I would HIGHLY recommend him as your representation. He has great rapport with prosecuting attorneys and judges and is very knowledgeable when it comes to the law.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
I had a speeding ticket in chicago but i live some where else so i tried looking for lawyers ... i contcted john and he replied quickly and professionaly and he explains every thing clearly before hand. And he got me a supervision and less fines with no points. Thanks to him my safe driving record was not destroyed by one silly mistake... he is the best would recomend him to friends and family
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Above and beyond best DUI lawyer
John helped me go from the worst of times with my DUI to the best outcome from it that anyone could ask for. He never had an attitude that he was above me like a lot of lawyers tend to have. He was always by my side as my advisor, counselor and friend. He is the absolute hardest working attorney you will see in court and goes above and beyond with what anyone deserves. He treated me like family throughout all of this, and I feel like thanking him everyday for his help. He was always available for questions and relief and just full of positivity that helped ease my anxieties/worries. He is genuinely honest, hardworking, and humble in his work. John Kopp is truly the best to turn to for legal help.
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Posted by Sarah | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So helpful
Mr. Kopp was a super professional, competent, and friendly lawyer. He helped me so much and made the whole experience so smooth. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense
This was my first experience with a lawyer and I could not be more satisfied than hiring Mr. Kopp to represent me. I was looking for a smart, knowledgeable and most importantly an ethical lawyer who would represent me. I found all these vital qualities in Mr. Kopp. At every junction, he never promised that the outcome would be in my favor but he indicated that he will give his best to get a favorable judgement on my case. In the end, I was thrilled with the outcome. I am pleased recommend Mr. Kopp's services to anyone who needs a legal help for expertise outlined in his website www.kopplawoffice.com. Also, his rates were very reasonable compare to the efforts he put to resolve my case to get a favorable result.
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Posted by Dawn | March 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Amazing!
I hired Mr. Kopp to represent my son for a ticket he had received for driving on a suspended license. From the moment John contacted me he put me at ease. His relaxed demeanor and easily understandable explanations really helped. He was available any time via phone or text with any questions I had -- or just to talk me off the ledge when I was worried about the up-coming case. He was so worth hiring because the ticket was dismissed. We didn't even go into court. I really hope I never have to hire him again, but if I'm ever in need, Kopp Law is my go to firm.
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Posted by Brenda | March 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From Fear to Faith
I located John online. I must admit, I’m a bit skeptical about anything online. I needed the services of a good attorney. I needed an attorney who would: Listen to hear Encompass integrity Exercise compassion Exhibit sound judgement Be superman I couldn’t have had a better advocate and advisor. He was sent from Heaven. God manifested himself in John. He was my hero. On that day, he was superman!
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2019
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Great Result!
Mr. Kopp did a great job on our case and got us the best result we could have hoped for. Not only that, but he was easy to get along with. I would recommend him any time!
Posted by Sandra | November 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Kopp
I have never had to use a lawyer for anything except for closing on a house or a will, so this was my first experience for what I consider something more serious. John was the perfect choice. He helped me understand my circumstances, and what my choices might be and what he thought was the best action to take. He returned my phone calls immediately. I was very happy with John and the outcome of my case.
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Posted by Dominic | November 7, 2018
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Fantastic attorney!!!
Great attorney. I hired him for a dui reinstatement hearing after getting the run around from another “lawyer”. I’m sooo glad I did. Mr. Kopp was thorough and attentive. He made sure that I was properly prepared for the hearing and helpful when I had questions. Best attorney I’ve worked with. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Jeff | September 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cdl holder from Wisconsin
Words cannot express the due diligence and short notice of my traffic offense in illinois,ie speeding ticket in a non commercial vechile. With a job and career on the line of 25 years and being from Wisconsin my personal attorney could not take my case. I researched and came across John r Kopp.I wanted to find a attorney like I have in Wisconsin, not only did I, I also made a friend, he listened to me and made the best deal possible for me. Do your homework in anything as I did looking for a lawyer that listens and goes too bat for you John r kopp will and thanks Jeff from Wisconsin.
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Posted by Corey | April 21, 2018
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Speeding ticket Class A misdemeanor.
I was going 80mph in a 45. I was charged with a class A misdemeanor which could result in a year in jail and $2500 in fines. John was excellent and had my ticket reduced to a petty offense (like rolling a stop sign). I am on court supervision and once I’m done it will no longer be on my record. I would HIGHLY recommend John to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2018
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Better than Good!
My husband and I retained Mr. Kopp for a major traffic offense. Thank God no one was injured or died. But the offense carried serious charges. I work with law enforcement and one of the Police Officers I spoke to told me to get a lawyer "a good one". Needless to say I spoke with several and only got promising comments from one. After taking a day to decide to retain him (not mentioning his name) due to his high retainer fee. I went by his office to retain him. His office was closed even though. it was a normal business day and hours. I called him several times with no return call. I became desperate and contacted a large Chicago firm (not mentioning their name) that deals with traffic court. After being directed to one of their lawyers, he told me that they could take my case but since it was last minute (2 days to court). It would be better for a local lawyer to handle it. I told him I talked to several but didn't find one I felt comfortable with. He referred me to Mr. Kopp I asked if he was good because I was facing serious charges. He told me that he wouldn't recommend him if he wasn't. I called the number that day, Saturday he returned my call right away. I told him what I was dealing with. He took the case and briefed me before court. He was inexpensive, cordial and direct. He told me basically what the fines and charges would be, which would be devastating to my career. Basically I would lose my job of 28 years. (I drove past a school bus unloading. I felt I was past the point of return when the bus stopped and instead of stopping just past the stop arm. I kept driving. I know stupid, but at the time it sound reasonable in my head, I was out of the way of kids if they wanted to cross the street.) I was guilty but wasn't ready to face the penalties Mr. Kopp continued my case for a month. Just before the month was up, my husband and I met with Mr. Kopp. I explained again what happened. He told me that in these type of cases the penalties were made severe due to people blowing past school buses and emergency vehicles too often, which poses a big risk to the community, plus the advocacy groups pushed hard to get harsher penalties for offenders. Mr. Kopp then asked my husband and I about our personal and family life. (he didn't rush us at all) He then had an idea for me to gather several articles of information along with a letter from him to present to the D. A. at court. In the letter I admitted guilt, plus volunteered to pay whatever fines the court deemed necessary, do community service for however long the court deemed necessary and take a defensive driving classes instead of losing my license for 3 months. Mr. Kopp warned me that this has been done several times before and the percentages were not in my favor. But I had a lot to lose and so I believe for me it was worth a try. He presented the info to the local D.A. and the head D. A. my case was continued again for another month. It worked! when I went back to court I received an alternative sentence which was still pretty bad, but I got to keep my license, and the fines were pretty reasonable as well. Thank you Jesus for Mr. Kopp. I told my friend that is the Police Officer at work about my outcome, he was totally impressed. My husband, my friend and I all highly recommend Mr. Kopp, He is definitely better than good!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of John Randal Kopp, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2014

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Marquette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • People v. Jose S.
  • Not Guilty on All Counts

Associations

  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • N/A
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • N/A
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • N/A
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Southwest Bar Association CLE Conference
  • Traffic Law Update: Aggravated Speeding Statute
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a highly skilled and experienced attorney that is well-respected by his peers."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known John for a long time. He is an excellent attorney. I have had cases against him when he was an Assistant States Attorney. Now that he is in private practice, I have referred clients to him for representation in a variety of criminal defense cases. He is a true advocate for his clients and he continues to amaze me with his favorable results. I highly endorse John Kopp!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent attorney who genuinely cares for his clients. As a former Cook County Assistant State's Attorney he possesses the knowledge needed to obtain the best possible results for his clients. I highly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a great lawyer. He is extremely personable and cares about his clients. He goes above and beyond and fights hard for his clients. I unequivocally endorse John."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Kopp is a top-notch trial attorney. I worked with Mr. Kopp as a prosecutor and was impressed by his trial skills and ability to negotiate. He has years of experience in trial litigation with respect to DUI/DWI and criminal matters and is well respected by his peers. Beyond being a great trial attorney, Mr. Kopp is an overall good person.I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with John as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. John works vigilantly on behalf of his clients. He is hard working, determined and ethical. Great attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Friend
"John and I have been friends for over ten years, through college and law school, and eventually worked together as clerks at a litigation firm for a time. He is an extremely intelligent and clever attorney, but beyond that he is a concerned advocate for clients. Prior to founding his own practice, John worked as a prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorney Office, and because of this he is very knowledgeable about the intricacies involved in defending criminal cases. I have already referred cases to John, and each client has subsequently taken special effort to let me know how professional and thorough John was throughout their case. The highest compliment I can give any attorney is entrusting them with the legal issues of someone who trusts me. I will continue to bestow this compliment on John with the utmost confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John and I have worked on cases together. He is professional, intelligent and dedicated to his craft."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a former prosecutor who knows the law and is a great trial attorney."
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Geneva Criminal defense Lawyer John Randal Kopp
John Randal Kopp
Criminal defense Attorney
Geneva, IL
Licensed for 13 years