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William John Kropach

Workers compensation Attorney at Encino, CA

4.3   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1972
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice area
  1. Workers compensation
    The Law Offices of William J. Kropach, A Professional Corporation, has a reputation for results. Led by Workers' Compensation Specialist William J. Kropach, our firm has been protecting the rights of injured workers since 1978.

    45 years, 1,000 cases


William J. Kropach has been practicing law for over 40 years. Since 1972 he has focused on workers' compensation claims and is a Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist from the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He has received numerous awards for his work, including Volunteer of the Year in 2003 and commendation for outstanding services to the community from the California Legislature and City and County of Los Angeles.


Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice

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Kropach, William J
6345 Balboa Boulevard
Suite 222
Encino, CA, 91316-1580
William John Kropach
1055 W 7th St 33rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90017
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4.3 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Dax | January 25, 2012
Outstanding Workers Compensation Attorney
I hired Mr. Kropach for my workers compensation claim about 3 years ago. I was suffering severe pain on my elbow as a result of my job. Mr. Kropach was superb in helping me settle this case. During the entire process, I was receiving medical treatment and he regularly met with me to discuss my case. During my deposition he was extremely supportive and explained to me the entire process which helped me become comfortable. I would highly recommend Mr. Kropach to anyone who needs assistance with a Workers Compensation claim.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2012
***** Best Workers' Compensation Attorney
I hired Mr. Kropach years ago due to the fact that he was head of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. After the insurance company denied my claim I thought my case was over but my attorney fought the insurance company all the way to the appellate court and WON. . The judge awarded me retroactive benefits.which saved me from filing bankruptcy. I will forever recommend William Kropach to all of my friends.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2018
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They’re a superb law firm!!!
I was injured on the job and they made sure I got the best medical care hat was needed and didn’t let the insurance company try to push bills my way. Lastly, they were able to settle so that I will be taken care of for any medical care that will be needed in the future. They’re by far the best and extremely nice lawyers that care for the client, get the job done, and keep the client informed throughout the entire process—they’re the best!
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Posted by Nina | September 18, 2014
Recomendation for great results
I have had 2 Worker's Compensation lawsuits handled by Mr. Kropach and Jill Shibata. These lawyers handle all the paperwork for you, keep you informed, are knowledgeable, and friendly. Their office staff is also competent and returns calls or emails. I was completely satisfied with both outcomes.
Posted by Theresa | June 13, 2014
I had 2 other lawyers before this office took over my case. I went for over 2 years with no results. I needed Lumbar & Cervical surgery, which was delayed and then denied. This office got me a court hearing right away, where the judge ordered an AME exam. The AME was fair and handled the exam efficiently I have now had the 2 operations that I needed and I am on the mend. They really care about people and get results. William & Jill are on it!
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Posted by Brad | January 25, 2012
Got More Than I Expected
I needed big time help with my case as I tried to manage it myself without a good outcome. I tried to avoid hiring a lawyer but boy was I glad I hired Mr. Kropach. I interviewed three lawyers before Bill and I he shined compared to them. The others just wanted to put me on an tread mill of cookie other cookie cutter cases. Bill treated me with care, individuality, and really examined my case carefully. I was immediately impressed with his track record and his dedication to voluntary unpaid community services. This lawyer cares and before I met Bill I thought no lawyer would ever truly care about a client. Its rare. Bill also got me a life time award through a special fund that I had never heard of and no other lawyer I interviewed suggested. Mr Kropach knows is stuff and never gave me any bad advice. If you want honesty and care through a difficult time you need not look any farther.
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Posted by Arabella | January 18, 2012
A Class Act
I have been lucky to have William Kropach handle two different workers' compensation cases in the last several years that exceeded all of my expectations. Not only was Mr. Kropach professional and courteous but he sincerely cared about my well being and made sure I received a settlement in proportion to my injuries. Before I hired an attorney I researched a certified workers' compensation specialist in the area and Mr. Kropach's name continually came up. I recommend his services to anyone who is seriously injured and in need of professional help.
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Posted by Janice ann | January 13, 2012
Outstanding Attorney & Staff
I was in a very serious accident in early 2000 and found that Attorney Kropach and his Staff especially his paralegal Jill paid close attention to my case and no matter how many questions I asked they always had time to explain in layman's language what I needed to know. The case was long and drawn out due to numerous injuries, but this attorney never gave up on my case. His expertise in Workmans Compensation enabled him to secure a settlement more than I was expecting. I would not hesitate to refer him to others. All I can say is "A Job Well Done and Thank You!"
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Posted by WPark | January 11, 2012
Highly experienced, compassionate and professional
Workers compensation cases are extremely complex and typically quite frustrating for the injured worker. I should know, because my case extended over five years and included countless surgical procedures. My injury and subsequent WC case was one of the most difficult times in my life–I wouldn't wish this upon my worst enemy. Throughout the entire ordeal though, Mr. Kropach and Ms. Shibata stood by my side, providing me amazing support. I attribute their experience making the difference in getting my benefits approved and seeing my case resolved to my complete satisfaction–I am truly grateful. Therefore, I would recommend their professional services without hesitation.
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Posted by Edward | July 26, 2010
Dedicated to his clients
I have a 18 year old work-comp case. Mr. Kropach never gave up or settled for anythiung less. He kept fighting for my rights to win. He realized I was in the right and He never once asked me to just give up.I won my case 100 %
Posted by Joe Garcia | December 9, 2014
I am very pleased with the office. I am thankful for expertise put into our case. The office always returned our calls promptly and made sure we knew what was going to happen every step of the way.
Posted by Donna | January 24, 2012
I have known Bill for over 25 years. He is personable and very knowledgeable in the area of Workers Comp. My experience during this very stressful time has been excellent. His staff is courteous and efficient and always kept me up to date with my case. Their attention to detail has been exemplary as a client would expect from his attorney. I recommend this attorney to anyone with a workers comp case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2012
This attorney does not return calls, does not work on your case, does not properly seal envelopes with highly confidential information. He and his staff were very unprofessional and hostile towards me, (I only met him once), yet he still gets paid. I hope this review will save someone else from having to go through this - on top of the pain and heartache of having to deal with a serious workers comp injury.
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Response from William Kropach February 2, 2017
We apologize for the inconvenience we may have caused you. We strive to do excellent work for all our clients. Your feedback will be taken into consideration. Please let us know if you need anything else.
Posted by Scott | April 9, 2010
I hired Bill Kropach for my workmans compensation case back in 2007 on the advice of another lawyer. He gets very angry and upset if you ask questions and absolutely never returns phone calls. If you need treatment while your case is being litigated, you might as well pound sand because you will not get a response. It's an extremely helpless feeling to be in pain and not be able to seek treatment. Your workmans comp case worker will no longer talk to you because your lawyer is now the conduit for all of your activity. I also have been waiting for three years to get my deposition done. It has been cancelled 6 times and he get very irritated when I ask him why. I wouldn't want someone else to go through what I did so be wise and go elsewhere for your workers comp needs.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • William J. Kropach
  • 1978 - Present


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1968


  • Valley Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Chairman
  • 1987 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Valley Community Legal Foundation
  • Director
  • 1980 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers California
  • The Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • 2003
  • Certified Specialist
  • State Bar of California
  • 1998
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • N/A
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  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association Bar Notes
  • Focus on Workers Compensation Section
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bill Kropach for more than 20 years. Bill is competent, ethical, and caring. Bill has a rare blend of skill and compassion, and that is what makes him a lawyer unsurpassed in his field. Over the years, I have referred dozens of clients to Bill, and the feedback is universally great. ."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Kropach for several years. Mr. Kropach is extremely thorough and knowledgeable regarding Worker's Compensation matters. I have referred numerous cases to his office and all the referrals have been extremely happy with his services. He is a zealous advocate for his clients, and I highly recommend and endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer. He gives all his effort in handling cases and he pursues them aggressively. I have referred countless clients to him and all of them have been very satisfied."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a very conscientious and knowledgeable lawyer and I have recommended him to several of my clients on several occasions. All of them have been very pleased."
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Encino Workers compensation Lawyer William John Kropach
William John Kropach
Workers compensation Attorney
Encino, CA
Licensed for 51 years