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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Excellence-San Jose Top 3 Personal injury Lawyer||ThreeBestRated.com||2016|
|Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyers in San Jose, Ca||ThreeBestRated.com||2015|
|Top Contributor Award||AVVO||2014|
|Top Contributor Award||AVVO||2013|
|Car Accident Clients' Choice Award||AVVO||2012|
|Personal Injury Attorney of the Year 2008||Consumer Business Review||2008|
|Moot Court Judge||Santa Clara University Law School||1987|
|Judge Pro Tem||Santa Clara County Superior Court||2010 - Present|
|Arbitrator||Santa Clara County Superior Court||1985 - Present|
|Judicial law clerk||San Francisco Superior Court||1977 - 1977|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Legislation Review Committee-Premises Liablity||2014 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Legislation Review Committee-Liens||2014 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Legislation Review Committee-Auto||2014 - Present|
|California Dept of Real Estate||N/A||1982 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||1979 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||1979 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1979 - Present|
|State Panel of Consumer Arbitrators||Better Business Bureau||N/A|
|National Panel of Consumer Arbitrators||Senior Arbitrator||N/A|
|Santa Clara County Bar and Santa Clara County Medical Assns||Medical-Legal Liaison Committee||2000 - 2005|
|West Valley Community College Paralegal Program||Instructor Independent research and internship coordinator||1984 - 1986|
|Limo fire-San Mateo Bridge||multiple 7 figures|
|See all legal cases|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||Respondeat Rationale||2013|
|CACI Civil Jury Instructions||Contributing Attorney||2013|
|Santa Clara Univ SOL||N/A||Juris Doctor, Cum laude||1978|
|Northern Illinois Univ||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|
|The Law and You||Automobile insurance policies||2016|
|Pasatiempo Seminar||Maximizing damages in small PI cases||1991|
|Career Series||Being a Lawyer||1981|
|Guest seminar||Personal injury||1980|
Posted by Regina
Robert was not able to handle my case due it being an out of state injury, which I was told by his receptionist during my initial phone call. He still took the time out of his busy schedule to personally call me back and answer many of my questions as well as did a search for possible attorneys I could use. If he goes that above and beyond for someone he is not representing i can only imagine what he does for his actual clients. the world needs more caring and genuine people like him.
Posted by Nalin
Robert has been our family lawyer for a long time now. Anytime I need advice, Robert is the first person I call. With every issue or inquiry I've had Robert always takes his time to explain the issue to me and what we can do to solve it. He always gives me his honest advice and never holds back from providing excellent service. Robert is very easy to reach and if he is not available he always tries his best to reach out to you as soon as possible. If you want someone with character and integrity to help with your problems I definitely would call Robert.
Posted by Sean
Ethical, trustworthy, honest and a tireless work ethic with meticulous attention to every imaginable detail that has even a remote chance of affecting the ultimate disposition of one's case. This is a good start in describing my experiences with legal representation provided by Mr. Kopelson.
After my daughter was involved in a serious accident, the last thing I anticipated was being able to use many of the above adjectives to describe an attorney we ultimately selected to represent her. I expected the normal difficulties with communication, lack of proper attention to detail and the status quo with respect to interactions and follow-up, which one would envision in a typical personal injury case. However, Mr. Kopelson's brilliant handling of my daughter's case actually served to shatter many of my preconceived perceptions and prior experiences with legal representation.
It is hard to imagine actually believing an attorney would continually place their client's best interests at the forefront of a legal case's respective priority list until the litigation was ultimately settled. Again, Mr. Kopelson defied all expectations in this regard. It is difficult to describe the relief I felt upon finally realizing that my normal tendency of second guessing every move and detail was no longer required.
To know that my daughter's attorney was fighting tooth and nail for her best interests provided an immense degree of comfort and relieved me of a significant amount of anxiety any dad would feel in a similar situation.
I am not an individual who is easily impressed, nor one to pen accolades unnecessarily, however, I can say unequivocally that I truly feel that we could not have asked for better legal representation or a more diligent, conscientious and harder working attorney than Robert.
In closing, I can state that my expectations were exceed by an immense degree in every aspect by Mr. Kopelson, and I would not hesitate referring any friend or family member to him!
Sarah Condor, Contracts and agreements Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I really enjoy reading Robert's answers on AVVO - they display not only a great, in-depth grasp of the law but also understanding of common-life situations in a pragmatic solution-oriented manner. He is certainly one of the most qualified accident attorneys on AVVO.