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Robert Bruce Kopelson

Car accident Attorney at San Jose, CA

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About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    60%

    45 years

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    Car/vehicle/bicycle crashes, Victims of criminal attacks like sexual assault; dog bites; slip/trip and falls, trucking, buses, limousines, vans/Outreach, pedestrian injuries, burns, scars, head injuries, brain injuries, fractures, PTSD/Post Traumatic Stress, Uninsured/underinsured motorist claims.

    45 years

  3. Slip and fall accident
    10%

    45 years

  4. Wrongful death
    10%

    45 years

Please check out my YELP reviews and my web page. 

Licensed for 44 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1978
Updated 12/02/2022

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

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

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A True Advocate for Justice
I spoke with Attorney Kopelson (Robert) last week concerning a traffic accident (rear-end collision). I respectfully disagree with the very few negative Yelp reviews of Robert. I think the review gives an unfair, one-sided depiction of Robert's personality. After speaking with Robert over the phone during a consultation with him, here are some of my honest reflections: ---He generously gave me time to tell him about my case and to holistically understand my situation. -- He listened, asked me the right questions, and gave me sound legal advice based on all the relevant information I provided. ---He was forthright and honest throughout our entire conversation. ---He showed skill in being able to place himself in the position of the other side and to thoughtfully consider the other side's arguments. ---He demonstrated ethical discernment as he evaluated my case. ---Robert was friendly and open, which made talking with him and getting to know him a truly enjoyable experience. I wish I could have spent more time talking to him! I believe Robert makes a true difference in people's lives, one contact and one case at a time. I highly recommend you calling Attorney Kopelson if you have any questions concerning a personal injury and want to talk to an ethical, honest, experienced (40-year law practice), sharp, smart, and exceptional person/attorney to represent you.
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Posted by Yvette | May 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Caring and Professional
Mr. Robert answered a question I had on Avvo and even though he could not take our legal malpractice case against an attorney that handled over settlement funds to A third party without the consent of the attorneys client we appreciate him calling us in answering and talking and giving advice on what to do for over an hour on the telephone. There is not too many attorneys that would take an hour out of their day to get a free legal advice to a party they are not representing so we thank him very much and we want him to be recognized that’s why if you ever need a great attorney that is very passionate and caring and that will fight for you this is the attorney for you blessings ..
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Posted by Yimin | December 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
highly recommend
My wife and daughter had a car accident one year ago. They both were serious injured and our car was completely totaled. The another driver denied her responsibility, even though there was an eyewitness. and she only has limited insurance. Luckily we found Mr. Robert Kopelson through Internet. During my first phone call, Mr. Robert attentively answered all my questions and concerns. After he got more details, he clearly told us what we should do and what would happen. It turned out that everything happened as he said. As our attorney, Robert fought hard for our best interest. He dealt with the car insurance companies, the hospitals and our health insurance company in a professional way. We finally got the results we expected, even better. Robert always answer our questions timely. He is very knowledgeable and willing to share with his clients. When I sent him an email, a response would be there in 2 or 3 hours, never be late than the next morning. I highly recommend Dr. Robert to anyone who needs help regarding personal injury.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advise.
I consulted with Mr.Robert and he always provide a great advise that I was able to make a decision.
Posted by Regina | October 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing
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.
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Posted by Nalin | March 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most helpful lawyer you will find
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.
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Posted by Sean | March 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unparalleled personal injury representation
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!
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Posted by Diane, Southern California | December 22, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful service
Mr. Kopelson had answered a question on AVVO I asked which was the best answer I received, from what I could ascertain, so I called his office to thank him, saying I didn't need to talk to him directly, just to please thank him. I was asked to hold and Mr. Kopelson came on, remembered the question, and then spent time speaking with me regarding the question further, adding information that was incredibly helpful, even though he is not able to be my attorney because of the geographical distance and time frame. I was really amazed that he took so much time to discuss things and educate me. Thank you, Mr. Kopelson!
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2014
Robert is GREAT!!!
11/21/14 - Robert is absolutely wonderful! He went completely out of his way for me and he had no obligation or reason to do so. I can imagine he would provide the highest level of detail and attention to his clients and if I ever have a need(but, let's hope not... just because of the type of law he practices ;-) I would want someone like Robert on my team, I get the sense that he is a fighter (for his clients). In such a short time, I am impresses this this gentleman Thanks much Robert! With kind regards, Cawni
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Posted by Aziza Cloud | May 18, 2014
Straightforwardness and Clarity
Mr. Kopelson answered my question promptly and clearly, and he cited the applicable law, which saved me time. Since my issue was a name change, and this is not his field, he did not write his response in such a way as to imply that his answer was perfect or correct. I'm impressed by that.
Posted by Jacqueline | March 3, 2014
Compassionate
I was at my wits end and caught Mr. Kopelson in his office Swamped! He took the time to Listen to me, Explain, what I Needed to do to be successful in Hopefully winning my case. Note, hopefully. All the while he was honest, compassionate, did not try to rush me off the phone; he spent nearly an hour helping me. I feel equipped to go into battle! I wish I had talked to him first instead of the other .......,who told me to do this alone. I highly recommend this lawyer!
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Posted by Barbara | June 24, 2013
Highly recommend!!!
I needed legal advice from an at fault auto accident. Although Mr. Kopelson wasn't the "right" type of attorney... he was well informed. He didn't leave me hanging, he talked to me quite a while, told me what would probably happen, what I need to do and gave me references. It was a tough conversation to hear.... which is exactly what I needed. I was lost... he guided me. And I thank him very much.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2013
Very knowledgeable. Highly recommend
I met Robert for a at fault auto accident. After talking with him, I felt really good. He is really experienced and gave real life solutions. He also told us what to expect and what to do. Highly recommend for auto accident.
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2012
Most Helpful Attorney on The Net With Sound Advise Knows what he is talking about.
I would hire Mr. Kopelson In a minute . He is very well read and tells you exactly what is you need to know. He has been very helpful on the Net in answering questions I needed to ask. Don't be afraid to hire him or get help from him. He is 5 star.
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2010
Very helpful
He did everything he could to achieve the best outcome for our case. We had the best experience working with him.
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2010
had a very helpful consultation with him
I posted a question and he gave me a very long and proper answer. I called him to ask further questions and he answered everything in a way that anybody can understand. He also gave lots of usefull advice for what to do after an accident and how I need to change my current auto insurance options. If you talk with him for 30 mins, you will be able to understand how nice and thoughtful he is. I'll definitely recommand him for my friends
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Posted by Lori | September 13, 2009
I very highly recommend Mr. Kopelson
I had an extremely difficult case that was made a lot easier to deal with especially emotionally, as Mr. Kopelson dealt with me and also my family in a completely compassionate manner throughout our entire ordeal. He never failed to return my calls and sincerely took his time to explain every tiny detail to me. He listened attentively, was so knowledgeable and I never felt like I had to keep repeating myself which meant a lot especially during that difficult time. He always went the extra mile to give of his time, kept me updated always and made me feel that he truly cared. He spoke to me warmly and genuinely and never "above me". I could feel how dedicated he was about our case - it always showed. That is hard to find in a lawyer who's been practicing as long as he has, I believe. I very highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Barbara | August 16, 2009
A lawyer that cares.
Our case was difficult as it pertained to the wrongful death of a parent. Mr. Kopelson was the first lawyer that we found that was interested in taking the case. He did an absolutely fabulous job. As difficult a time as it was for me, he helped me through it all with caring and concern. Alot of work and alot of time, but in the end it was resolved to everyones satisfaction. I would, and have recommended Mr. Kopelson to friends and family and would recommend him to anyone who wants someone they can trust and know can do a great job.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2009
Personal Injury Trial Lawyer
Mr. Robert Kopelson helps my wife through a very traumatic sexual assault personal injury case. He explained the sobering facts surrounding our case and offered to take the case even though recovering an award would not happen. We did prevail in a civil trial and are trying to find assets from the defendant. Mr. Kopelson did bring us the justice my wife and I so badly needed. We are very thankful for his efforts and kindness during this whole ordeal.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2009
Wrongful Death
First of all, Mr. Kopelson came highly recommended to me by two different friends. He believed in me and was highly dedicated to my case and the outcome. His knowledge and thoroughness is exemplary. He has integrity and dedication all his cases.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-45%

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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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

Education

  • Santa Clara Univ SOL
  • Juris Doctor, Cum laude
  • 1978
  • Northern Illinois Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • Doe
  • 105,000.00
  • Doe
  • 198,000.00
  • Limo fire-San Mateo Bridge
  • multiple 7 figures
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Legislation Review Committee-Auto
  • 2014 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Legislation Review Committee-Liens
  • 2014 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Legislation Review Committee-Premises Liablity
  • 2014 - Present
  • California Dept of Real Estate
  • 1982 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • 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
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Publications

  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Respondeat Rationale
  • 2013
  • CACI Civil Jury Instructions
  • Contributing Attorney
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (154)
Given (133)
Endorse Robert
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and kind in taking his time to assist other attorneys."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I often find myself agreeing with his responses given to questions posted in the Avvo forum. Those who post there can expect nothing more than direct, thoughtful, accurate responses, and Mr. Kopelson delivers. Potential clients would do well to give him serious consideration."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 20
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."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an exceptional attorney who provides clear, accurate, and informative advice. He has proven to be a great member of the Avvo legal community and I endorse him fully."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer has proven to be a tremendous asset to the avvo legal community. Robert answers the questions in the Q&A section of this site accurately and clearly. He will fight hard for you and I recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert Kopelson. He is a fantastic lawyer who handles very complex personal injury cases and effectively represents his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Thoughtful and effective and has the trust of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Other
"If you are looking for a personal injury attorney in the San Jose area I would strongly recommend Mr. Kopelson."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kopelson provides consistently accurate and helpful answers to Avvo Askers. These are qualities a client should look for when looking for a lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kopelson is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who is well versed in law and always provides exceptional service for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Kopelson is a highly skilled lawyer who provides outstanding answers to Avvo users. I fully endorse him."
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San Jose Car accident Lawyer Robert Bruce Kopelson
Robert Bruce Kopelson
Car accident Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 44 years
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