At the Kopis Law Office, every client is important. Whether I am handling a personal injury claim, workers' compensation claim or a general practice matter.
I strive to provide clients sound legal advice, obtain favorable results and build long lasting relationships. Many of my new clients are the result of referrals from current clients.
I provide personal attention
I provide personal one-on-one attention to all of my clients. I will meet with you at the beginning of your case, listen to your concerns, answer your questions and then outline a legal solution for you. Taking the time to explain the legal process to my clients is important to me. I am flexible in working around your schedule, whether you need evening, weekend, home or hospital appointments.
I am highly responsive
I value clear and open communication with my clients. I promptly return phone calls, keep you informed of the status of your case and take the time to answer any questions you may have during your case.
I offer experienced litigation
I have over 20 years of experience handling civil cases, such as auto accidents, personal injuries, slip and falls, construction injuries, contract disputes, property damage and general negligence. I have litigated these cases both from the perspective of plaintiff and defense. I put my experience litigating claims on both sides to pursue obtaining the best results for you. I can handle these claims through arbitration, mediation or trial. I have handled cases in State and Federal Courts of Illinois and Missouri.
I am here to help you with:
PERSONAL INJURY - WRONGFUL DEATH
-Nursing home negligence
-Slip and falls
WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS
PROPERTY DAMAGE CLAIMS
Attorney Jeffrey Kopis obtains realistic, but favorable results
Once your claim is ready to be resolved, I will sit down with you, evaluate it and provide advice on the best steps to take in obtaining a favorable result. I usually attempt to resolve your claim first through settlement. Should attempts at settlement fail, then I will file your claim and diligently pursue a resolution of your claim at trial. My goal is to obtain the compensation that you deserve in a cost-efficient and timely manner.
Kopis Law Office
1 S. Church St.
Belleville IL 62220
Personal injury claims are brought by individuals who suffer physical or psychological injury directly due to another person's negligence.
I employ a practical, professional approach to ensure that my clients obtain full and fair recovery for their injuries, including damages for their past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. I will work diligently to obtain the best possible recovery for my clients.
Protecting your claim
Illinois law sets limits on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. Consult an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible so your claim is filed within crucial statutory deadlines. By investigating your claim immediately, I help ensure that valuable evidence remains available and witnesses' memories remain fresh.
I am also experienced in handling various types of insurance defense cases on behalf of insured individuals and corporations. I have defended numerous cases on behalf of the insureds of numerous insurance carriers over the years, including cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, premises liability and general negligence. I have defended cases throughout Southern Illinois including St. Clair and Madison Counties as well as St. Louis and St. Louis County.
Personalized legal guidance
Whether plaintiff or defendant, the client's interests are my top priority. I provide personalized legal guidance at every step of your case, updating you on progress and fully informing you about the legal strategy and options available.
I consult with knowledgeable and respected experts to assist with case preparation. I work with these experts to obtain the best possible results through settlement, mediation, arbitration or trial.
Contact the knowledgeable Illinois personal injury law firm
For personal and reliable representation contact my office online or at 618-222-2800. My office is conveniently located in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois. For injured individuals, I can also make arrangements to meet you at your home or at the hospital.
-Nursing Home Negligence
-Slip and Falls
-Property Damage Claims
-Workers' Compensation Claims
-U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1999
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1997
-U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1994
-Illinois and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1992
-J.D., St. Louis University School of Law, 1992
-B.A., University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana, 1986
Associations and memberships
-St. Clair County Bar Association
-Madison County Bar Association
-Illinois Bar Association
-Missouri Bar Association
-Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce
-Belleville Main Street
-Southern District of Illinois
-Central District of Illinois
-Eastern District of Missouri