Attorney Richard Kopelman is a partner with the Kopelman Sitton Law Group, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. Nationally recognized as a preeminent trial lawyer, Mr. Kopelman focuses his practice primarily on individual personal injury and wrongful death claims for clients throughout Georgia as well as mass torts and multi-district litigation cases across the country.
In addition, he has considerable experience assisting homeowners and businesses with insurance coverage issues regarding sewage back-ups, storm water damage and other catastrophes. Moreover, Mr. Kopelman is the president of KLASS-Sports, LLC, where he serves as NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, and he has negotiated numerous multimillion-dollar contracts for professional football players around the nation.
Through his personal injury practice, Mr. Kopelman has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients, earning his membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. A former insurance defense attorney, he understands the tactics insurance companies use to reduce or deny claims to those in need, which enables him to devise the most effective strategies possible to help them recover the full amount of compensation and benefits they deserve.
In recognition of his exemplary professionalism, high ethical standards and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Kopelman has earned an AV Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and a Legal Elite designation from Georgia Trend Magazine. Moreover, Atlanta Magazine selected him for inclusion into the list of Top Attorneys in Georgia, and he has received Superb client ratings on Avvo.
A 1984 graduate of Washington and Lee University, Mr. Kopelman obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1987, graduating Order of the Barristers. While in law school, he participated in several National Moot Court Competitions, where his team placed first in the Southeast Region, and Mr. Kopelman earned Best Oral Advocate.
He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Atlanta and DeKalb County Bar Associations, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, among his other professional affiliations. He has also maintained heavy involvement with NFL Concussion Litigation, where he has represented the families of several former NFL players who died from or suffered devastating effects of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.