Richard Kopelman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Kopelman Sitton Law Group, LLC
 | 3405 Piedmont Road, N.E., Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-351-5900
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Environmental Litigation (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%)
Attorney Profile

Richard Kopelman is a dedicated attorney who has successfully represented clients in the Atlanta, Georgia, area for decades. As co-founder of Kopelman Sitton Law Group, LLC, Mr. Kopelman provides dedicated and compassionate representation to victims and their families in cases of wrongful death, serious personal injury, toxic exposure and other difficult matters.

After graduating with honors from Washington and Lee University in 1984, and from the University of Georgia School of Law three years later, Mr. Kopelman began practicing law in the state of Georgia in 1987. With decades of experience behind him, he now handles a wide range of cases, including individual client matters, mass tort and multidistrict litigation on both local and national levels.

In recognition of his high level of ethics and exceptional legal skills, Mr. Kopelman received a rating of "AV Preeminent"* from Martindale-Hubbell's peer review service. He also enjoys a 10.0 "Superb" rating from the attorney review service Avvo. In addition, Mr. Kopelman has been admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization exclusively for attorneys who have successfully secured verdicts and settlements of at least $1 million on behalf of their clients.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Kopelman acts as president of the agency Klass Sports, LLC, where he helps negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts for a number of professional football players. He has also been involved in representing athletes who have suffered mental, physical and emotional complications as the result of concussions and brain injuries sustained during their NFL careers.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Environmental Litigation (70%)

Personal Injury - General (20%)

Entertainment & Sports (10%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017

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About Richard Kopelman

Admitted: 1987, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.kopelmansitton.com/our-team/richard-kopelman-atto...

Honors and Awards:

  • National Member of The Order of Barristers
  • Best Oral Advocate
  • National Moot Court Competition, First in the Southeast Region
  • State’s “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend magazine
  • Top Attorneys In Georgia” by Atlanta Magazine
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor (NFL Player Agent)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Georgia , 1987
  • President of KLASS-SPORTS, LLC
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Riverside Traffic/Safety Chair, 2014
  • Ridgeview Charter School Governance Board, 2014
  • Serves the Board of Junior Raider Lacrosse, Inc.

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Educational Background:

  • Washington and Lee University in 1984, With honors

Industry Groups

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Office Location for Richard Kopelman

    3405 Piedmont Road, N.E.
    Suite 500
    Atlanta, GA 30305

    Phone: 404-351-5900

     

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