Edward John Vopal

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Green Bay, WI

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
408 South Monroe Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54305
Phone: 920-437-0900
Fax: 920-437-0910
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Ed Vopal began his career with Habush Habush & Rottier in February 1997, after having practiced law for three years in Green Bay. In 2001, he was elected as a shareholder in the firm. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Wisconsin, and in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. Ed’s legal practice is entirely devoted to representing his clients who are injured or killed in motor vehicle collisions, motorcycle collisions, bicycle accidents, dog attacks/bites, falls, industrial accidents, and various other injury-producing cases.

Ed has achieved numerous recognitions for his trial work. He is Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist with the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has been named to the Wisconsin Super Lawyers List since 2007. He made the Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list in 2020. Ed is included in the American Trial Lawyers Associations Top 100 Trial Lawyers and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for personal injury litigation since 2015. In addition, Ed is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America and a Fellow in the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.

Along with his legal practice, Ed has taught Trial Advocacy courses for over a decade at the University of Wisconsin Law School.  These courses involve law students in their second or third year who have an interest in trial work.

Ed has authored articles and made several presentations and written articles on topics involving trial practice and civil justice. He has given presentations to local schools and driving instruction programs on various topics, including the dangers of drunk driving and distracted driving.

Ed is a past Chair of the District 14 Lawyer Regulation Committee, which operates at the discretion of the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Ed received his undergraduate degree in English, cum laude, from Northern Michigan University in 1991. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 1994, graduating with Senior Honors.  Ed is actively involved in his community. He is a past Board Member for the Northern Michigan University Alumni Association. Ed has served on many committees for his school district. He has coached several youth sports teams.  Ed enjoys spending time with his wife, Cynthia, and their three adult sons. He is an avid Wisconsin Badgers football fan.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents

Selections

15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Edward John Vopal

Admitted: 1994, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://www.habush.com/attorneys/edward-j-vopal/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • The Litigation Counsel of America
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Associations
  • Brown County and American Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Association for Justice (Board of Governors 2010-2013)
  • University of Wisconsin Law School - Adjunct Instructor - Trial Advocacy
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Group and Prepaid Legal Services Committee 2003-2007; Lawyer Regulation Study Committee 2004 – 2007)
  • District 14 Committee of the Office of Lawyer Regulation
  • American Association for Justice, Wisconsin Association for Justice (Board of Directors, 2002-present; President, 2012)
  • Hon. Robert J. Parins Inns of Court

Pro bono/Community Service

  • High School District involvement
  • Past Board Member, Northern Michigan University Alumni Association
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • High School Board and Sports Booster programs

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, A Division of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification - Board Certification in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, 2012-2017
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy - Civil Trial Advocacy certification, 2003-Present

Educational Background

  • Northern Michigan University - Bachelor of Science, English, Cum Laude, with honors, 1991

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presented a lecture entitled, "Protecting Consumers' Rights: Recent Changes to Wisconsin's Automobile Insurance Laws", Faculty, Tort & Technique Seminar, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2010
  • This article reviews and discusses Wisconsin law regarding an insurance agent's duties, responsibilities and potential liabilities to his or her client when securing insurance coverage., Agreements and Special Relationships: Insurance Agents' Duties and Liabilities to Insureds in Wisconsin, The Verdict Spring 2011, Volume 34:2, 2011

Honors/Awards

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Green Bay) , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers® in America, 2018
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Green Bay) , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers® in America, 2021
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Green Bay) , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers® in America, 2020
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Green Bay) , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers® in America, 2019
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Green Bay) , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers® in America, 2016
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Green Bay) , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers® in America, 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • AVVO 10.0 Rating
  • Fellow in the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2019, Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers®
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Green Bay) , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers® in America, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2012

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice (Board Of Governors)
  • Wisconsin Association For Justice (President - 2012)
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Office Location for Edward John Vopal

408 South Monroe Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54305

Phone: 920-437-0900

Fax: 920-437-0910

Last Updated: 6/15/2021

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