In Community Involvement
First Defense Legal Aid

Judge Timothy Evans (L); Michael W. Kopsick

On May 5, 2017, GWC Injury Lawyers attorney Michael W. Kopsick accepted a volunteer service award from First Defense Legal Aid, a Chicago nonprofit organization fighting to assist arrestees in accessing legal representation at critical moments during their arrests.

Chief Judge of Cook County Timothy Evans was present and greeted Mr. Kopsick. Judge Evans was instrumental in teaming up the Cook County Public Defenders’ Office with First Defense Legal Aid and ensuring contact information for both organizations is available to everyone arrested in Cook County.

Mr. Kopsick works in personal injury law at GWC, but he has also long been passionate about clients’ rights and criminal procedure.