Michael W. Kopsick


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Michael Kopsick’s undergraduate degree is from Clemson University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with minors in Sociology and English Literature. After Clemson, Michael attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

At John Marshall, Michael was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program, where he competed and excelled in mock trial tournaments. Michael’s work experience during law school started in the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, and ended in the Cook County Public Defender’s Office where he was Rule-711 certified, and participated in several drug trials in the Felony Division.

Before joining GWC, Michael worked in a personal injury defense firm, where he was lead chair in over a dozen jury trials and many bench trials. Michael takes pride in his trial results, and tirelessly works to improve his courtroom skills.

Michael’s inspiration to become an attorney is largely derived from his father, an attorney in Lake County for over 30 years. Michael takes after his father, who is a fearless litigator with a passion for law and an unparalleled competitive spirit.

Michael is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is an active member of the Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and a volunteer attorney for First Defense Legal Aid, where he donates his time to help inform arrestees of their constitutional rights while in custody in Chicago jails. While not practicing law, Michael enjoys watching his Clemson Tigers play football (Go Tigers!) and being around friends and family. On the weekends, you can find Michael on the golf course, always working on his game.

Bar Admissions
  • Illinois State Bar Association
Associations & Memberships
  • Chicago Bar Association
Education History
  • Clemson University
  • John Marshall Law School


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