Michael W. Kopsick


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MICHAEL W. KOPSICK is an associate attorney at GWC, where he works in the firm’s Litigation division.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Clemson University, with minors in Sociology and English Literature, Michael earned his Juris Doctorate at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

While 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 began 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 at a personal injury defense firm. Michael’s experience as a defense attorney has allowed him to gain a valuable perspective from both sides of personal injury litigation. Michael has tried nearly twenty jury trials to verdict as lead chair.

Michael is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. He is an active member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations 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 spending time with 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
  • Chicago Bar Association
Associations & Memberships
  • First Defense Legal Aid
Education History
  • Clemson University
  • The John Marshall Law School


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