Established in 1987, Kopka Pinkus Dolin is a regional law firm dedicated to the defense of litigated matters on behalf of corporations and insurance companies. Exceeding our clients’ expectations is at the core of our practice in bankruptcy, commercial litigation, construction, fraud/SIU, governmental entities, product liability, professional liability, restaurant & retail, excess coverage, toxic tort & environmental liability, transportation & railroad, and workers’ compensation, among others. Our client base includes over eighty insurance carriers, including the nation’s leading commercial insurers, over one hundred self-insured companies and numerous third-party administrators.

With five offices throughout Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, we maintain strong local roots unique to each state, but we all share the same philosophy of delivering excellent service and superior responsiveness to our clients. The centralized structure of our multi-state partnership combines the advantages of extensive resources, expertise and technology along with our focus on providing personalized “concierge” service to each of our clients. Our success stems from our integrity in placing our clients’ interests above those of the law firm.

As a litigation defense practice, we recognize that the highest cost of a claim can be the legal fees. We believe these fees can and must be contained and balanced against the results achieved and the indemnity dollars saved. Therefore, we conserve litigation expense whenever possible. Cases are assigned to lawyers by experience and specialty at a level consistent with the complexity of the case.

Upon receiving an assignment, our attorneys promptly develop a case plan and a budget together with the client, which may include tasks for paralegals, outside investigators, adjusters and the client. We do not bill for legal research unless we obtain our client’s advance approval. We always send our client the brief, motion or memorandum with the research results. Our success in resolving cases stems from prompt evaluation and timely, aggressive lawyering. You will also notice that our billing statements come to you with meaningful detail, and with prior approval on activities and expenses. What we believe is unique about our firm is that we are large enough to serve the needs of diverse clients, yet small enough to maintain close partner supervision and build a personal rapport with each client resulting in long-term relationships.


  • 2012 Go-To Law Firms at the Top 500 Companies (American Lawyer Media)
  • Martindale Hubbell – AV Ratings
  • Super Lawyers
  • Leaders in the Law – Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Who’s Who in Northern Indiana
  • Top Lawyers for Detroit Business
  • Michigan’s Largest Law Firms Directory – Michigan Lawyers Weekly

  • Co-Founders and President of the National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Board of Directors of the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Institute (IWCI)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Board of Directors of the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA)
  • Vice President of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII)
  • Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Trial Counsel of America
  • Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
  • Vice President Elect, Indiana Chapter of National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII)