clgCHERYL L. GARCIA
Senior Attorney
Chicago, IL
P: 312.782.9920
F: 312.782.9965
clgarcia@kopkalaw.com
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Cheryl L. Garcia has over 10 years of experience practicing law.  She focuses her practice in civil litigation, defending clients in premises liability, automobile and construction litigation. 

Cheryl has defended numerous asbestos related toxic tort claims on behalf of automobile manufacturers, served as legal counsel for school districts, represented small business owners regarding employment matters and practiced intellectual property law, with an emphasis on prosecuting and protecting domestic and international trademarks and copyrights.  She has obtained many successful summary judgment motions on automobile cases.

Throughout Cheryl’s time at Kopka Pinkus Dolin, she has worked with partner, Joel Groenewold, representing large commercial clients including office buildings, malls, commercial landlords, construction companies, national retail chains, and national automobile auction houses.

Cheryl excels at taking an artful approach to her practice.  She is known for her superb ability to research when it comes to building a case.   Her clients often report a unique experience when working with Cheryl.  She empathizes with their current situation and is able to reach out to them in a way that brings the relief that comes from knowing someone is in your corner.  Cheryl makes engaging with her clients a high priority, and they frequently comment on her strong level of commitment to their needs.

CASE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cheryl was successful in a recent insurance defense case wherein the property owner was sued by the condominium association for damages to a rental unit due to smoke from a fire.  Cheryl counseled her client, who was extremely apprehensive before having to appear in a hearing before the board, and helped put her mind at ease.  The case was completely dismissed with zero liability.

 ADMISSIONS
Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

EDUCATION
DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
Nothern Illinois University
, B.A.