rwgMINH C. WAI
Partner
Crown Point, IN
P:219.794.1888
F: 219.794.1892
MCWai@kopkalaw.com
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Minh C. Wai is a seasoned trial attorney with 17 years of extensive experience handling civil litigation matters for corporate clients, insurers, excess carriers, airline entities, and third party administrators in complex litigation. He has handled a variety of cases including commercial and coverage disputes, transportation, aviation, product liability, premise liability, malpractice, catastrophic loss, bad faith litigation, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, and general automobile accidents.

Minh practices regularly in state and federal courts in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. His goal is to always obtain the best possible result for his client through settlement or trial using an aggressive proactive defense. Minh is skilled at determining the value of each case, which has resulted in the vast majority of his cases being resolved under settlement authority. His goal is to convince the opposition of the true value of a case prior to the need for trial.

Minh shared his knowledge of pretrial skills by teaching to second and third year law students at Valparaiso University. He has also taught Employment Law at Keller School of Management and Criminal Justice at Purdue University Calumet.

TRIAL AND CASE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Minh obtained a defense verdict in a three-vehicle rear-end collision where liability was admitted and the plaintiff claimed medical expenses over $50,000.00. The plaintiff sought judgment in excess of $300,000 at trial.
  • Minh settled a complex 27-vehicle pile-up on behalf of a transportation company and its driver. The plaintiff’s initial demand was $15 million based on a traumatic brain injury and burns on 25% of the plaintiff’s body. A thorough investigation and discovery provided a defense that resulted in settlement under $700,000.
  • Minh most recently settled a highly contentious case on behalf of a national garbage disposal company alleged to have run over a boy represented by one of the nation’s premier plaintiff’s personal injury attorneys. The initial demand was $7.5 million, but the case settled on the eve of trial at the low end of the settlement range of the initial settlement evaluation.

ADMISSIONS
Indiana
Illinois
Wisconsin
Northern District of Indiana
Southern District of Indiana
Northern District of Illinois
Eastern District of Wisconsin
Western District of Wisconsin


EDUCATION
Marquette University School of Law, J.D.
Grinnell College, B.A.