Charles F. Albrecht currently handles cases in auto litigation, UM/UIM, construction, commercial transportation, wrongful death, employment law, premises liability, product liability, and subrogation. Before joining Kopka Pinkus Dolin, Charles represented multi-employer benefit funds in ERISA litigation, where he focused on employment law and subrogation matters.
Graduating from Valparaiso University School of Law, Charles earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University—Kelley School of Business. Throughout law school, Charles clerked for the Honorable Richard Stalbrink in LaPorte County Superior Court. He also participated in the International Moot Court Society—Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition in Oxford, England.
- Lake County Bar Association
- International Moot Court Society-The Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition, Oxford, England
- “Should You Consider a Nurse Practitioner as an Expert?” (September 2017)
- “Indiana Supreme Court Rejects Claim for Sports Injury“ (March 2017)
In a recent Northwest Indiana jury trial, Charles assisted in achieving a defense verdict in Federal Court. He and Partner Thomas Ehrhardt defended a prominent transportation company against a woman who sustained massive injuries, including facial and dental reconstruction, with medical damages exceeding $240,000 when a truck hit the disabled car in which she was a passenger. The plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury for $2,200,000; the pre-trial offer was $50,000.
Charles was instrumental in obtaining a defense verdict in a case alleging two wrongful death claims arising out of a propane gas explosion. Our firm represented a propane gas supplier and HVAC repair service company. The plaintiffs were the estates of the two decedents. The allegations were improper installation, servicing, and maintenance of the propane gas system and negligent repair of the furnace. Plaintiffs’ counsel requested $2,000,000 from the jury for their verdict request.