Born 1954. Mr. Kopstein graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center with the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1979. He was admitted to practice in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He is a Fellow of the National College of Advocacy.
Mr. Kopstein served as the President of the Maryland Association for Justice and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Maryland Association for Justice, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Prince George’s County Bar Association, and the Fairfax Bar Association. Mr. Kopstein is a contributing author of the book “Transfusion Associated AIDS,” published in 1995, and has written various articles published in TRIAL Magazine. In December 2006, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma repeatedly cited one of Mr. Kopstein’s articles in support of its decision in Zeier v. Zimmer, Inc., striking down that state’s medical malpractice certification statute. He has extensive experience handling state and federal appeals. Mr. Kopstein litigated numerous complex personal injury, business, and insurance cases in Virginia, Maryland, D.C., and elsewhere.
In 2004, Mr. Kopstein was honored by Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court and the others for his participation in Trial Lawyers Care, an organization that provided free legal services to victims of the September 11th attacks. In 2007, 2010, and 2011, Mr. Kopstein was recognized by The Virginia Lawyers Weekly for having obtained one of the twenty largest verdicts in that state during each of those years.