Angela Cirina Kopet

Of Counsel / Chattanooga

Angela is Managing Attorney of the Chattanooga office.  She has practiced in the area of general liability defense and insurance coverage since 1995.   She successfully defends corporations, insurers and insureds in a wide variety of litigation matters in local and appellate courts throughout Georgia and Tennessee as well as federal courts in both states. She is also licensed in Washington D.C.

Before being recruited to Carlock Copeland, Angela chaired the general liability department of a regional insurance defense firm and served as staff counsel for an automobile insurance carrier. She is a frequent speaker at various seminars and events and travels nationally to train her clients in various insurance and defense related topics including: Material Misrepresentation, Negotiations, Ethics, Subrogation, Examinations Under Oath, Comparative Negligence, Investigating Liability, Fraud, and Case Assessment.

Angela is a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance. She has been appointed to the Live Standards Committee and participates on the Annual Conference Education Committee and Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Committee .  She also serves as a faculty member at Claims College where she teaches in the School of Casualty and School of Leadership.  She received her designation as a Claims Litigation Management Professional from the Litigation Management Institute in 2015.  She was announced as the CLM Professional of the Year in the Outside Counsel Category for 2017 and earned the Certified Claims Professional in Leadership designation, fall of 2017.

Angela is a Senior Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a Trial Lawyer Honorary Society; open to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. She has been inducted into the Order of Juris for recognition of her trial experience, and she was inducted into the Order of Certus for her appellate work. She is a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Angela has also been selected as a member of the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association and is a Charter Member of the Insurance Institute of America.  She is a former Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Automobile Committee and former President of the Southeast Legal Association of Women.

Angela holds an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell. Less than 5% of women lawyers have been recognized with this rating. She has also received the highest AVVO rating available.  She has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Angela also is a member of the “American Society of legal Advocates.” (ASLA)

Angela has been named a Top Rated Lawyer in Georgia; Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law; Top Rated Lawyer in Tennessee; Top 100 Litigation lawyer in the State of Tennessee and, a Top Lawyer of the Low Country. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow through Rotary International.


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