Angela Cirina Kopet

Partner / Chattanooga

Angela is Managing Partner 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, Investigating Liability, Fraud, and Case Assessment.

Angela is an active member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). She has been appointed to the Educational Task Force and Live Standards Committee and participates on the Annual Conference Education and Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Committees.  She also was placed on the Executive Council for the School of Leadership and serves as a faculty member in the School of Casualty at CLM’s Claims College.  She received her designation as a Claims Litigation Management Professional from the Litigation Management Institute in 2015 and earned the Certified Claims Professional in Leadership designation in the fall of 2017. She was announced as CLM’s Professional of the Year in the Outside Counsel Category during the Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in 2017.

Besides CLM, Angela is proud to be 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 has 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 was been selected as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and has been a member of the American Society of Legal Advocates -Top 100 Litigation lawyer in the State of Tennessee.

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


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