Joel M. Koppenhoefer

Associate - Chicago Office
Direct Dial - (312) 327-1943
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Joel M. Koppenhoefer

Mr. Koppenhoefer represents clients in a wide range of matters, focusing on healthcare, professional liability, intellectual property and commercial litigation. Both as a trial and appellate lawyer, Joel has substantial experience with the prosecution and defense of multi-million dollar and other high stakes litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Significant Decisions

Kaszuba v. Ghosh, et al., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Case No.  11 C 7631, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103900 (2013), obtained summary judgment on behalf of medical director of prison in inmate’s civil rights action predicated upon alleged deliberate indifference to serious medical need.

M.E.P.CAD v. SimplexGrinnell, Clark County, Nevada District Court, Case No. A569111, part of team that obtained a $12M jury verdict on behalf of a software developer in a breach of contract matter concerning custom-designed computer-aided-drafting software.

Hicks v. Dhere et al., Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court, Case No. 10 L 3767, obtained summary judgment on behalf of hospital and employed physicians in medical malpractice action where patient alleged undiagnosed infection with resultant hearing loss.

Anderson v. Donnelly et al., Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court, Case No. 06 L 12696, obtained summary judgment on behalf of surgeon and employer in medical malpractice action where patient alleged negligent performance of mastectomy.

Sykes v. Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce & Industry, et al., Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court, Case No. 00 L 012283, successfully defended million-dollar defamation suit at jury trial.

Kopczick v. Hobart Corp., Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District, Case No. 3-98-0465, 721 N.E.2d 769 (1999), successfully appealed a $20M product liability damages award on behalf of commercial kitchen product manufacturer.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Chicago Bar Association
    • International Law Committee
    • Tort Litigation Committee
    • Civil Rights & Constitutional Law Committee
    • Health Care Law Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild