Michael J. Czopkiewicz Associate mczopkiewicz@bclawllc.com 312-447-3211

Michael concentrates his practice in general civil litigation, focusing on medical malpractice defense and torts. Prior to joining Barker, Castro, Kuban & Steinback LLC, Michael gained valuable litigation and trial experience in his role as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Beginning in the Criminal Appeals Division, Michael spent significant time researching and writing response briefs. From there, Michael worked in the First Municipal Division where he litigated pre- and post-trial motions, bench trials, and a jury trial. In 2017, Michael transitioned to the Child Protection Division where he was exposed to working with health care providers and the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services. He finished his career as a prosecutor in the Juvenile Justice Division where he prosecuted to trial verdict cases with a variety of felony charges, including a jury trial victory.

In 2015, Michael received his J.D. with a Certificate in Trial Advocacy from The John Marshall Law School. While in law school, Michael served as a member and staff editor for the John Marshall Law Review and also served as the Presiding Barrister for the Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution Honors Council. He previously externed with The Honorable Arnette R. Hubbard in the Law Jury Section of the Law Division. He earned a B.S. in Psychology from the Illinois State University in 2012. Michael is currently a member of The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC).

Michael concentrates his practice in general civil litigation, focusing on medical malpractice defense and torts. Prior to joining Barker, Castro, Kuban & Steinback LLC, Michael gained valuable litigation and trial experience in his role as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Beginning in the Criminal Appeals Division, Michael spent significant time researching and writing response briefs. From there, Michael worked in the First Municipal Division where he litigated pre- and post-trial motions, bench trials, and a jury trial. In 2017, Michael transitioned to the Child Protection Division where he was exposed to working with health care providers and the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services. He finished his career as a prosecutor in the Juvenile Justice Division where he prosecuted to trial verdict cases with a variety of felony charges, including a jury trial victory.

In 2015, Michael received his J.D. with a Certificate in Trial Advocacy from The John Marshall Law School. While in law school, Michael served as a member and staff editor for the John Marshall Law Review and also served as the Presiding Barrister for the Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution Honors Council. He previously externed with The Honorable Arnette R. Hubbard in the Law Jury Section of the Law Division. He earned a B.S. in Psychology from the Illinois State University in 2012. Michael is currently a member of The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC).

  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D. with a Certificate in Trial Advocacy (2015)
  • Illinois State University, B.S. Psychology (2012)
  • Illinois (2015)