JOSEPH D. ZOPOLSKY

Mr. Zopolsky has represented clients in civil litigation matters in State and Federal Courts throughout Texas, in Colorado, and in Oklahoma, and is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  His areas of concentration include business litigation, professional liability, trucking and transportation claims, premises liability, catastrophic and personal injury, bad faith insurance practices, insurance defense, employment, construction defect litigation, products liability, and mediation.  Mr. Zopolsky has also been recognized over the course of his career by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, and Corporate Counsel as a “Top Rated Lawyer,” the Texas Lawyer as a “Top Attorney of Texas,” and The Dallas Morning News as a “Texas Legal Leader.”

 

- PRACTICES

Litigation

 

- SPEECHES and PUBLICATIONS

Implementing the FTAA, Currents: The International Trade Law Journal, Winter 2000

Statutory Defenses Available to Utilities, Corporate Counsel Review, November 2001

HIV-Infected Healthcare Workers and Practice Modification, North Dakota Law Review, Vol. 78, 2002

Censorship on the Internet, Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology, May 2003

Utilities Regulation, Buffalo Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1, Fall 2004

Limitations of Liability Provisions in Utility Tariffs Against the Backdrop of Deregulation, Federation of Work Defense & Corporate Counsel Quarterly, Spring 2006

Don't Get Burned on the Hot Seat! Pitfalls to be avoided during the deposition process, April 2011 (speech)

After Haygood: Handling Claims Involving Reduced Healthcare Charges, September 2011 (speech)

Avoiding Landmines in the Appraisal Process, February 2012 (speech)

Valuation Disputes in Claims, May 2015 (speech)

Texas Non-Subscription, ERISA, and Arbitration, June 2015 (speech)

Claim Defenses for Texas Non-Subscribers, March 2016 (speech)

Claims Handling Do’s & Don’ts, April 2016 (speech)

Practical Professionalism, April 2016 (speech)

Case Valuation and Strategy: Drivers of Value and Defenses in Personal Injury Cases, April 2017 (speech)

Defending High Specials in a Questionable Causation Lawsuit, April 2017 (speech)

 

- EDUCATION

Emory University (B.A. 1996)

South Texas College of Law (J.D. 2001)

Texas Tech University (M.B.A. 2008)

 

- AFFILIATIONS

American Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Oklahoma

State Bar of Colorado

College of the State Bar of Texas

Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Inc.

Oklahoma Bar Foundation

Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

Defense Research Institute

Loss Executive Association

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

St. Mark’s School of Texas Alumni Board

 

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