Attorney Kevin M. Collopy

Personal Injury Lawyer in Chicago

Kevin Collopy

Kevin M. Collopy, one of the principal attorneys of Drake & Collopy, P.C., has dedicated his legal career to representing injury and accident victims of all types. He has successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of clients in personal injury, workers' compensation, wrongful death, medical and dental malpractice, construction negligence, animal attack, dram shop, and products liability cases. He has concentrated his practice on the representation of personal injury and workers' compensation clients since joining Drake & Collopy, P.C. in early 1999.

Mr. Collopy was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. He moved to Chicago to attend undergraduate studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he obtained a degree in aerospace engineering. Subsequently, he worked as a design engineer on a U.S. government cruise missile project as well as on commercial aircraft structures for General Dynamics in San Diego, California. He subsequently returned to Chicago and worked as a mechanical engineer while attending law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law. After being admitted to the bar, he joined Paul I. Drake in his law practice. His technical training and experience have been invaluable throughout his career in analyzing the complex legal and technical issues that often accompany personal injury cases. He currently resides in the Wicker Park area of Chicago.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal injury
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Aviation accidents
  • Premises liability / slip and fall
  • Animal attack
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Workers' compensation
  • Medical and dental malpractice
  • Wrongful death
  • Products liability
  • Dram shop (liquor establishment liability)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1998

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
    Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.), 1998
    Honors: Graduation with Honors
    CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Antitrust and Copyright Law
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
    Degree: B.S. in Aerospace Engineering
    Honors: Graduation with High Honors
    Presidential Leadership Scholarship

Bar Association Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
    Tort Law and Workers' Compensation Sections
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • American Bar Association

Other Legal Organizations / Activities

  • Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Center, Chicago, Illinois
    Certified Arbitrator in Circuit Court Mandatory Arbitration Program, 1/07 to present

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