Joanna Kopczyk

Associate | Chicago, IL

(312) 219-6900

Joanna Kopczyk is an associate attorney in the Chicago, Illinois office of Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP.  Joanna’s practice focuses on a range of complex litigation and transactional matters, with her core practice centering on commercial, construction, suretyship and insurance disputes. This includes pre-litigation investigation and case analysis, formal litigation including discovery, drafting pleadings, settlement negotiations and case evaluation, mediation, arbitration, motion practice, conducting and defending depositions, and trial. 

Prior to joining the firm, Joanna practiced in a commercial litigation boutique and in the City of Chicago Law Department, Building and License Enforcement Division. During law school, she was a judicial intern at the Illinois First District Court of Appeals and a law clerk at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Civil Appeals Division.

Joanna’s practice includes pro bono work. She drafted and argued a pro bono civil rights appeal in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and volunteers for legal aid clinics in the Chicago area.

  • Best Respondent Brief, 2017 Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, South West

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2017
  • Maryland Institute College of Art, B.F.A., cum laude 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit