brian patrick knoppAttorney Brian Kopp is one of the founding partners of Betras, Kopp & Harshman, LLC and is licensed to practice in Ohio and Florida.   Prior to joining the firm in 1997, Brian served as a federal law clerk to U.S. District Judge Peter C. Economus.  His experience as a federal law clerk laid the foundation for his future court room endeavors.  Following his clerkship, he began to handle various cases with a focus on civil and federal criminal trial work. In 1999, at the age of 29, Attorney Kopp won his first wrongful death verdict in the case Katherine Biles vs. Warren General Hospital.  Subsequently, he began handling increasingly complex civil and criminal matters.

Attorney Kopp became the managing partner of Betras, Kopp & Harshman’s litigation department in 2000.  In that role he is responsible for the preparation and presentation at trial of the firm’s most challenging and complex matters.  He also handles appellate work related to these cases.  Attorney Kopp, with the able assistance of his staff, has argued cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit as well as Ohio’s Seventh and Eleventh District Courts of Appeals. He  has also been admitted pro hac vice for litigation purposes in Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California and Florida.

 Areas of Practice:
Civil Litigation
Personal Injury
Medical Malpractice
Wrongful Death
Sports Law

Education:
Juris Doctor - Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, 1995
Honors: Joint Program, Capital University School of Law Ohio University, 1996
Honors: Joint Program, Ohio University’s School of Sports Administration
Major:  Sports Administration
Major:  Facility ManagementBethany College, 1992
Bachelor of Science - Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude

Honors and Awards:
“Trial Lawyer of the Year”, Mahoning-Trumbull Counties Academy of Trial LawyersOne of the Largest Verdicts in the History of Mahoning County, Featured in Lawyers Weekly

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
Ohio Bar Association
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
American Association for Justice
Mahoning-Trumbull Counties Academy of Trial Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities:
DeBartolo Sports & Entertainment, Inc (DSE)Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America

Call Today: 800.457.2889

Michael Harshman, Esq.
6320 Venture Drive, Suite 104
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
mike@mikeharshman.com

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