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CSVL Announces Attorneys Elevated to Partner in 2019

Copeland Stair Valz & Lovell, LLP is pleased to announce three attorneys, across as many offices have been elevated to partner effective January 1, 2019. We congratulate each of them for this achievement and couldn’t be prouder of the manner in which they have distinguished themselves, both in the courtroom and within the community.

Stephen J. Cohen, of our Atlanta office, received his J.D. from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, his M.P.A. from the University of Georgia and his B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Prior to practicing law, Steve was a police officer, and then a claims adjuster at a commercial automobile insurer.  Both professions afforded him invaluable experience and a unique perspective in his thriving trucking and transportation litigation practice with CSVL.

Angela Cirina Kopet opened CSVL’s Chattanooga, TN office in 2014 and has managed the office since its inception.  Angela practices primarily general liability, transportation and insurance coverage litigation, and is licensed in Georgia, Tennessee and Washington D.C.  She is heavily involved with the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), serving on several committees, the Educational Task Force, and was named The CLM Professional of the Year in the Outside Counsel Category in 2017.  She was appointed to the Executive Council for the School of Leadership and remains a faculty member in the School of Casualty within CLM’s Claims College.  Angela is Martindale –Hubbell  AV Preeminent rated, awarded Top 100 Litigation lawyer in the State of Tennessee, and honored with a Senior Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America, a Trial Lawyer Honorary Society where she was inducted into the Order of Juris and Order of Certus for her trial and appellate work.  Angela earned her B.A. from Fairfield University, her M.B.A. from Widener University and her J.D. from Delaware Law School.

Kristen K. Thompson, in the CSCL Charleston office, started her career with the firm in 2012 upon graduating law school. Kristen focuses her practice primarily in medical malpractice and general liability litigation and has impressive experience developing litigation strategies and writing persuasive briefs and motions in defense of her clients.  Kristen is the current Vice President of the Susan G. Komen Lowcountry Affiliate’s Board of Directors and a former Roper St. Francis Foundation Fellow.