“….What I have learned is that it cannot get any better than Lisa Kopelman and her team….To get where we did required true commitment, a tremendous amount of work and real caring. Lisa found the best experts, the best interpreter and presented a great case. I can only attempt to imagine the amount of work that went into the preparation for trial. One thing I do know is that Lisa gave everything she had and everything that was needed.”


“After 2 ½ years of dealing with Lisa Kopelman, I have learned that she is the most dedicated attorney I have ever met or heard of. She is intelligent, thorough, pleasant and determined. To see her during the trial made me realize that she is totally dedicated to her profession. She is the consummate lawyer.”


“…After spending months in a Santa Ana jail i had a late night visitor. She informed me that she was a trial lawyer and that I had an interesting case. From that first visit and during a three-week trial Lisa was a consummate professional. There is no doubt in my mind that the 11 to 1 not guilty verdict was a result of her presentation of the evidence and cross-examination of the "victims" and through her efforts and advise, shortly thereafter, I was a court release. If you have a serious situation I can highly recommend Lisa to provide legal counsel and trial defense if needed.


“I was desperate, hopeless and felt taken advantage of - by the police, the system and my prior attorneys. Then, I was represented by Lisa Kopelman (Assistant Public Defender). She is knowledgeable, experienced and caring. She was able to argue on my behalf and spend time explaining the process and my options. Once I knew my options, I was able to make an informed decision that made me feel confident and secure. I would highly recommend her.”


“As an experienced psychiatrist also trained in law and one who has been involved in many legal matters over the course of twenty five or more years, I have been exposed to the work of numerous attorneys. I have never been quite as impressed as I am with Lisa Kopelman. Of course, the subject case was handled brilliantly with the best possible outcome for the somewhat deranged young defendant. Beyond that, however, were the integrity and sensitivity to more subtle matters displayed by this lawyer. Ms. Kopelman so delicately managed these issues that I was actually touched. I think she demonstrated a rare confluence of honesty, moral fiber, legal competence and consideration of all the dimensions of this matter: justice, the public interest and the human beings involved in something which began as a tragedy and, with Ms. Kopelman’s management, evolved into a hopeful scenario.”

Ronald Shlensky, M.D., J.D.

“I have been interpreting for the deaf in our justice system for thirty years and have worked with a wide variety of legal professionals….From the very first case we worked on together a number of years ago, Lisa always made time to clearly communicate ad establish a rapport with her clients. Lisa was very conscientious to not just establish a rapport, but also to educate herself about the language of signs and deaf culture. I will always recommend others to seek her counsel regarding defendants who are deaf. It is my hope that her input will be highly regarded and she will be the role model that others can look to in order to effectively work with deaf individuals.”

Carol Nickens, American Sign Language Interpreter