Attorney Kopelman has been an attorney for over 30 years, devoting her practice to criminal defense. For most of that time she worked for the Orange County Public Defender’s Office, first as a Deputy Public Defender and then as an Assistant Public Defender.
While at the public defender’s office Ms. Kopelman worked in every branch court in Orange County as well as at the main court house in Santa Ana. As a result, she has come to know most of the judges and prosecutors in the county. Additionally, she handled many of the office’s most serious cases including sex offenses, gang cases, assaults, violent offense and capital murder cases.
Attorney Kopelman has tried over 100 cases to jury. Ms. Kopelman’s practice is devoted to the AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION of clients charged with misdemeanor and felony cases ranging from driving under the influence to crimes of violence, homicides and sex offenses.
Suffolk University Law School – JD 1985
Boston University – BA Political Science 1981
NAACP/LDF Annual Capital Punishment Training Conference, Aerlie Conference Center (invitation only)
Bryan R. Schechmeister Death Penalty College
CPDA/CACJ Capital Case Defense Seminar
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
National Association for Public Defense
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
California Public Defenders Association
Orange County Bar Association
Orange County Women Lawyers Association
Orange County Jewish Bar Association
California Women Lawyers Association