Green Bay attorney Edward J. Vopal elected President-Elect of state lawyer group
MADISON, Wis. - Green Bay attorney Edward J. Vopal was elected President-Elect of the Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ) at the organization's Annual Meeting on Dec. 3. Vopal was one of five officers sworn in to serve during 2011. In addition, 33 members of the association's Board of Directors were installed.
As president-elect, Vopal will be the second highest ranking elected officer and a major spokesperson for WAJ.
He is a shareholder at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. and practices in its Green Bay office. He is an attorney with 16 years experience representing plaintiffs in all manner of personal injury cases.
Vopal graduated (cum laude) from Northern Michigan University in 1991 and received his law degree (Senior Honors) from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1994.
Vopal is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Wisconsin, and is licensed in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin (Group and Prepaid Legal Services Committee and Lawyer Regulation Study Committee), the Brown County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice (Board of Governors), the Hon. Robert J. Parins Inns of Court.
He has served on WAJ's Program Committee, the Board of Directors, and is a member of the Executive Committee. He is a past Board Member for the Northern Michigan University Alumni Association. Ed is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist with the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has taught trial advocacy at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. Vopal was recently appointed to serve on the State of Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation's District 14 Committee.
He resides in De Pere, Wisconsin with his wife, Cindy. They have three children.
WAJ is the largest voluntary statewide bar organization in Wisconsin. Members of the Association are attorneys who represent consumers seeking to hold wrongdoers accountable for injuries arising from accidents, malpractice or unsafe products.
The Wisconsin Association for Justice stands with consumers to promote a fair and effective justice system for every citizen, not just the privileged and wealthy.