Tony Hopp is a partner in the firm's Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the firm's Product Liability/Mass Tort Practice Group and Co-Chair of the firm's Manufacturing Sector. He represents clients in complex commercial, environmental and mass tort matters. He has tried cases in Illinois, Mississippi, Georgia and West Virginia and has argued appeals in Illinois, California, New York, and Nebraska. He has represented clients in commercial and environmental cases in 20 states. Tony has handled all phases of single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class action claims. Over the course of his career, Tony has tackled a wide variety of litigation and counseling engagements. His litigation experience includes mass tort matters, CERCLA cases, consumer class actions, insurance coverage disputes including bad faith, unfair competition and Lanham Act claims, trade secret claims, patent claims, actions for violation of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, employment discrimination claims, shareholder derivative claims, dealership termination cases, medical malpractice cases, forcible entry and detainer cases, housing discrimination and zoning litigation. His counseling experience includes risk management and product stewardship issues, product recalls, environmental audits, internal corporate investigations, and local siting of solid waste management facilities.
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Tony is an adjunct faculty member at The University of Illinois College of Law where he teaches a class called Toxic Torts: Theory and Practice. The course is for the Spring 2014 academic term and will provide an overview of toxic tort litigation, focusing on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and various theories of common law liability.
Tony, his wife Kelly, and their three children live in Naperville, Illinois, where he serves as a lector at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, and is President of the Board of Directors of the Brookdale Racquet Club. A lifelong Bears fan, Tony also avidly supports the Fighting Illini, the Dayton Flyers and Chicago White Sox.
Tony has been named a Leading Lawyer for Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Products Liability Defense Law, Toxic Torts Defense Law and Real Estate and Construction Law by the Leading Lawyers Network. Tony has been named a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation by Martindale Hubbell.