Gary R. Chopp
Partner - Michigan Office
Office: (248) 203-2761
Fax: (248) 593-5808
“The universe of causes of loss, property that is damaged, and victims who suffer loss often make up intriguing factual situations. The subrogation attorney must be (and has the luxury of being) creative in applying legal theories to recover for wrongfully damaged or destroyed property. There are not many areas of the law made up of such ingredients.”
Gary Chopp has been practicing law since 1981 and focuses on litigating subrogation cases and first-party property insurance disputes around the country. Mr. Chopp is a former Oakland County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. In that capacity, he represented the people of the State of Michigan in prosecuting those accused of having committed major crimes against persons and property. He has drawn upon his extensive trial experience to litigate insurance disputes through trial and arbitration. Since 1987, he has tried subrogation cases and first-party property insurance cases (including arson and fraud).
“I primarily spend my spare time with my family, especially our newest addition, Astrid Victoria, who is now three years old. Other less tiring and demanding interests include spending time in the outdoors of Michigan’s Upper Penninsula, shooting firearms, reading, and representing battered women pro bono in court.”
Education: Grand Valley State University (B.S., 1976); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1981).
Admitted: 1981, Michigan.
Bar Association Membership: State Bar of Michigan.
Biography: Recipient, alumni Association Distinguished Student Award, 1981; Member, Inaugural Law Review, 1980-1981; Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Oakland County, Michigan, 1981-1987; CPCU student, Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of AV.
Mr. Chopp is currently on medical leave from the firm.