Anthony Hopp is an experienced trial lawyer who represents clients in complex commercial, environmental, and mass tort matters. Tony handles all phases of single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class action claims, and has tried multiple cases to verdict in state and federal courts. He has also argued and won appeals in Illinois, California, New York, Nebraska, and the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Some of these matters include defeating class certification for medical monitoring after a multi-day evidentiary hearing, obtaining defense verdicts on medical monitoring claims in a subsequent jury trial, securing defense verdicts in five TCE groundwater contamination claims after a three week jury trial, negotiating a favorable settlement after a two week class action trial involving TCE groundwater contamination, and obtaining multiple preliminary injunctions in cases involving Lanham Act violations, trade secret claims, and breaches of post-employment restrictive covenants.
Over the course of his career, Tony has handled 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.
Tony has been on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) since 2006. In 2005, he received the LCBH Volunteer of the Year award. Starting in 2009, he served as president of the Board of Directors for five years.
- Member of the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) Science and Technology Committee
- International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
- J.D., University of Illinois, 1988, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
- B.A., University of Illinois, 1984, summa cum laude, Bronze Tablet, English Literature
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