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Brian C. Hoppe

Brian C. Hoppe


IL – Chicago
T: 312.781.6565 | F: 312.781.6630


Brian’s vast legal experience spans all aspects of civil litigation defense. He handles various personal injury claims involving auto accidents, premises liability, FELA claims and other general torts, with specific focus on insurance coverage, subrogation matters, and labor and employment law matters.

Brian served as general counsel for Illinois municipalities managing litigation and counseling clients regarding employment decisions, policy-making collective bargaining matters, contracts and grievance arbitrations. Brian successfully defended claims filed with the Illinois Department of Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Federal District Court under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination Employment Act and claims arising from other constitutional violations under 42 U.S.C. §1983.


  • Obtained summary judgment after Plaintiff sustained injuries while walking through our security services client’s checkpoint; after the Court denied our motion for summary judgment, our Defense attorneys’ moved for reconsideration on grounds that the Court misapplied the law, and the Court reversed its prior ruling that our client’s metal detector was defective.
  • Successfully defended an elevator, escalator and moving walkway manufacturer and maintenance provider, as well as a local mall and its property manager, in a trip and fall action where plaintiff fell while using a non-operational escalator as a stairwell and sustained a permanent injury; the Circuit Court of Cook County found that the non-operational escalator was an open and obvious condition, and granted summary judgment in favor of defendants.