Adam C. Konopka



Adam is a first generation United States citizen whose parents emigrated from Poland to Chicago in the 1970s. He and his two sisters are proud to be the first generation in their family to attend college. They all credit their respective successes to the example of courage, hard work and dedication their parents provided. Now married with a young daughter, Adam combines his education, legal expertise and work ethic to zealously, intelligently and effectively represent his clients.


He received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental GeoScience from Michigan State University in May 2007. He received Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in May 2013. He was admitted to Illinois State Bar in 2013, the General Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 2014, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in 2017.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury, subrogation defense, insurance coverage, insurance defense and commercial litigation.

Additional Spoken Languages

Fluent in Polish



    Broker Liability Post Sperl v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (2012)

    Bigger the Better: Defense Attorney Takes on the Biggest Cases (2012)

    $18.5 Million Settlement in “Transformers” Accident (2012)

    $64 Million Dollar Verdict in Bayer v. Panduit Corporation (2012)

    Update to: $64 Million Dollar Verdict in Bayer v. Panduit Corporation (2013)

    Illinois Appellate Court Decision Weighs in on Unavoidable Collision Doctrine, Prior Bad Acts Evidence & Careful Habits Jury Instructions (2013)


    Cell Phones, Texting and the Emerging Law (2012)

    Livery Claims and Litigation: The Unique Exposures and Strategies Involved with Transporting People (2012)

    Broker/Shipper Liability (2013)

    Ethics in Good Faith Claim Handling (2014)

    Minor Impact Cases (2014)

    Defending the Low Impact Case - Beware of Hidden Exposure (2015)

    Defending the "Ballooned Risk" Claim (2015)

    Preparing for the Deposition of a Corporate Representative (2017)

    The Empathic Approach (2018)

    Surviving Armageddon: How to Manage the Worst Case of Your Career (2019)

    Confronting the Reptile Theory at Trial: A Practical Application of Motions in Limine (2019)


    Village of Niles Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee

    Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)

    Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

    Chicago Bar Association (Corporate Practice, Insurance Coverage and Tort Litigation Committees)

    American Bar Association

    Advocates Society (Committee Chairperson)

    National Advocates Society

    The Chicago Society of the Polish National Alliance (Board of Directors)

    DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar (Trucking Law Committee)

    Chicago Society Foundation (General Counsel)

Conferences/Seminars Attended

    American College of Transportation Attorneys (ACTA) 2012 Conference

    ACTA 2013 Conference

    Trucking Boot Camp for Claims Professional (2014)

    ACTA 2014 Conference

    Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) 2014 Annual Industy Seminar

    National Advocates Society (NAS) 2015 Annual Conference

    ACTA 2015 Conference

    TIDA 2015 Annual Industry Seminar

    ACTA 2017 Conference

    TIDA 2017 Annual Industry Seminar

    Trucking Boot Camp 2018

    DRI 2018 – Turning the Tables on Plaintiffs in Trucking Litigation

    ACTA 2018 Conference

    TIDA 2018 Annual Industry Seminar

    American Bar Association (ABA) Transportation Megaconference XIV – 2019

    Trucking Boot Camp 2019

    ACTA 2019 Conference

    TIDA 2019 Annual Industry Seminar