Lupo & Koczkur, P.C. located in Grosse Pointe, MI handles a broad range of matters including litigating complex, high-exposure cases, comprehensive pre-and post-suit investigation and claims handling, arbitrating liability claims, and giving insurance coverage opinions. The attorneys represent numerous major corporations and insurance companies. At Lupo & Koczkur they are committed to emphasizing cost-control on every case handled. Their intention is to be at the forefront of technology, creativity and innovation in the practice, offering tailored services and skills to the desires and changing needs of their clients.
Paul S. Koczkur is a Senior partner at Lupo & Koczkur, P.C. He specializes in defense litigation. Mr. Koczkur’s practice is concentrated in complex, high exposure cases involving products liability, fire & property damage, premises liability, insurance issues, employment law, sports & equine law and financial/transactional/mortgage related issues. Mr. Koczkur is licensed in both Michigan and Ohio and has also been lead counsel in litigation cases in California, Indiana and in West Virginia.
Mr. Koczkur has tried to a conclusion and won brain damage, quadriplegia and death cases in Wayne County Circuit Court and amputation cases in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, among many other successful trials. Lupo & Koczkur, P.C. has represented numerous major corporations and insurance companies including Anheuser-Busch, Motorola Inc, Citgo Petroleum, Ace Usa, Countrywide Home Loans, Balboa Insurance Company, Auto-Owners insurance, michigan Millers mutual Insurance Company, Fitness International, LLC (LA Fitness), Bally Total Fitness Corporation, Toys “R” Us, ESIS, Inc., and equity Residential properties.
Prior to joining the firm of Lupo & Koczkur, P.C. he was a partner at the firm Harvey, Kruse, Westen & Milan, P.C., Troy, Michigan, a Prehearing attorney and clerk to Judge Vincent Brennan with the Michigan Court of Appeals, Detroit, Michigan, and Clerk to Administrative Judge William E. Koney with Michigan Tax Tribunal, Detroit, Michigan.
Mr. Koczkur received his Juris Doctor Cum Laude from the Detroit College of Law, participated in the Detroit College of Law Moot Court – top ten oralist Graduated in top quartile of class 1979, B.A. in English/Communications Summa Cum Laude from the Detroit Institute of Technology, 1976 and obtained a Business Administration degree from St. Clair College, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 1973.
He has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan since 1979, State Bar of Ohio, Detroit Bar Association, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Oakland County Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee (1993-1996), Midwest Environmental Claims Association (MECA) Midwest Environmental Trial Attorneys Association (METLA) (Secretary and Treasurer, 1994 & 1995), Defense Research Institute and is a Wayne County Mediator.
Mr. Koczkur is a published author: Co-Author: “Defending Natural Resources Damages Claims: Minimizing the Liability of Responsible Parties,” 281 University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Vol. 70:281, 1993. Damages to Natural Resources: Quantifying the Unknown, at the Law & Science Institute’s Environmental Law Seminar in New Orleans, April, 1991 and Author: “Francis v INS: A Lein on Discretionary Relief,” 893 Detroit College of Law Review, 1977.
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