Rod Coppedge

Attorney at Law, San Diego

San Diego Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney

Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization Workers’ Compensation Law


Rod Coppedge received his Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences from Coleman College in San Diego, California.  He received his Juris Doctor from William Mitchel College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1996.  Rod received a CALI Award for the study of Corporate and White-Collar Crime.  He was also a research assistant and editor of “Legal Ethics for Management and Their Counsel,” authored by Professors Len Biernat and R. Hunter Manson, and interned for the 4th Judicial District of the State of Minnesota where he later served as Special Master of Computer Forensics.


In his first career in Information Sciences, Rod worked on a range of projects from leading the first software response to the Walker Spy Incident to leading special project teams for Morgan Stanley. He was first admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 1996, and his first work as an attorney was for the Minnesota Courts as Special Master of Computer Forensics. Returning home to San Diego, Rod has represented defendants in Workers’ Compensation cases since 2003, from inception up to the California Courts of Appeal.

Collaborating with industry leaders, Rod has developed litigation plans to successfully defend complex cases, including Public Safety “Chief’s Disease” and Presumption Statute claims, professional athlete claims of neurological cumulative injury, as well as other complex causation cases.  Vigorously defending clients, Rod obtains successful outcomes on all aspects of workers’ compensation issues, including preventing the merger of multiple claims, preventing life-pensions, overcoming assumed presumptions, and achieving negotiated settlements.

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    The firm is pleased to announce the association of Rod Coppedge as Attorney at Law in our San Diego office.