Christopher B. Coppola | Attorney at Law

Christopher B. Coppola

Phone: 515-453-1055
Cell Phone: 515-707-6664
Email: chris@wdmlawyers.com

“My goal is to achieve the best results for my clients. I treat all of my clients like I would want to be treated. That means being honest, accessible, and working hard to achieve the desired results.”

Chris is a highly experienced and accomplished trial attorney with over 20 years of experience. His knowledge of legal issues and areas of practice is extensive. His main focus is as a trial attorney. That includes divorce, child custody, personal injury, workers compensation, and general litigation. Chris has had successful jury and non-jury verdicts in numerous areas of the law, including but not limited to, divorce, child custody, personal injury, wrongful death, workers compensation, criminal law, business and real estate suits.

Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody

“Compassion, understanding, and honesty. I understand the trust that clients place in their lawyers in dealing with their children, finances and other emotional issues. I pledge to be honest with my clients. It is imperative to have an attorney who is willing to “go to the mat” for their clients. It is also imperative to have an attorney who is mindful of the emotional and financial toll that exists for families going through a family law case. I strive to find solutions for families, but in the event the parties have to go to a trial, I do what it takes to achieve the desired results.”

Results:  

Chris Coppola Successfully modified physical custody for client who desired to move to different state.  Client and her children were awarded primary physical care.  This was appealed and affirmed by Court of Appeals.

Personal Injury from Car Accidents, Truck Accidents, Negligence Lawsuits

“I am devoted to helping persons who have suffered from serious injuries. I work on each case personally. Almost all of my cases are referrals and are not from advertising on television, billboards or buses. I have recovered millions in settlements and trial verdicts for injured clients.”

Results:  Chris Coppola obtained $1,500,000 .00 for injured client in an motor vehicle accident. 

Chris Coppola obtained jury verdict of  $540,000 for injured client who was t-boned at intersection. 

Chris Coppola obtained $200,000.00 for injured client in a Medical Negligence case involving surgical mesh / product liability.

Chris Coppola obtained $140,000 for injured client who was rear ended and who suffered whiplash and other soft tissue injuries.

Chris Coppola obtained $130,000 for injured client was was t-boned in school parking lot and suffered whiplash and TMJ.

Chris Coppola obtained $120,000 for injured client who was t-boned at intersection who suffered neck and foot injury.

Workers Compensation

“I pledge to all of my clients that I will do everything I can to help those injured while working navigate their way through the workers compensation system. Litigating a worker’s compensation case involved taking on large insurance companies and large employers. It can be fierce and I am eager for that challenge. I have recovered millions in settlements and arbitration decisions for my injured clients.”

Results:  Chris Coppola obtained $400,000 .00 lump sum for injured client with back injury from lifting box at work.

Chris Coppola received arbitration ruling granting client 80% industrial disability - 400 weeks of benefits.  Settled claim after award for $230,000 lump sum payment.  Client had injured shoulders at work. 

Chris Coppola obtained $240,000 lump sum for injured worker who was injured while working and suffered injuries to his knee and whole body. 

Chris Coppola obtained $220,000 lump sum for injured worker who was injured while working and suffered injuries to his knee and whole body.

Chris Coppola obtained $215,000 lump sum for injured worker with arm injury from falling off ladder at work.

Chris Coppola obtained $138,000 lump sum for injured worker with arm injury from working at meat plant.

Chris grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa and has had success and accomplishments throughout his life. He was an Iowa High School State Wrestling Champion from Dowling Catholic in West Des Moines Iowa. He wrestled for Drake University, a Division 1 Nationally Ranked Program and was named the team’s Outstanding Newcomer. He was inducted into the Dowling Catholic Athletic Hall of Fame, which is a prestigious High School Hall of Fame.

After graduating from University of Iowa, he followed in his father’s footsteps and attended Drake University Law School where he graduated in 2 years. Chris has been a leader in the Coppola law firm since joining the firm in 1998. He achieved partner status in his second year of practicing law.

Chris is a member and/or practices in the Iowa Bar Association; Iowa Supreme Court; Iowa Court of Appeals; the Northern and Southern United States District Federal Courts. Chris practices law throughout the State of Iowa and has litigated cases in the Miami, Florida, Las Vegas, Nevada and other Midwestern states.

Chris practices in several areas, including, but not limited to:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Whole Body Injury
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Alimony
  • Mediation