Heyl Royster

Adam Konopka

Practice Groups:

Trucking

Office Locations:

Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.853.8700

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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (2013) 
  • Michigan State University, B.S. (2007)

Year Joined Firm

2022

 

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Adam Konopka (Of Counsel)

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With an active role in Heyl Royster's growing regional trucking practice, Adam represents transportation/trucking clients in various capacities, from catastrophic losses to commercial and contract disputes. He has extensive experience with catastrophic losses and representing his clients from emergency response through litigation. Licensed in Illinois, he works out of the firm's Chicago office.

Prior to joining Heyl Royster in 2022, Adam was a partner at a well-respected law firm in Chicago. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and then his Juris Doctorate from the DePaul University College of Law. 

Adam believes that in order to defend an industry effectively, you need to understand it. That is why he currently serves as the vice-chair of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Marketing & Industry Engagement Committee and co-chair of the Illinois Defense Counsel (IDC) Trucking and Transportation Law Committee. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and regularly attends various seminars across the country. Adam has been invited to present at the American College of Transportation Attorneys (ACTA) conference and conducted speaking engagements across the country as part of the Trucking Claims Boot Camp. 

In addition to his professional affiliations, Adam is also the President of the Chicago Society of the Polish National Alliance, serves as Secretary for the Chicago Society Foundation, and is a member of the Polish Chamber of Commerce and Polish American Police Association. As a first-generation United States citizen whose parents emigrated from Poland, Adam credits his success to the example of hard work and determination his parents provided. He combines that with his legal expertise to represent his clients zealously, intelligently, and effectively.

Public Speaking

  • “Direct Negligence Claims Coming to a Venue Near You”
    American College of Transportation Attorneys (ACTA) Conference 2022
  • “The Empathic Approach to Claims Handling”
    Trucking Boot Camp for the Claims Professional Seminars 2018

Professional Associations

  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) - Vice-Chair, Marketing & Industry Engagement Committee
  • Illinois Defense Counsel (IDC) - Co-Chair, Trucking and Transportation Law Committee
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Community Involvement

  • Chicago Society of the Polish National Alliance, President
  • Chicago Society Foundation, Secretary
  • Polish Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Polish American Police Association, Member
  • Polish Scouting Organization, Instructor (1998 - present)
  • Niles Park District, Volunteer Soccer Coach (2020 - present)
  • Village of Niles, Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee Member (2020-2021)