L. G. Copeland

L. G. Copeland

Founder and Principal Trial Attorney
Columbia, Missouri

L. G. Copeland received both his Juris Doctorate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He has practiced continuously throughout the state of Missouri since being admitted to the bar in 1984 and is a member of the Missouri Bar, the America Bar Association, and the Boone County Bar Association. Mr. Copeland practices in the United States District Court in both the Western and Eastern Divisions (Federal Courts). He is also admitted to practice in all Circuit and Appellate Courts in Missouri, and has tried cases before the Missouri Supreme Court. 

 Mr. Copeland is a member of the Multi-Million-Dollar Advocates Forum, which is limited to attorneys who have obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than one percent of US lawyers are members. Mr. Copeland is a long standing member of the Hall of Fame of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) and is also a long standing member of the American Association for Justice.

Mr. Copeland concentrates his practice in seeking justice for people at trial in cases involving wrongful death or serious injury, and Mr. Copeland never represents insurance companies. Mr. Copeland is also experienced and knowledgeable in Brain Injury and Head Trauma cases. Mr. Copeland also maintains a general civil practice and is experienced in criminal law.

Areas of Practice

  • Auto Accidents
  • Large Truck Accidents
  • Head Injury/Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Damage/Paralysis
  • Wrongful Death
  • Severe Burn Cases
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Railroad Crossing Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • DWI - Defense
  • Criminal - General
  • Drug Crimes - Possession, Distribution/ Sales, Manufacturing, Trafficking

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • Supreme Court of Missouri


  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D.
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), Hall of Fame Member
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member Since 1984
  • The Missouri Bar, Member Since 1984
  • The American Bar Association, Member Since 1984
  • The Boone County Bar Association, Member Since 1984
  • Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Member
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