William Copetas
  • Partner


Castle Shannon, PA



Attorney Bill Copetas has been practicing law since 1993 after completing both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Pennsylvania. Over the span of his nearly 25 year career, he has chosen to focus his work in the areas of workers' compensation, personal injury and litigation.

After many years of representing defendants in workers' compensation and personal injury cases, Mr. Copetas now represents plaintiffs exclusively. His prior experience on the other side of the courtroom affords him a well-rounded perspective of how these cases, and insurance companies, work. When you choose to work with Mr. Copetas, you can rest assured that he understands how the other side is preparing their arguments.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers’ compensation 50%
  • Personal injury 50%

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1990

Representative Cases

  • Knechtel V. WCAB (Marriot Corp.), 906 A.Zd.669 (2006), PA Commonwealth

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Neighborhood Legal Services, 1999 to 2001


  • English
  • Greek


  • Alpha Tau Omega