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Nossaman and DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke Enter Into Strategic Affiliation

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Los Angeles and Carlsbad, CA (April 6, 2015) –Nossaman LLP and DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke LLP (DCP) announced today that the Firms have entered into a strategic affiliation. The move brings together two of California’s leading healthcare practices, and enables both Firms to expand service offerings to clients throughout the state. (more…)

New DCP Attorney Carol Salmacia named Southern California Superlawyer for 2014

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Carol Salmacia recently joined the firm, bringing her enthusiasm and trial experience for the benefit of DCP’s clients. Carol has been named Superlawyer for 2006-2014. She is a member of ABOTA and the American College of Trial Lawyers. She has an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale Hubbell.

David Balfour and Jordon Harlan prevail in malpractice jury trial

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

David Balfour and Jordon Harlan successfully defended a physician in a malpractice lawsuit tried in March 2014

Carlo Coppo and David Balfour named Top Lawyers in San Diego for 2014

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

David Balfour named Top Lawyer in 2013 San Diego Magazine

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Partner David Balfour was named a Top Lawyer for 2013 in San Diego Magazine in the field of healthcare litigation. Partner Carlo Coppo was again named a Top Lawyer for 2013, continuing a string of years as a Top Lawyer. John DiCaro, now Of Counsel with the firm, was also recognized as being a Top Lawyer.


Thursday, December 13th, 2012

John DiCaro Of Counsel was recognized by the Orange County Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) for his ”
exemplary integrity, civility and professionalism inspire trust among counsel and promote civility and respect within and for the profession.” John received the Joseph D. McNeil Civility Award for 2012.

In his usual modest way, John described his thoughts on receiving the honor:

Honored and humbled!  Joe McNeil was one of the finest human beings I have ever met in addition to being a fine lawyer.  He and I co-defended many cases over the years.  It is an honor to be named on the same plaque with him, much less to get the award. Thanks to you all for making me “more civil”!

Coppo, DiCaro named 2011 SuperLawyers

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Carlo Coppo was named to the list of 2011 SuperLawyers for San Diego in the field of Health Care law.

John DiCaro Of Counsel was named to the list of 2011 SuperLawyers for San Diego in the field of Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice.

Congratulations to John and Carlo for their continued excellent practice and recognition by their peers as being among San Diego’s finest attorneys.

DCP wins appellate decision strengthening protection for doctors who conduct peer review

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Five years after DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke took the Kibler v. Northern Inyo case to the California Supreme Court and convinced the Court to re-write the law pertaining to the legal protections afforded to doctors conducting peer review, DCP has done it again.  Partners Carlo Coppo and Mike Popcke and Associate Shelley Carder persuaded the appellate court in San Francisco to overrule the trial court and grant a dispositive motion in favor of DCP’s hospital client.  The unpublished appellate opinion relied on Kibler and subsequent, related cases in deeming the physicians’ conduct  to be part of the peer review process and consequently protected as such.

Read Partner David Balfour’s Article in February 2010 San Diego Physician Magazine on Jury Trials versus Arbitration

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Read David Balfour’s article:

Popcke wins trial 12-0

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Mike Popcke won convincingly in his recent trial in El Centro, garnering a 12-0 jury verdict for his hospital client.  After the case took nearly 5 years to get to trial, Mike showed why the insurance carrier had such confidence in him and his case to wait out trial rather than settling.  Congratulations Mike!

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