Patricia Jane Koprucki | Paralegal Studies | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Paralegal Studies

College of Liberal Arts

Patricia Jane Koprucki


Patricia Jane Koprucki

Office:  Faner 4336

Mailcode: 4540

Fax:  618-457-2233

Phone:  618-457-3377 (law office)


Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Patricia Jane Koprucki practiced law in Ohio from 1984 through 2007 and has been in private practice in Illinois since 2008. Ms. Koprucki has a variety of experience in criminal defense, personal injury, workers’ compensation, family law, real estate, and business law, and Ms. Koprucki has been teaching in the Paralegal Studies program at SIU Carbondale since Spring 2015. 


J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1981
MS. Ed., Southern Illinois University, 1975 (Master of Science in Education)
B.A., University of Illinois, 1971

Ms. Koprucki joined the SIU Carbondale faculty in January 2015 with over thirty (30) years in private practice.  Prior to law school, Ms. Koprucki served as a teaching assistant at Southern Illinois University in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and she worked later as a high school teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio.   Ms. Koprucki has worked extensively with paralegals throughout the  years of her legal practice, which has provided insight into how paralegals can contribute to legal teams during and prior to trial.