Libby Popovic, JD, MPA

Ljubica (Libby) D. Popovic

JD, MPA

Ljubica (Libby) Popovic, J.D., MPA, earned her juris doctorate from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, a Masters of Public Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology – Stuart School of Business and a Bachelors of Arts from Loyola University Chicago.

She began her career as an assistant State’s Attorney prosecuting misdemeanors and arguing criminal appellate cases before the Illinois
Appellate Court and Illinois Supreme Court. She continued her career as Staff Attorney to Justice Margaret O’Mara Frossard, First District Appellate Court assisting in drafting legal opinions on matters pending before the Appellate Court and to Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald in Illinois Supreme Court where she completed legal research and assisted in authoring opinions in civil and criminal cases.

Ms. Popovic transitioned to the private sector in 2011 where she became a managing partner at Caputo & Popovic PC working on various commercial and complex litigation files. She developed and managed the transactional department, focusing on commercial and residential transactions, business organization and contract disputes.

Ms. Popovic has been a part of the Chicago-Kent College of Law trial advocacy program as an adjunct professor where she taught Trial Advocacy I; II, Intensive Trial Advocacy, tethered Evidence/Trial Advocacy Class, Pre- Trial Litigation Skills and Advanced Appellate Advocacy. Ms. Popovic has also been on staff at Valparaiso University as an adjunct professor for appellate advocacy and has taught courses at the undergraduate level at Purdue University Calumet courses in American Government, Criminal Procedure and Law; Society. She is a certified real estate instructor and has taught continuing education classes to broker-managers and other real estate agents in Illinois.

Since 2019 she has been part of the Chicago-Kent Small and Solo Practice Incubator program as a mentor to new attorneys looking to start their own practices.

Ms. Popovic has argued more than thirty cases as an assistant State’s Attorney before the Illinois Appellate Court and a case before the Illinois Supreme Court. She currently focuses on transactional matters relating to residential and commercial real estate, estate planning, business formation and dissolution as well as contract disputes.

She is an executive member of the Berwyn Development Corp and is a member of the Economic Development Committee.

Education

Undergrad

Loyola University, Chicago Bachelor’s Degree, English and Political Science from the Honors Program

Law School

Chicago-Kent College of Law Juris Doctorate, 1998

Graduate Program

​Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business, Masters in Public Administration, focus on business and employment management, 2012

Very professional and thorough. We had a difficult transaction and Attorney Popovic was able help us throughout the process.

Vasquez Family

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Awards

  • Michael J. Angerola Trial Advocacy Scholarship
  • Regional winner of the National Trial Competition (1997)
  • Semi-National Tournament of Champions Finalist (1998)
 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois Supreme Court (1999)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1999) 

​Affiliations

BAR AFFILIATION:
​ISBA (member)
ABA (former member)
CBA (former member)
Serbia Bar Association (member)

TITLE COMPANY AFFILIATIONS
​City Wide Title
First American Title
Fidelity Title
Barrister Title
Chicago Title
Baird & Warner Title
Land Trust Title

Libby Popovic's Publications & Teachings

  • Guest Mock Trial Judge & Evaluator at Chicago- Kent College of Law
  • Guest Mock Appellate Court Judge and Evaluator at Valparaiso Law School
  • Trial Advocacy I, Trial Advocacy II, & Intensive Trial Advocacy courses, Chicago-Kent College of Law (2001 to present)
  • Legal Drafting, Pretrial Skills, Advanced Criminal Appellate Advocacy, Advanced Civil Advocacy at Valparaiso Law School (2006 – present)
  • Seminars & Workshops to Real Estate Agents & Brokers on Short Sales, Foreclosure Defense, Negotiations, Landlord/Tenant​ Rights, Contracts, Property Tax Appeals, new TRID Rules, Contract Negotiation.
  • Presented at Baird & Warner (Orland Park, Frankfort), Coldwell Banker (Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Flossmoor, Oak Lawn, Hyde Park, St Charles, Edgebrook); Keller Williams (Orland, Naperville, Barrington, Lombard); Prestige Realty, McColly Realty.
  • Workshop on Pitfalls of Landlord/Tenant Rules sponsored by City Wide Title
  • ​New TRID Rules presentation sponsored by First American Title and Baird & Warner Title.