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Cope Ehlers, P.C.

James M. Kovach


Phone: 312-549-9280
Email: JKovach@CopeEhlers.com

James Kovach devotes his practice to insurance coverage matters with an emphasis on directors & officers liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, cyber liability, and other business liability policies. James comes to insurance coverage from an employment litigation background, where he represented employees and employers in court, arbitration, mediation, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in connection with a variety of civil rights and ADA claims. In his last year of law school, James was proud to serve as the final intern to Justice Gilbert V. Indeglia before he retired from the Rhode Island Supreme Court. James also was chosen by his peers as a Notes & Comments Editor on the Roger Williams University Law Review Editorial Board.


Cope Ehlers, P.C.
Associate Attorney
Nov. 2023 - present

Muller Law, LLC | Barrington, RI
Associate Attorney
Mar. 2021 – Jan. 2023

Rhode Island Supreme Court | Providence, RI
Judicial Intern for Justice Gilbert V. Indeglia
Jan. 2020 - Mar. 2020

Rhode Williams University School of Law | Bristol, RI
Teaching Assistant for Professor Jonathan M. Gutoff
Aug. 2019 – Dec. 2019

Washington & Providence County Superior Courts | Wakefield, RI
Judicial Intern for Judge Susan E. McGuirl
May 2019 – Nov. 2019

Roger Williams University School of Law Veterans Appeals Field Clinic | Providence, RI
Student Attorney for Chisholm, Chisholm & Kilpatrick
Jan. 2019 – May 2019


Kovach, James M. (2019) "Life and Civil Death in the Ocean State: Resurrecting Life-Prisoners’ Right to Access Courts in Rhode Island," Roger Williams University Law Review: Vol. 24: Iss. 2, Article 8. (available at https://docs.rwu.edu/rwu_LR/vol24/iss2/8)


J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law, (magna cum laude), Bristol, Rhode Island, 2020

B.S. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2014

Bar and Court Admissions


Rhode Island

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

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