Lance Alan Cooper

Marietta, Georgia
Experience: 29 years
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About Lance Alan Cooper

Lance Cooper is the founding partner of The Cooper Firm. He practices in all of the firm's practice areas, with an emphasis on product liability cases involving automobile design and manufacturing defects.Prior to forming the firm in March 1998, Mr. Cooper was a partner with the law firm of Cooper Jones & Cooper where he represented plaintiffs in substantial personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Cooper has been lead counsel for plaintiffs in a large number of civil jury trials, including trials against General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Continental General Tire, Toyota, and the Department of Transportation. He has successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases and has received numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements.Mr. Cooper's professional accomplishments have been recognized by his peers. His trial skills and experience are confirmed by his membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an exclusive, invitation-only group reserved for the most experienced trial lawyers across the nation. He has also risen to leadership positions in various attorney-led organizations. He served as the 2002-2003 President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and is a past President of the Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Cobb County Bar Association.Mr. Cooper is frequently asked to speak to attorney organizations and has done so on topics such as effective trial strategies and recognizing automobile product liability cases. He has also co-authored articles on maximizing damages in catastrophic injury cases and proving up other similar incidents at product liability trials.Mr. Cooper received his law degree from Emory University in 1989, and while in law school, he was a G. Joseph Tauro Scholar and an editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. He received his bachelor's degree in political economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985.Mr. Cooper is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association.Mr. Cooper lives in Powder Springs, Georgia with his wife Sonja and their five children.Areas of PracticeProducts DefectsMedical MalpracticeMotor Vehicle Accidents -- PlaintiffMotor Vehicle DefectsPersonal Injury -- PlaintiffBar AdmissionsCalifornia, 1989Georgia, 1990EducationEmory University School of Law, Atlanta, GeorgiaJ.D. - 1989Honors: G. Joseph Tauro ScholarLaw Journal: Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, 1988 - 1989Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts1986-1988University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CaliforniaB.A. - 1985Representative CasesGeorgia Pipe Co. v. Lawler, 262 Ga.App. 22, 584 S.E.2d 634 (2003)Beam v. Kingsley, 255 Ga. App 715 (Ga.App. 2002)Coker v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation, 220 F. Supp. 2d 1367 (N.D. Ga. 2002)Watkins v. Ford Motor Company, 190 F.3d 1213 (11th Cir. 1999)Kapsch v. Stowers, 434 S.E.2d 539, 209 Ga.App. 767 (Ga.App. 1993)Good Ol' Days Downtown, Inc. v. Yancey, 434 S.E.2d 740, 209 Ga.App. 696 (Ga.App. 1993)Classes/SeminarsTrapdoors of Premises Liability Claims, ICLE of Georgia, 1995New Laws Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1999Staying Ahead of the Discovery Game - How to Manage Discovery in Complex Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Seminar, 2001Post Sale Duty to Warn/Recall - Current Georgia Law, ICLE of Georgia, 2003Professional Associations and MembershipsState Bar of Georgia, Member, 1990 - PresentState Bar of California, Member, 1989 - PresentGeorgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1990 - PresentGeorgia Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2002 - 2003Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Vice-President, 2000 - 2002Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Vice-President, 1996 - 2000Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, LawPac, Chairperson, 1998 - 2000Cobb County Bar Association, Member, 1990 - PresentCobb County Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1993 - PresentCobb County Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1996 - 1998American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2004 - 2005

Practice Areas

  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Car Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • GeorgiaSince 1989

Education

  • Emory University Law Degree

Professional Association

  • Georgia State Bar #136957 Member 1989 - Current

Articles & Publications

  • School's Out...Think Safety! Christian Living July, 2009
  • Fighting to Keep the "Jury of Our Peers" Christian Living May, 2009
  • Tort Reform? Think Again! Christian Living March, 2009

Address

701 Whitlock Avenue, S.W.
Building J, Suite 43 Marietta
Marietta, GA 30064 USA

Telephone: (800) 317-2021
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