Lance Cooper

Lance Cooper Marietta Attorney

Lance CooperTrial Lawyer

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.

Before forming the firm in March 2006, 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 was lead counsel for his clients in a large number of civil jury trials, including trials against General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Honda, Toyota, Kia, Continental General Tire, Hilton Hotels, 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, and he and his wife Sonja, have five children.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Defects
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Foodborne Illness
  • Technology Predators

 

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1989
  • Georgia, 1990

 

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. – 1989
    • Honors: G. Joseph Tauro Scholar
    • Law Journal: Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, 1988 – 1989
  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • 1986-1987
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • B.A. – 1985

 

Representative Cases

 

Classes/Seminars

  • Trapdoors of Premises Liability Claims, ICLE of Georgia, 1995
  • New Laws Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1999
  • Staying Ahead of the Discovery Game – How to Manage Discovery in Complex Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Seminar, 2001
  • Post Sale Duty to Warn/Recall – Current Georgia Law, ICLE of Georgia, 2003
  • Case Against Dealer for Failure to Inform About Safety Options, AIEG, 2007
  • Pros and Cons of Mediation, GTLA, 2007
  • PowerPoint in Trial, GTLA, 2008
  • New Approaches to Uncovering Discovery Abuse by Foreign Manufacturers, AIEG, 2009
  • How to Determine if You Have a Product Liability Case, Cobb Legal Professionals, 2010
  • OSI’s How to Find Them and Get Them Admitted, AIEG, 2011
  • Verdict $5,670,943 fatal crash with driver on drugs, ICLE of Georgia, 2013

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member, 1990 – Present
  • State Bar of California, Member, 1989 – Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1990 – Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2002 – 2003
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Vice-President, 2000 – 2002
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Vice-President, 1996 – 2000
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, LawPac, Chairperson, 1998 – 2000
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Member, 1990 – Present
  • Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1993 – Present
  • Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1996 – 1998
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2004 – Present
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group 1998- Present

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