The Cooper Firm: Nationwide Product Liability & Wrongful Death Attorneys

Unmatched Legal Prowess, Unwavering Client Dedication

The Cooper Firm is a personal injury and wrongful death law firm, dedicated to securing justice and multi-million-dollar awards for our clients nationwide.

Founded in 2006 by Lance Cooper, our firm combines the expertise and resources of a large practice with the personalized attention and compassion of a boutique firm. With a wealth of experience in personal injury and wrongful death cases, our team has successfully represented plaintiffs in numerous civil jury trials, securing hundreds of favorable verdicts and settlements. 

At The Cooper Firm, we pride ourselves on delivering polished, expert legal representation with a compassionate touch. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in multiple states, ensuring that we can provide top-tier legal services to clients across the nation.

We understand that each case is unique, and every client deserves individualized attention. That’s why we limit the number of cases we take on, ensuring that each client receives the focus and dedication they need during challenging times.

When you choose The Cooper Firm, you can count on a team that combines legal prowess with genuine care and concern for your well-being. We are committed to securing the results you deserve while providing the support and peace of mind you need. Trust in our quality, polished, and proven approach to personal injury and wrongful death law.

The Knight

Of all the chess pieces on the board, the knight is the most unique. It moves across the board like no other piece, using its ability to jump over obstacles in its path in the pursuit of the enemy. It is at its most powerful when at the center of the board, surrounded by the other pieces.

The Cooper Firm is committed to treating each client as unique. Every client we represent is central to our mission–the relentless pursuit of justice. Our team approach to every case we pursue enables us to overcome obstacles. Just as the knight is critical to success in a chess match, achieving life-changing results for each of our clients is critical to our success as a law firm.


Lance Cooper

Lance Cooper is the founding partner of The Cooper Firm and represents clients in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. He specializes in product liability cases involving automobile design and manufacturing defects. Lance has been lead counsel for plaintiffs in a large number of jury trials including trials against General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Kia, Chrysler, Honda, as well as other motor vehicle manufacturers and large corporations.

His 2011 wrongful death case against General Motors (Melton v. GM, 2011-A-2652) exposed the cover-up of faulty ignition switches resulting in millions of recalled vehicles.

Lance has experience trying product liability cases all over the country. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Georgia. 

Lance received his law degree from Emory University in 1989 where he was a G. Joseph Tauro Scholar and Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985.

Lance 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 is also a member of the American Association of Justice and was honored to receive the Steven J. Sharpe Public Service Award in 2014. Lance was also a 2014 nominee for the Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year award.

In addition to his law practice, Lance is actively engaged in numerous community and charitable activities. He and his wife, Sonja, are the proud parents of five children, Rachel, Rebekah, Michelle, Asa, and Aaron.

Rebekah Cooper

Rebekah Cooper’s practice is concentrated product liability, including airbag defects, tire defects, seat back defects, defective industrial equipment, and related design and manufacturing defects. Her practice also focuses on emerging automotive technologies such as crash avoidance technology, autonomous driving technology, and advanced driver assistance systems. Rebekah also litigates cases involving toxic supplements and household items.

Rebekah is licensed to practice in California and Georgia. She has experience litigating product liability cases throughout the country. Rebekah and Lance receive the majority of their cases from other attorneys who are faced with complex product liability cases. They take pride in working alongside lawyers across the country to obtain the best results for clients in these complex cases that require significant resources and expertise.

Before The Cooper Firm, Rebekah worked as an insurance defense litigator for insurance and corporations across the United States. Rebekah has litigated cases for some of the largest insurance companies in the United States. As a former defense attorney, Rebekah leverages her comprehensive knowledge of litigation strategy from a defense perspective to obtain the best results for her clients.

Rebekah is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyer Association and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. In 2023, she was honored to be accepted to the Georgia Trial Lawyer’s distinguished LEAD program.  

Rebekah graduated cum laude from Chapman University Fowler School of Law where she was a Senior Editor of the Chapman Law Review. 

Rebekah is a member of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, which provides legal aid low-income tenants and survivors of intimate partner violence.


Brandi Gillam

Brandi Gillam started her paralegal career in 2019 in personal injury at a boutique law firm in Marietta, GA. In 2021, Brandi completed her paralegal studies program at Kennesaw State University. Brandi began working in product liability in July 2-23 at The Cooper  Firm with Doreen Lundrigan as a mentor. Outside of working Brandi has a passion for football and loves cheering on her home team: the Atlanta Falcons.

Doreen Lundrigan

Doreen Lundrigan began working with Lance Cooper in 2001 as a litigation paralegal. She had previously been employed with Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan and Houston & Shahady and has significant litigation experience. She has worked on cases involving Wal-Mart, General Motors, Toyota, Nissan, Kia, Ford, Subaru, Chrysler, Michelin and Bridgestone.  Doreen graduated with an Associate’s Degree and subsequently completed the paralegal studies program at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Doreen has two grown children and four grandchildren.  Doreen is lucky to be involved in AIEG and has had the opportunity to give presentations at the seminars and submit articles for the newsletter. She was named Paralegal of the Year in 2012. Doreen enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, group fitness classes and outdoor activities.

Katrina Rowan

Katrina Rowan attended Georgia Southern University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. After completing the Paralegal Certificate Program at Kennesaw State University in 2016, she went on to work for a personal injury firm in Marietta, GA. Katrina began working at The Cooper Firm in 2023. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends.

Linda Stricker

Linda Stricker has worked for Mr. Cooper since 1998.  Linda has provided administrative and legal support on firm cases from first contact with the client through litigation and preparation  for trial.  Having been raised in a small town in Western Nebraska, Linda moved to Georgia in 1987 and has called Marietta home for over 35 years.  Linda’s oldest two children are Harrison High School Graduates and her youngest son graduated from North Cobb High School.  Linda, along with Sherry Kerr, is a volunteer with LIVE2540 and has participated in several mission trips to Liberia, Africa.   Linda enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Sherry Kerr

Sherry Kerr is the firm’s Office Administrator and has been with Mr. Cooper since 1995.  Mrs. Kerr handled numerous personal injury, motor vehicle collision, and medical malpractice cases prior to her position shifting to the daily administration of the office.  She still enjoys jumping in to assist in trial preparation as often as she can.  Mrs. Kerr graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina in 1993.  The Kerr family attends Crosspoint City Church in Cartersville, Georgia.  Their family is also actively involved with the non-profit organization LIVE2540.  The Kerr’s good friend, Daryl Roberts, founded LIVE2540 in 2008 with the goal of providing food, clothing, medical care, education and hope for the war-orphaned children living in the village of Balama in the bush of Liberia, West Africa. 

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