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History

At the Silver Spring law offices of Cooper Law Firm, we have developed a reputation for successfully handling complex, high-value cases since 1971. Attorney Steven M. Cooper has broken legal ground and been at the forefront of positive change in highly publicized civil litigation cases primarily associated with personal injury claims. Mr. Cooper's case opened the door to all future tort liability against the District of Columbia. His accomplishments include obtaining numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Mr. Cooper's daughter, attorney Stephanie L. Cooper, Esq., joined our firm in 2006, broadening our focus beyond personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice. Ms. Cooper's practice includes offering dedicated representation in the areas of divorce and criminal defense.

 

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Attorneys

 
 
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attorney/mediator

Stephanie L. Cooper, Esq.

Stephanie Cooper joined the firm in 2006 and primarily focuses in family law matters and criminal and traffic defense. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association, Maryland Association for Justice, and the District of Columbia Bar Association and is admitted to practice in both Maryland and D.C.

Mrs. Cooper graduated from the University of Southern California and received a degree in Journalism and Public Relations. She worked in advertising and public relations for several years where she honed her people skills and discovered she had a flair for finding creative solutions to people's problems.

Seeking that creative edge, Mrs. Cooper turned her attention toward receiving a degree from the acclaimed George Washington University as a Publication Specialist. She then spent almost 8 years as a Graphic Designer for an award-winning international technology services firm that supports a wide range of government clients including many divisions of the Department of Defense and its allies.

She then decided to focus her work on government entities that she wanted to help real people individuals who found themselves in difficult situations, where she could make a real difference.

She then attended the University of Baltimore School of Law. While in law school, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the law school's administrative newsletter, The Official Reporter. In addition, she was the Articles Editor for the Law Forum, a nationally recognized law journal which focuses on emerging trends in Maryland law. She was also a teaching assistant for the law school's acclaimed and rigorous Legal Analysis Research & Writing Program, teaching first year law students how to effectively write legal briefs and hone their legal research skills.

Mrs. Cooper also had the privilege to work under the guidance of senior Circuit Court Judge, the Honorable S. Michael Pincus, where she spent many hours in the courtroom assisting the judge, jury, attorneys and parties in processing hearings and trials. She also worked as a law clerk for a highly-recognized and well-renowned Bethesda, Maryland family law firm, where she sharpened her research and writing abilities, in addition to learning the intricacies and sensitivities necessary to effectively represent clients in family law matters.

Mrs. Cooper's combined experience in advertising and design as well as her strong analytical legal research and writing skills give her a unique ability as an attorney to work creatively and zealously to bring the greatest results and resolutions to her clients.

She is certified as a family law mediator focusing on child access issues such as child custody and visitation and has been successful in helping families resolve their differences without the need for lengthy, exhausting, and often expensive litigation. She has also helped parents create co-parenting plans that leave parenting up to the parents, not a judge, as only the family itself is aware of the intricacies of their individual family dynamic. Mrs. Cooper has found that the use of co-parenting plans have overwhelming eliminated the need for nasty court battles and allows parents to resolve their differences outside the courtroom while aiding in compromise and understanding, which is always in the best interest of their children.

Mrs. Cooper looks forward to carrying on the long-standing tradition that Mr. Cooper started over 40 years ago and hopes to continue to expand on an already successful mission continuing to collect millions more for our clients.

 

Education

University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore,MD
Juris Doctor, 2006

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
B.A., 1992

George Washington University, Washington,D.C.
Desktop Publishing Specialist - 1999

Activities & Affiliations

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present

  • Maryland Association for Justice, Member, 2006 - Present

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member

  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2006

  • District of Columbia, 2008

 
 

 
 
 
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FOUNDER

Steven M. Cooper, Esq.

Mr. Cooper has been practicing law in the state of MD and DC for over 40 years. He is a well known trial lawyer in the Washington metropolitan area. Mr. Cooper was born and raised in Montgomery County, MD, attended Ohio Wesleyan University and received his undergraduate and law degrees at The George Washington University.

He is a member of the Prince George's County and Montgomery County Bar Associations, The American Bar Association, Maryland Association for Justice, Maryland State Bar association, District of Columbia Bar Association, American Judicature Society, and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

He is a former Founder of the Maryland Trial lawyers association. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and all courts of Maryland and District of Columbia. Mr. Cooper was also selected as an Honored Member of Who's Who in Practicing Lawyers. As early as 1978, Mr. Cooper was nominated for and selected as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America for his contributions to the legal profession and other civil activities.

Mr. Cooper's philosophy in representing his clients is to attempt to obtain the desired result without the necessity of long term and expensive litigation. Thus, there is an effort to focus on settlement to avoid the trauma of the courtroom. His experience and reputation as a courtroom litigator benefits his clients in that regard. However, where negotiations fail, Mr. Cooper will be the first to take whatever court action is necessary and will be a zealous advocate on behalf of your interests.

Mr. Cooper is married and has four children and three grandchildren. In fact, his oldest daughter Stephanie is an attorney and a partner in the law firm. Mr. Cooper is an avid weightlifter, golfer and motorcycle enthusiast. And at one time, he was the Silver Springs, Maryland pocket pool champion.

Mediation

Mr. Cooper is an experienced attorney who understands the mediation process. He has a more than 40 years experience as a trial lawyer. He has mediated numerous cases in the state of Maryland. He has earned continuing education credits in the field of mediation. He has received a certificate of appreciation from the District Court of Maryland's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. Mr. Cooper is a firm believer in the value of ADR. He has participated in many mediations and arbitrations. He can effectively handle mediation for personal injury and wrongful death, construction disputes, medical malpractice, landlord and tenant disputes, defective products, premises liability, motorcycle accidents and much more.

 

Education

George Washingtion University National Law Center, Washington,D.C.
Juris Doctor, 1967

Ohio Wesleyan Univ.
1967

George Washingtion University Washington,D.C.
B.A, 1964

Activities & Affiliations

• Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Phi Alpha)
• Phi Sigma Tau

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1971