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Biography of Robert S. Cooper

                 Mr. Cooper is a litigation and trial attorney based in Los Angeles with a diverse litigation practice. His law firm, the Law Offices of Robert S. Cooper, features a practice emphasizing management-side labor and employment law and employment litigation, as well as business litigation, construction litigation and maritime law, and defense of product liability and catastrophic injury cases. During the last 18 years, Mr. Cooper has tried employment law and catastrophic injury cases on behalf of Fortune 500 companies including Weir North America, Cessna Aircraft Co, (product liability-aircraft accidents) ALCOA (toxic tort- asbestos and beryllium exposure cases) and Goodyear-Dunlop Tires North America Ltd. (tire failure-product liability). Mr. Cooper has also represented The County of Los Angeles in numerous employment discrimination, wrongful termination and harassment cases through trial. He is currently on the employment practices panel of St. Paul-Travelers Insurance Company and advises numerous companies, large and small, as to labor and employment matters. Mr. Cooper is also on the Maritime law panel of New York Marine & General Insurance Company and handles shipping (cargo recovery and defense) litigation pursuant to the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act and the Carmack Amendment.  

                  Mr. Cooper obtained his undergraduate degree in 1982 from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Juris Doctor in 1992 from Loyola University Law School, Los Angeles. Prior to law school, Mr Cooper worked as a Legal Assistant for the City Attorney of San Francisco in San Francisco City Hall and during law school worked as a law clerk for the prestigious Los Angeles law firm Greene, Broillet, Taylor and Wheeler handling all facets of catastrophic injury cases. During law school, Mr. Cooper also served an externship as a clerk for Federal Magistrate Judge, Hon. John R. Kronenberg in the United States District Court, Central District of California.

                  After passing the California Bar examination in 1992, Mr. Cooper worked for the boutique product liability law firm, Belcher, Henzie & Beginzahn (1992-1998) located in downtown Los Angeles and later for the Century City litigation firm, Stephan, Oringher, Richman & Theodora (1998-2004). On January 1, 2005, Mr. Cooper opened the Law Offices of Robert S. Cooper, now located in Los Angeles, CA.

Representative clients:

  • St. Paul Travelers Insurance
  • Vector Resources, Inc.
  • Weir, North America
  • Crowell, Weedon & Co.
  • New York Marine & Gen. Insurance
  • Union Bank of CA
  • Patagonia Clothing Co.
  • Gynecological Oncology Group
  • Minka Lighting
  • Mashcole Property Mgmt.
  • Guess Clothing
  • Fisheries Products, Intl.