Attorney Emily K. Cooper is a 1996 honors graduate from the University of Minnesota Law School. In her 22 years of practice she has worked with clients and companies at all levels. She practiced in the area of civil litigation and family law while an associate at a major law firm in Ohio. She spent five years working in the corporate world as in-house counsel for a multi-billion dollar corporation, focusing on contract negotiations and drafting. As Executive Director of the Minnesota Volunteer Attorney Program, she worked to encourage and recruit attorneys to volunteer to provide pro bono representation to low income clients. She also worked for three years as a staff attorney for a legal aid organization where she represented low income, abused and disabled individuals.
In 2010, Ms. Cooper was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Committee for Equality and Justice. She has also been appointed to the Hennepin County Probate and Mental Health Court’s Guardianship/Conservatorship Attorney Panel and was Appointed Counsel for respondents in Civil Commitments in Sherburne County. Ms. Cooper was instrumental in creating a Legal Clinic with the Lyndale Neighborhood Association in South Minneapolis. The Legal Clinic provided free legal consultations to community members on a variety of legal topics as well as legal workshops.
Helping clients to achieve their goals in an economical manner and with high quality legal representation is what Ms. Cooper strives for in her cases. For low-income clients, Ms Cooper provides sliding-scale fee services so that clients of modest means can have legal representation regardless of economic status. Ms. Cooper’s normal hourly rate is a very reasonable amount so that those who are not low-income but wish to be represented in all aspects of a case will be able to afford her services without facing economic hardship.
Ms. Cooper’s experience makes her a unique attorney for her clients. She has seen cases from all sides and represented a wide variety of client types. Her practice has included complex litigation issues, trials and evidentiary hearings as well as alternative dispute resolution and settlement strategy. She brings this knowledge to her case work and focuses on family law and social security disability claims at Cooper Law, LLC. As the managing partner for Cooper Law, LLC, Ms. Cooper works hard to assure that all cases are handled professionally and with personal attention and care.