Lawrence A. Cooper has received the highest rating given (AV) for both competence/skill and professional ethics from Martindale-Hubbell for more than 25 years, which rates attorneys and law firms nationwide.
He has been recognized as one of Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers. Larry has also been chosen by his peers as one of the Georgia Super Lawyers®, as published in Atlanta Magazine for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. He is an experienced trial lawyer, admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1975 and the State Bar of Texas in 1975. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1975. Larry’s law firm, Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC, is also rated AV, the highest rating for law firm competence, skill, and professional ethics given by Martindale-Hubbell. Larry is privileged to work with the following law partners: Darryl Cohen, Steve Estep, Jefferson Allen, Erin Lewis, and Matthew Macy. Larry’s practice accepts cases in the following areas:
* Divorce/Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Alimony, Child Support, Contempt, Child Support/Alimony Modification, Paternity, and Collaborative Divorce)
* Prenuptial Agreements
* Personal and Catastrophic Injury Resulting from Automobile, Truck, Tractor-Trailer, Motorcycle, and Boating Accidents (Traumatic Brain Injury, Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury, Severe Burn Injury, and Death)
* Wrongful Death
* Product Liability
* Premises Liability
* Medical Malpractice
* Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Litigation
* Legal Malpractice
* Complex Civil/Commercial Litigation (Breach of Contract, Fraud, RICO, Tortious Interference with Business Relations, Restrictive Covenants, Employment and Shareholder Agreements, Conversion of Trade Secrets, and Fiduciary Violations)
* Libel, Slander, & Invasion of Privacy Litigation
* Civil and Divorce Mediation and Arbitration
* Guardianship/Guardianship Litigation
Larry is admitted to practice in all state trial and appellate courts in Georgia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a Registered Neutral in General Mediation, Domestic Relations Mediation, and Arbitration with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. He is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the Cobb County Bar Association (President Family Law Section Cobb County Bar Association 2015-2016), Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and Old Warhorse Lawyers Club. He received his B.A. from Tulane University, his J.D. from St. Mary’s University, and his Master of Laws from Emory University. He has enjoyed teaching for many years at the Emory Law School Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program. He also enjoys teaching at the Emory Law School Professionalism Program. Larry volunteers his services as an arbitrator for the Georgia Bar Attorney Client Fee Dispute Program.
Larry, since his Judicial Clerkship to the Honorable Elmo Holt, Superior Court, Atlanta Judicial Circuit in 1976 and 1977, has represented numerous individuals and businesses in a wide variety of matters, legal problems, and business disputes. Larry has successfully tried significant jury cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, brain damage, spinal cord injury, blindness, traumatic injury, and invasion of privacy. Larry will accept challenging cases which are uphill battles that he believes are meritorious. He has had successful jury verdicts in unique cases such as representing the plaintiff in an AIDS invasion of privacy case, and representing the plaintiff in a medical malpractice case concerning a patient who attempted suicide. For more than 25 years, Larry has also tried complex jury divorce cases, non-jury divorce cases, and custody cases. Larry also handles sophisticated and complex business litigation involving breach of contract, fraud, RICO, libel, slander, tortious interference with business relations, restrictive covenants, non solicitation, conversion of trade secrets, and violation of fiduciary duties. Larry does not shy away from going head to head in litigation against the largest law firms and major corporations.