Cooper joined Fisher Patterson in 1996 after serving two years as research attorney to the Honorable Robert J. Lewis, Jr., of the Kansas Court of Appeals. Cooper’s practice focuses on litigation of governmental liability, civil and constitutional rights, and employment matters. Cooper has presented on issues including legal ethics, law enforcement training and liability, laws on open records and meetings, governmental liability & immunities, and civil rights & employment litigation. Cooper is presently a member of the Kansas Board of Law Examiners (appointed in 2014), is a Past-President of the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel and serves as adjunct faculty for the Washburn University School of Law Trial Advocacy Program.
AV® - Preeminent Rated. (AV® - Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)
Garden City Community College, A.S. (Criminal Justice) (1987)
Washburn University of Topeka, B.A., (Political Science and Criminal Justice) (1991),
Magna Cum Laude
Washburn University, J.D. (1994), Magna Cum Laude
Order of Barristers
Washburn Law Journal
United States District Court for the District of Kansas (1994)
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (1997)
United States Supreme Court (2002)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America
Named Best Lawyers' 2017 Topeka Employment Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year"
Named Best Lawyers’ 2013 Topeka Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year"
Named Best Lawyers' 2015 Topeka Litigation - Labor & Employment "Lawyer of the Year"
Listed in 2016 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®
Kansas Bar Association
Topeka Bar Association
Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
Hon. Sam A. Crow Topeka American Inn of Court (Master)
Defense Research Institute