David R. Cooper

Partner

Contact

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Topeka, Kansas

About

Mr. 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. Mr. Cooper’s practice focuses on litigation of governmental liability, civil and constitutional rights, and employment matters. Mr. 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. Mr. 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.

smt2 fax icon785-232-6604
Topeka, Kansas

About

Mr. 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. Mr. Cooper’s practice focuses on litigation of governmental liability, civil and constitutional rights, and employment matters. Mr. 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. Mr. 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.

About

Mr. 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. Mr. Cooper’s practice focuses on litigation of governmental liability, civil and constitutional rights, and employment matters. Mr. 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. Mr. 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.

Contact

smt2 fax icon785-232-6604
Topeka, Kansas

Practice Areas

Education
  • 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
Awards and Recognition
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® in America
  • Named Best Lawyers® 2021 Topeka Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Named Best Lawyers® 2020 Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named Best Lawyers® 2018 Topeka Litigation - Labor and Employment "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named Best Lawyers® 2017 Topeka Employment Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named Best Lawyers® 2015 Topeka Litigation - Labor & Employment "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named Best Lawyers® 2013 Topeka Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in 2019 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®
Bar Admissions
  • Kansas (1994)
  • 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)
Professional Affiliations
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Topeka Bar Association
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Hon. Sam A. Crow Topeka American Inn of Court (Master)
  • Defense Research Institute

Publications & Presentations

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.)