Miles B. Cooper focuses on prosecuting large exposure cases and complex civil jury trials. He is frequently asked by other lawyers to consult, associate, or substitute into cases as trial counsel or help with cases that are likely to try.
Cooper has resolved numerous cases with seven-figure verdicts and settlements. His clients typically are the catastrophically injured—individuals who have suffered injuries that prevent them from returning to their chosen occupations—and families who have lost loved ones. He has represented truck drivers, laborers, electricians, doctors, airline mechanics, small business owners, and other professionals. He also prosecutes cases involving legal malpractice, wrongful death, corporate fraud, and very select business litigation.
In addition to trial work, Cooper assists with firm marketing efforts and implementation of technology to improve firm efficiency and presentation at trial. He is frequently asked by various organizations to make presentations and publish in his areas of expertise.
When not litigating catastrophic injury or death cases, Mr. Cooper volunteers with the Bar Association of San Francisco’s pro bono programs, serving as trial counsel for disenfranchised tenants faced with losing their homes.
Cooper obtained his law degree from the University of San Francisco in 2000. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996 and decided to set roots in the Bay Area. He is a second-generation Yosemite native and now lives with his wife, also a lawyer, in an old Victorian in San Francisco.
United States District Court, California Central District; admitted June 2008
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; admitted December 2000
United States District Court, California Northern District; admitted December 2000
State Bar of California; admitted December 2000
J.D., 2000, University of San Francisco
B.A., 1995, University of California at Berkeley
Professional Associations & Memberships
Consumer Attorneys of California Board of Directors; 2009 – Present
Consumer Attorneys of California Board of Governors; 2005, 2008 – Present
Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles; 2002 – Present
American Association for Justice; 2001 – Present
Consumer Attorneys of California; 2001 – Present
Bar Association of San Francisco; 2001 – Present
American Bar Association; 2001 – Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association; 1998 – Present
Honors and Awards
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, Bar Association of San Francisco’s Volunteer Legal Services Program.
Consumer Attorneys of California – Consumer Attorney of the Year 2010 Finalist