Dan and Jami Cooper are highly respected lawyers who, before starting Cooper Law Offices, worked for a large firm with a practice focus on insurance and personal injury litigation. They have a skilled and dedicated team of paralegals and administration that support their clients’ needs.
Cooper Law Offices focuses on personal injury, insurance disputes, commercial litigation, professional liability and construction law. The firm handles many different litigation matters.
The lawyers at our firm practice at the administrative level and in all state and federal courts within the state of West Virginia. The firm started June 1, 2007.
Our first priority is to figure out what legal solution would work best for you. That’s why we focus on getting to know you, your business, and what your particular circumstances are. The level of personal attention we provide may be unique in the practice of law, but to us, it is vital to our ability to guide you to the right solution. We enjoy helping our neighbors find solutions to their legal concerns.
MEET OUR TEAM
DANIEL C. COOPER
Daniel (“Dan”) Cooper has been a practicing lawyer since 1990. Dan has spent his career as a litigator, representing both businesses and individuals in various types of cases including personal injury and wrongful death cases, automobile and trucking accidents, products liability, premises liability, professional negligence and malpractice, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith. Dan is a trial lawyer, having tried numerous cases in state and federal court. Dan has also represented clients on appeals before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Dan’s practice is served well by his energetic and thoughtful approach to legal issues, his ability to provide clients with a candid and honest assessment of their legal concerns, and his zealous advocacy.
JAMISON H. COOPER
Jamison (“Jami”) Cooper has a practice that focuses on pre-litigation and litigation matters. The particular fields in which she practices have included commercial disputes, insurance coverage, construction, contracts, personal injury and wrongful death, condemnation and eminent domain, premises liability, consumer products and “lemon law” issues, insurance bad faith and professional liability. In addition to her practice before the state and federal courts, she handles matters on an administrative or regulatory front, including matters pending before the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner and professional disciplinary matters before various boards and commissions, including the West Virginia nursing boards and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
Shannon Gibson is a litigation paralegal who comes to the firm with a background in education, having earned a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and a master’s degree in Educational Media and Technology. Before beginning her career as a paralegal, Shannon served as an English teacher in the Michigan Public School System and as an English Expert for Westwood Cyber High School. Shannon has a keen investigative sense, a mind for litigation strategy, and works with efficiency and attention to detail to serve clients’ needs and goals. Shannon lives in Bridgeport with her husband and their two children. Prior to their time in Bridgeport, Shannon and her family lived in Canton, Michigan. In her free time, Shannon loves to read, spend time with her family, explore new places and decorate her beautiful home.
Jessica Barr serves as a litigation paralegal. Jessica graduated from Fairmont State University in 2016 with a major in Information Systems Management. Her attention to detail, coupled with her consideration of clients’ needs, makes her invaluable to the firm and its operation. In her free time, Jessica enjoys traveling, going to live music festivals, and spending time with her family. You can also find her drawing, painting, or working on her computer.
Laura Smith is the office manager of Cooper Law Offices. She graduated from California State University, Chico, in 2001 where she received her degree in Liberal Studies and a minor in Criminal Justice. While studying at CSUC, she also completed the Paralegal Certificate Course and completed an internship with the Community Legal Information Center, a student-run non-profit organization providing legal information to students and members of the community. After graduating, she worked as a litigation project assistant at a global intellectual property firm in San Francisco, where she assisted with document management in complex cases. In her free time, Laura enjoys cooking, reading, running, traveling and spending time with her family and their two dogs, Zuzu and Hoss.
Minta Kyle is the firm’s administrative assistant and sits at the crucial hub of our office. Her passion for helping others is contagious, and she is always ready to lend a compassionate ear and helping hand. Minta is actively involved with her church. An avid shooter, she also enjoys spending her free time playing tennis, baking, cooking, and spending time with her husband, daughter and their two cats, Stella and Bob.
BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA©
Dan Cooper is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation, an honor which he has received each year since 2009.
Jami Cooper is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the field of Insurance Law, an honor which she has received each year since 2010.
Dan Cooper has been selected to the Super Lawyers list annually since 2009.
Jami Cooper was selected to the Super Lawyers list in 2018. Prior to that, she was recognized from 2010 to 2014 as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.
U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT/BEST LAW FIRMS
Cooper Law Offices, PLLC, is currently ranked by U.S. News and World Report / Best Law Firms as a first tier firm in the field of Insurance Law for the Morgantown metropolitan area. The firm is proud to have achieved that ranking each year since the inception of the U.S. News and World Reports / Best Law Firms ranking process.
AV PREEMINENT RATINGS BY MARTINDALE HUBBLE
Martindale-Hubble, a peer review rating process based on the anonymous assessments by lawyers and judges, has given both Dan and Jami Cooper the highest rating available for lawyers – AV Preeminent. The rating indicates that the firm’s lawyers have been given a score awarded only to those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.