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Bruce Michael Cooper

About Me

As a sole practitioner, I provide my clients with the benefit of over 30 years of legal experience.  As a former federal prosecutor and now as a defense attorney, I understand what the prosecutor needs to show for a conviction and what the defense needs to demonstrate for a not guilty verdict.   


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Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Allen Howard Orenberg

    Without any reservations, I endorse Bruce Cooper. I have known Mr. Cooper for several years as a colleague and as a friend. He is the "go to" lawyer for criminal defense matters, including DUI cases, in the D.C. Superior Court. Mr. Cooper is dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. He exercises the highest ethical standards when zealously representing the accused in Court. He has an excellent reputation among practicing criminal defense lawyers and the judiciary.


    Allen Orenberg DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Louis Machado

    I have known Bruce Cooper and he is an excellent attorney. I have worked with him on complex federal cases as co-defendant counsel on both the trial and appellate level. He is very committed to doing the best for his clients.


    John Machado Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

717 D St NW Ste 300
Washington, DC, 20004-2815

Bruce M. Cooper, Esq., Attorney At Law

717 D St NW Ste 300
Washington, DC, 20004-2815



VAAuthorized to practice law199503/11/2014
NYCurrently registered 199303/13/2015
DCActive 198405/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Certificate for Exceptional AccomplishmentCentral Intelligence Agency1986
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Office of Bruce M. Cooper1994 - Present
Special Assistant U.S. AttorneyUnited States Attorney1993 - 1993
Assistant General CounselCentral Intelligence Agency1984 - 1994
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College for DUI Defensemember2015 - Present
Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Americamember2014 - Present
American Bar Associationmember2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember1995 - Present
American Civil Liberties Unionmember1995 - Present
District of Columbia Superior Court Trial Lawyers Associationmember1994 - Present
Amnesty Internationalmember1990 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
US v. Harun SalhanNot guilty money laundering
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Publication NameTitleDate
FoxNews.com5 Sentenced in Khat Drug Smuggling Case2012
The Washington PostMan Strangled, Wife Robbed in Charles Co. Home1996
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Georgetown University School of Foreign ServiceN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1979