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About Me

I offer experienced family law representation with sliding scale rates for clients of modest means. My law firm focuses on family law, social security and victims' rights matters.


Practice Areas


  1. Family: 80%
    19 years
  2. Social Security: 20%
    4 years



Hourly ($75-200/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Samuel John Glover

    Emily is an outstanding lawyer with years of experience representing clients dealing with personal crises.


    Samuel Glover Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Ms. Cooper is a highly experienced and dedicated family law attorney. Her extensive experience from in the courtroom serves her clients wel!


    Barry Cattadoris Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Cooper & Reid, LLC

825 Nicollet Mall
Suite 950
Minneapolis, MN, 55402-2100


MNAuthorized to practice200006/04/2015
MIVoluntary Inactive199710/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
20 Under 40 AwardToledo, Ohio Community Award2001
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorWilliam Mitchell College of Law2010 - Present
OwnerCooper & Reid, LLC2010 - Present
Staff AttorneyCentral Minnesota Legal Services2007 - 2010
Executive DirectorMinnesota Volunteer Attorney Program2004 - 2007
In-House CounselDana Corporation2001 - 2004
AttorneyShumaker, Loop & Kendrick1996 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Domestic Abuse CommitteeChair2013 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association Social Security SectionChair2013 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association - Social Security SectionTreasurer2011 - 2013
Hennepin County Attorney Conservatorship/Guardianship PanelMember2011 - Present
MN Supreme Court Committee for Equality and JusticeMember2010 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)Member2010 - Present
Minnesota Association of Black LawyersMember2010 - Present
Anoka County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Guse v HaubleCourt decision in favor of my client after 2-day trial
PlunkettJudgment in favor of my client in amount of $110,000
Name withheld - HRO DefenseDismissal of HROs against client
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Publication NameTitleDate
Health NewsAn Alternative to GAMC: Advocacy Program Offers Help With Social Security Disability Application2010
Star Tribune NewsNew law firm hangs shingle in homeless trenches2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor- Juris Doctor1996
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Minnesota Guardian Ad Litem Statewide ConferenceGuardian Ad Litems: The Legal Perspective2013
Using LinkedIn to Market Your Firm and Win Your Family Law CasesSocial Media2010
Using Facebook to Market Your Firm and Win Your Family Law CasesSocial Media2010
Social Media for Attorneys SeminarsSocial Media Marketing2010
Litigaton 101 for ParalegalsCivil and Family Law Litigation2010
2009 Family Law InstituteSocial Networking for Family Law Attorneys2010
2008 Family Law InstituteLow-Cost Litigation for Family Law Attorneys2009