As Chair of the Environmental Law Group, Carey L. Cooper works closely with business clients to assist them in complying with local, state and federal environmental laws. As part of her practice, she represents a variety of clients in environmental, business, real estate, and professional liability litigation. Ms. Cooper's practice currently focuses on the defense of environmental professionals and service providers in litigation and at trial. She also has a wealth of litigation experinece involving industrial equipment, public utilities, land use, and toxic torts.
Ms. Cooper has participated in numerous national and local environmental seminars, and has published several articles on environmental topics. She also has successfully handled negotiations with various administrative agencies and prosecutorial bodies.
An accomplished attorney, Ms. Cooper is the recipient of the AV®-Preeminent™ peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2007, the San Diego Daily Transcript recognized her as a Top Attorney in real estate litigation in San Diego County. She has also been recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as a "Women Who Mean Business" nominee, and has achieved a top "Superb" ranking on Avvo.com.
Ms. Cooper previously served as Managing Shareholder of the San Diego office, as well as Chief Operating Officer of the firm. She graduated cum laude from California State University, Northridge before attending Washington & Lee University School of Law, where she also graduated cum laude.
Licensed since 1998
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Lawyer||San Diego Magazine||2015|
|San Diego Super Lawyer||San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Best of the Bar||San Diego Business Journal||2015|
|Top Lawyer||San Diego Magazine||2014|
|Best of the Bar||San Diego Business Journal||2014|
|Women Who Mean Business Nominee||San Diego Business Journal||2010|
|Top Attorney - Real Estate Litigation||San Diego Daily Transcript||2007|
|Member||Golden Key Honor Society||N/A|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|San Diego County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section||Chair||2008 - 2008|
|The National Forum for Environmental and Toxic Tort Issues||Editor, FETTI Newsletter||2005 - 2008|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|International Erosion Control Association||Member||N/A|
|Washington & Lee University||Chair, Alumni Relations Committee||N/A|
|Association of Environmental Professionals||N/A||N/A|
|CAIIA Status Report||Even With a Good-Faith Order in Hand...||2014|
|California Neighbor Disputes: Law & Litigation (Pending Publication January, 2013)||Noise, Light and Odors||2013|
|Texas Lawyer||Former Clients Sue Howrey After Alleged Patent Deal Sours||2008|
|The National Forum for Environmental and Toxic Tort Issues Newsletter||Protecting Environmental Consultants' Work from Discovery: United States v. Torf Extends the Work-product Privilege to Documents Which Serve a Dual Purpose||2004|
|MECA Mailer||California Legislators Consider Enacting Toxic Mold Legislation||2001|
|Unknown||Under Construction: The Toxic Mold Protection Act of 2001||2001|
|BIA Builder Magazine||Mold Legislation in California||2001|
|MECA Mailer||New Research Links Parkinson's Disease to Its Chemical Causes||1999|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Federal Preemption of State 'Failure-To-Warn' Claims||1999|
|Environmental Law Digest, Vol. 8:4||The Role of the Secured Interest Exemption in Lender Liability Under CERCLA||N/A|
|Environmental Law Digest, Vol.10:1||The Pollution Exclusion Controversy||N/A|
|Environmental Law Digest, Vol. 10, No. 4||Comprehensive General Liability Policies & Third Party Disputes: Which Trigger of Coverage Theory will Virginia Adopt?||N/A|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|California State University, Northridge||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|The National Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues Conference||Mold Update||2002|