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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


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.


Practice Areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 25%
  4. Business: 25%

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Klinedinst PC

501 West Broadway Suite 600
San Diego, CA, 92101



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyerSan Diego Magazine2015
San Diego Super LawyerSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2015
Top LawyerSan Diego Magazine2014
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2014
Women Who Mean Business NomineeSan Diego Business Journal2010
Top Attorney - Real Estate LitigationSan Diego Daily Transcript2007
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
MemberGolden Key Honor SocietyN/A
Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Diego County Bar Association, Environmental Law SectionChair2008 - 2008
The National Forum for Environmental and Toxic Tort IssuesEditor, FETTI Newsletter2005 - 2008
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
International Erosion Control AssociationMemberN/A
Washington & Lee UniversityChair, Alumni Relations CommitteeN/A
Association of Environmental ProfessionalsN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Del Cerro Action Council v. Board of Trustees of California State UniversityN/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
CAIIA Status ReportEven With a Good-Faith Order in Hand...2014
California Neighbor Disputes: Law & Litigation (Pending Publication January, 2013)Noise, Light and Odors2013
Texas LawyerFormer Clients Sue Howrey After Alleged Patent Deal Sours2008
The National Forum for Environmental and Toxic Tort Issues NewsletterProtecting Environmental Consultants' Work from Discovery: United States v. Torf Extends the Work-product Privilege to Documents Which Serve a Dual Purpose2004
MECA MailerCalifornia Legislators Consider Enacting Toxic Mold Legislation2001
UnknownUnder Construction: The Toxic Mold Protection Act of 20012001
BIA Builder MagazineMold Legislation in California2001
MECA MailerNew Research Links Parkinson's Disease to Its Chemical Causes1999
Los Angeles Daily JournalFederal Preemption of State 'Failure-To-Warn' Claims1999
Environmental Law Digest, Vol. 8:4The Role of the Secured Interest Exemption in Lender Liability Under CERCLAN/A
Environmental Law Digest, Vol.10:1The Pollution Exclusion ControversyN/A
Environmental Law Digest, Vol. 10, No. 4Comprehensive General Liability Policies & Third Party Disputes: Which Trigger of Coverage Theory will Virginia Adopt?N/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
California State University, NorthridgeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The National Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues ConferenceMold Update2002