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About Me

Miles B. Cooper focuses on prosecuting large exposure cases and complex civil jury trials. He is frequently asked by other lawyers to consult, associate, or substitute into cases as trial counsel or help with cases that are likely to try.


Cooper has resolved numerous cases with seven-figure verdicts and settlements. His clients typically are the catastrophically injured—individuals who have suffered injuries that prevent them from returning to their chosen occupations—and families who have lost loved ones. He has represented truck drivers, laborers, electricians, doctors, airline mechanics, small business owners, and other professionals. He also prosecutes cases involving legal malpractice, wrongful death, corporate fraud, and very select business litigation.


In addition to trial work, Cooper assists with firm marketing efforts and implementation of technology to improve firm efficiency and presentation at trial. He is frequently asked by various organizations to make presentations and publish in his areas of expertise.


When not litigating catastrophic injury or death cases, Mr. Cooper volunteers with the Bar Association of San Francisco’s pro bono programs, serving as trial counsel for disenfranchised tenants faced with losing their homes.


Cooper obtained his law degree from the University of San Francisco in 2000. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996 and decided to set roots in the Bay Area. He is a second-generation Yosemite native and now lives with his wife, also a lawyer, in an old Victorian in San Francisco.



Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    15 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 30%
    15 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    15 years



Contingent (25-45%)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • John Harriman Corcoran

    I've worked with Miles on a number of matters and known him for a number of years know. He is very smart and very passionate about representing the interests of his clients. I highly recommend him.


    John Corcoran Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Allister Rex Liao

    Miles is an exceptional attorney and a wonderful person. He is a tremendous asset to the plaintiff's bar. I endorse this lawyer.


    Allister Liao Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Emison Hullverson LLP

1005 Sansome Street
Suite 330
San Francisco, CA, 94111



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in CaliforniaNational Trial Lawyers2014
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco2014
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in CaliforniaNational Trial Lawyers2013
Selected to Super Lawyers Northern CaliforniaCalifornia Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in CaliforniaNational Trial Lawyers2012
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco2012
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in CaliforniaNational Trial Lawyers2011
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2011
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco2011
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco, Volunteer Legal Services Program2010
Consumer Attorney of the Year FinalistConsumer Attorneys of California2010
Outstanding Volunteer in Public ServiceBar Association of San Francisco Volunteer Legal Services Program2009
Outstanding Volunteer in Public ServiceBar Association of San Francisco Volunteer Legal Services Program2008
Outstanding Volunteer in Public ServiceBar Association of San Francisco Volunteer Legal Services Program2007
American Jurisprudence Award for Maritime InsuranceUniversity of San Francisco School of Law1999
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 for ethical standardsMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerEmison Hullverson LLP2013 - Present
PartnerRouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn2009 - 2013
Managing Attorney and Trial Team LeaderThe Veen Firm, P.C.2007 - 2009
AttorneyThe Veen Firm, P.C.2000 - 2006
Law ClerkThe Veen Firm, P.C.1996 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar FoundationFellow2013 - Present
American Board of Trial Advocates (San Francisco chapter)Associate2011 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of Directors2009 - 2014
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of Governors2008 - 2014
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember2001 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Michael Mechanic v. Defendant Driver$1.5 million settlement
Kaz v. Berkeley Concrete Pumping Co.$2.1 million jury verdict
Dean v. Fedco$1.16 million jury verdict
See all Legal Cases 
Publication NameTitleDate
Plaintiff Magazine (California)The right cross: conduct a precise cross-examination using visuals2015
Plaintiff Magazine (California)A child's eyes: Identify the issues and refocus your case to highlight the story that a jury will understand2015
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Anatomically correct: teaching the injuries to those in juries2014
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Read it and weep: Inadvertent disclosure of privileged documents2014
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Under Pressure: Managing back to back trials as a small firm practitioner2014
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Chance favors the prepared: Making the Expedited Jury Trial (EJT) work requires cooperation from both sides of the aisle2014
Plaintiff Magazine (California)No more bike or pedestrian cases? Where do I sign up?: Vision Zero and the idea that we can do a better job for everyone on our streets by reducing fatalities and injuries2014
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Naming rights: Finding and naming the proper entities in a premises case2014
Plaintiff Magazine (California)One day, one trial: Expedited jury trials—an underutilized tool in minor injury auto cases2014
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Deserve’s got nothing to do with it2014
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Treat them right: The joys and pitfalls of treating doctors2014
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Order out of chaos: The strategy and skills behind witness order and scheduling at trial2014
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Ch-ch-ch-changes: How to effect a successful PI practice transition2014
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Land Wars in Asia: Battles - The most classic of blunders2013
Plaintiff Magazine (California)The Code War - The international classification of diseases and why you should care about a big change on the horizon2013
Plaintiff Magazine (California)A Death in the Family: Caring for your clients - the blessing and the burdens2013
Plaintiff Magazine (California)The Ministry of Culture: Staying current with pop culture may help with your jury... and at cocktail parties2013
Plaintiff Magazine (California)With Case-Management Software, It's All Relative2013
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Make Them an Offer They Can Refuse (In Bad Faith)2013
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Department Zero Dark Thirty2013
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Very Superstitious2013
Plaintiff Magazine (California)An Expert is Born: Expertise must be accompanied by the ability to communicate it at trial2013
Plaintiff Magazine (California)The People on the Bus: Taking the bus, train, or public transit buys you time to concentrate on the case2013
Plaintiff MagazineThe Map is not the Territory: Why it is so very important that you personally go to the accident scene2013
Plaintiff Magazine (California)The code war: The international classification of diseases and why you should care about a big change on the horizon2013
Plaintiff Magazine (California)All in the family2013
Plaintiff Magazine (California)A Death in the Family2013
Plaintiff Magazine (California)An Ounce of Protection: A small investment can yield a large benefit2012
Plaintiff Magazine (California)I Feel Your Pain: Walk in your client's shoes - The Gerry Spence Method Taken Over the Top2012
Plaintiff Magazine (California)The "Cross Whisperer"2012
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Help Them Keep Their Settlement2012
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Metadata as a Blessing and Burden2012
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Perception is Reality2012
Plaintiff Magazine (California)I Dialed 911 a Long Time Ago: Ways to avoid the compromise defense verdict2012
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Show and Tell: Up until trial, the adjuster and defense lawyer are your jurors2012
Plaintiff Magazine (California)The Way of the Jedi Lawyer2012
Plaintiff Magazine (California)The Price of Admission: The Business Records Exception2012
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Who moved my typewriter2012
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Help around the house2012
Plaintiff Magazine (California)On legal writing: Hemingway, not Faulkner2011
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Directing the Direct When Your witness is not an Expert2011
Plaintiff Magazine (California)What the Camera Does Not Show: The sub rosa camera can be made to lie and you can expose it2011
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Second Chair is Much More than Second Fiddle2011
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Settlement: It's not over until the foreperson sings2011
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Help! I need somebody!2011
Plaintiff Magazine (California)The Pincer Move: With more than one defendant at trial, the enemy of your enemy might be your friend2011
The RecorderA Just Cause2007
The RecorderBe Open to Openings-Defendants and Plaintiffs alike can benefit from early settlements2005
The Trial Lawyer (SFTLA)Maximizing Recovery — Loss of Household Services in the Personal Injury Case2005
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawN/AJ.D.2000
University of California - BerkeleyPolitical ScienceB.A.1995
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMastering Simple Trial Technology Presentation Skills in One Hour2013
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMarketing for Lawyers2011
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationSeeing is Believing – Jury Selection2010
SeminarJuror Questionnaires: Crafting, Getting Approval, and Using Questionnaires2009
SeminarMarketing for Lawyers2009
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaSuccessful and Ethical Marketing2009
SeminarTrial Director: Using trial presentation software2008
SeminarJury Selection2007
SeminarEngaging in the Resolution Discussion — Opening a Dialogue to Set Up Cases for Resolution2007
SeminarBiomechanics: From High Speed to Low Speed2007
SeminarAnatomy for Lawyers & Paralegals: Understanding and Presenting Medicine In a Meaningful Way2007
SeminarPowerpoint: Effective Mediation Presentations2006