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Jonathan Marc Cooper

Employment and labor Attorney at Cedarhurst, NY

4.8   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1997
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Jonathan Cooper represents businesses and individuals in business and commercial litigation cases including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, as well as New York child accidents, construction site accidents, and personal injury cases.

Mr. Cooper is the author of six books, including "To Compete or Not to Compete: The Definitive Insider's Guide to Non-Compete Agreements in New York," and "When the Schools Fail to Protect Our Kids: A Parent's Guide to School & Daycare Negligence in New York." He has also delivered a number of Continuing Legal Education seminars, including before Lawline, the National Law Institute and NACLE, and has been a guest speaker for various business groups in his particular fields.

He has also co-authored practice commentaries on these rules for one of the country's premier legal publishers. Mr. Cooper is privileged in that he is regularly engaged by other law firms in defective products and complex accident cases as their trial and appellate counsel.

Since childhood, Mr. Cooper has enjoyed playing tennis. While in college, he not only started for his varsity team, he even used to teach tennis to young children in the summers between semesters. Mr. Cooper lives in Far Rockaway, New York with his beautiful wife and 11 - that's right eleven! - adorable and spunky children.

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Law Offices of Jonathan M. Cooper
483 Chestnut St
Cedarhurst, NY, 11516-2019


4.8 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by Viv | March 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Forever Grateful
Jonathan helped us through a tough situation, where many great lawyers advised us to file bankruptcy. We hired Jonathan, and he held our hand and guided us. He was able to show the plaintiff's lawyer that we weren't at fault and we were the victims of a fraud. He also successfully negotiated a settlement
Posted by Saul | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You always need good counsel
I retained Jonathan when my separation from my firm of almost 3 1/2 decades began to lose traction and i realized I was in need of quality counsel. Jonathan Cooper took to the task quite rapidly and adeptly. He drafted an ideal agreement and we were able to keep almost all of Jonathan's terms through final execution of the documents. Jonathan kept a cool head despite what he described as trying conditions and that attitude was extremely helpful to me. I could never have negotiated this deal myself without the able and informed advice I received from Jonathan. If you ever need a lawyer to handle non-compete clauses in an overall effort to get what is fair and just, make sure you sit down with Jonathan first. Unless you secretly like to lose ground, you'll sign his retainer and get him on your side as fast as possible. The legal fees you spend on the quality lawyering Jonathan Cooper delivers can be measured in: i) the number of your goals achieved; ii) the number of your dollars saved; and iii) the doctor bills you avoided. Thanks a lot Jonathan
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Posted by Joseph | November 17, 2017
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Jonathan Cooper has represented us on a rather complex case. Here's my overall review: 1) He is very fairly priced, not not just per hour... Based on the amount of work he did versus what our previous attorney did, it ended up costing us about 80% less than what we paid for our previous attorney. 2) He is very hands on. He gets the full picture and comprehends the minute details very quickly which ends up saving a lot of time, headaches and of course money. 3) His work is very professional. 4) Finally and most importantly, his advise to us was purely based on what he believed was most beneficial to us, and not what would bring him more billable hours. Once you get to know him you see that that's just the kind of person he is - honest and straightforward!
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Posted by Roger | September 16, 2014
Very knowledgeable and professional
I was involved in litigation related to a non-compete contractual dispute that involved dual litigation in California and New York. While initially i had tried to fight for the case to be heard in California, we ultimately failed in that effort, it was then that after searching online I came across Jonathan's website. If you've ever been involved in a lawsuit, then you know you're initially hungry for information. Jonathan's articles on the issue were quite clear in demonstrating his knowledge on the subject matter, and the style was also very easy to read. Upon an initial consultation, he came across as a very understanding of the situation and seemed confident that the situation could be handled based on the initial details on the case, which eventually led me to retain him as my attorney. Without knowing much about how litigation goes, I've come to realize that notwithstanding a solid background in the legal principles behind your defense, knowing how to sell it to the other party is crucial. When it came time to actually sit down with the opposing party for mediation, understandably both sides were somewhat confrontational, but I felt Jonathan managed the pace and took control of the situation and just seemed more conciliatory - without knowing what went on behind closed doors with the other party, I certainly was happy to have him on my side than the opposing attorney defending the other party. In the end, the settlement was more than satisfactory, and I could almost argue it to have been a win. Not to wish upon myself that I would ever need his services again, but if it came to be, and in particular to non-compete/trade secret/confidentiality issues, I'd definitely go back to him, and I would recommend him to anybody in NY in need of similar expertise.
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Posted by David | November 5, 2012
Fabulous Attorney
Jonathan provided my company with wonderful advice and assistance in resolving a complex nuisance lawsuit by a former consultant. He was extremely competent and professional. He guided us through the process to achieve the most cost effective resolution without going to trial. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2012
outstanding attorney
Jonathan Cooper recently was recommended to me as an attorney after I was served with papers requiring legal action. He was able to reassure me that it would be handled and talked me through the entire process leaving me feel that I was in good hands. The case was taken care of and we were able to settle out of court.
Posted by Trish | April 28, 2011
Very Responsive
Great experience with an attorney. I would recommend Jonathan to anyone seeking attorney services. He is knowledgeable, responsive and very professional.
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2011
The Best New York Non-Compete Litigation Attorney
I reached out to John based on an article he wrote on his website about non-compete agreements in New York. John provided the expert advice I needed to feel comfortable with a litigation involving my former company. He also made me feel comfortable that I did not take any malicious activity against my firm and as a result had very little to worry about. If you are in a sticky situation with a non-compete and you feel like your company is illegitimately bullying you around with your non-compete, John is the New York state litigation attorney to call. Mike
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Posted by Avrohom | March 16, 2011
Highly Recommended
Jonathan is a terrific lawyer and a great person. We have consulted and worked together on several matters. I have found him to be extremely knowledgable and a zealous and effective advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Robert | March 14, 2011
Employment Lawyer
Jonathan defended us against a lawsuit relating to a non-compete. He was professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. I hope to never get sued again but if I do, I would call Jonathan before anyone else.
Posted by Gary | December 27, 2010
Great Attorney
I have had many dealings with Mr. Cooper. He has assisted me in many complex litigation matters. He is smart and a true professional.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2010
excellent attorney
i had a problem with a tenant who rented office space and abruptly left without paying through her lease. Mr. Cooper handled this matter in a professional manner and was able to settle to my satisfaction.
Posted by Simcha | December 21, 2010
Excellent attorney
Jonathan made the difference in my case.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2010
Honestly, like a knight fighting for you
It's a corny subject line but that's how my wife and I felt after Mr. Cooper got us a result that we had already written off as impossible. I'm still not sure how he did it but he found an angle, tangled with some really nasty characters and out-maneuvered them (and outclassed them). In retrospect we should have counter-sued. He was totally dominant, totally in touch with our case (even when I had my doubts) and got us a decision that completely got us off a horrible, impossible hook we had somehow gotten pinned on. This is a very talented attorney whose skill has left me in his debt.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2009
Mr. Cooper is a rare commodity these days -- an attorney who is truly interested in serving his client, and not just himself. I highly recommend Jonathan Cooper.
Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2009
Excellent Attorney
Jonathan has printed his appeals with me since 2007. Other attorneys, for whom he has drafted and argued appeals, have surely benefitted from his written and oral advocacy skills and I would not hesitate to recommend him for any and all of your legal matters.
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2009
Great Lawyer even Better Person
What can I say about Jonathan, he is hard working, diligent and extremely dedicated when it comes too handling a case. Jonathan always made time to answer any question I had during the duration of my case, Even if he had to call me after work hours, which in my opinion the man really has no work hours. (He works Hard)!! Jonathan was very knowledgeable about my case and prepared me too answer questions during pre-trial depositions. During my case, Jonathan was really more of a good friend than a lawyer, so I’ve recommended his services to a few of my friends; Overall Jonathan was a Great Lawyer but an even better friend. Former Client, Richard W Brown III
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2009
Jonathan Cooper - i highly recommend!
Working with Jonathan Cooper has been a pleasure. He is very thorough, persistent, and patient. He guided me through the entire process in a very professional and courteous manner, and has always been very responsive! i recommend him very highly!
Posted by David | May 25, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
profits AFTER people, not recommended.
I reached out to the Law Office of Jonathan M. Cooper regarding a violent situation with my son's elementary school. After they asked me a bunch of questions regarding the incident, they came to the conclusion that they can't profit from my tragic situation, they quickly ended our conversation and forced me exit. It was the single most unprofessional situation that I've ever experienced and I warn all clients and future clients of this firm to beware.
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Response from Jonathan Cooper May 26, 2022
We always appreciate receiving constructive feedback, even if it's negative, because we are interested in improving the services and counsel we provide, and the manner in which we do so. Since we are NOT a volume practice that takes in hundreds of cases at a time, instead focusing on a handful of cases at a time that fall squarely within the ambit of what we do best, we are compelled to turn away those matters that don't fit that criteria, which leads to a better experience and results for our existing clients. In this particular case, this gentleman interacted with our chat service, asking if there was a potential legal claim for his son who had an incident at school. Our chat service then asked several questions about the nature of the potential school negligence claim - which is precisely the job they are tasked with. In the course of gathering the information, the parent confirmed that his child had not suffered any bodily injury other than having his glasses broken, which, while certainly troubling, also clearly doesn't rise to the level of warranting legal action against the school, at which point the chat service apologized, and (politely) noted that this particular fact pattern didn't fit our criteria for accepting the case. If politely declining someone's potential legal matter inherently elicits a critical response (as here), we are willing to pay that price in order to make sure we stay true to our niche, and do our best by our existing clients.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Jonathan M. Cooper
  • 2003 - Present


  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • School Negligence - Defective Playground Equipment
  • Confidential Settlement


  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Earle I. Mack Scholar
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • 1993
  • David Berg Scholar
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is a thoughtful attorney who is focused on the interests of his clients and providing his clients with important resources and information to understand their legal rights and options."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jonathan Cooper for many years. He is very professional and an outstanding litigator. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Other
"Jonathan has a fantastic reputation in the legal community because he is knowledgeable on the law as well as considerate to his clients and lawyers. I highly recommend Jonathan for your legal needs."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jon is incredibly sharp, knowledgeable, trustworthy and thoughtful. His advice is always clear and indicates great insight and understanding. I would definitely recommend him."
Business Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known and worked with Jonathan on a number of matters of the last few years. If you have any business litigation issues I would certainly talk to him first because he has a wealth of material available to help you decide whether you need an attorney and if so how to find the best attorney for your case."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jonathan Cooper is an oustanding lawyer. I had the opportunity to work with him for several years, in the past, on various matters and found him to be an excellent lawyer and legal mind. I would feel comfortable referring to him any of my clients who had need of his services."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jonathan is an aggressive and determined New York lawyer who believes that his clients are worth fighting for. He understands that your case is more than your injury and your future is at stake. As a personal injury lawyer, Jonathan cares deeply for his clients and is willing to go the extra mile to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries. If you are looking for a skilled New York attorney who will fight for your well-being, you need a New York lawyer like Jonathan Cooper."
Business Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Cooper is well deserving of his reputation for zealous and exceptional representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jonathan is a fellow lawyer in the community as well as a friend. I find him to be of the highest ethical caliber and enjoy his blog entries."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have always found Mr. Cooper's abilities as being excellent. He is dedicated to his clients and to the outcome of the case. In addition, he is a real gentleman"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I am always greatly impressed by Jonathan Cooper's bredth of knowledge and aggressive approach to helping his clients. I have the utmost respect for him, his ethics and, his professionalism."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. By reputation, as well as from my personal interactions with Jonathan, I know that he as an outstanding attorney. More importantly, he possesses the highest ethical character and always places his clients' interests before his own. He relentlessly advocates for his clients' while maintaining the highest level of professionalism."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have never worked with or against a more diligent attorney than Mr. Cooper. On several occassions I have had the pleasure of working along side him on complex matters and always know my clients are in the best hands if he is on their case. I have read Mr.Coopers written legal work and have never read more thorough and complete arguments made in support of his clients. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is one of the finest lawyers that I've ever had the pleasure of knowing and a most worthy advocate. He is a formidable adversary and a trustworthy ally, honest and honorable, thorough and reliable, knowledgeable, and scrupulously attentive to his client's best interests. We began as opposing counsel on several matters, but have become friends and I would not hesitate to refer a matter to him and recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Cooper is one of the finest attorneys I have ever opposed in litigation. He is honest and represents his client's vigorously and with exceptional attention to detail. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney"
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Cedarhurst Employment and labor Lawyer Jonathan Marc Cooper
Jonathan Marc Cooper
Employment and labor Attorney
Cedarhurst, NY
Licensed for 27 years