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Amy Latrese Cooper

Medical malpractice Attorney at Louisville, KY

5.0   5 reviews

About Amy

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Amy earned her B.A. from Millsaps College, and she earned her Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law. After receiving her J.D. from Emory Law, Amy joined Meriwether & Tharp, LLC. As an Associate Attorney at Meriwether & Tharp, Amy gained experience in the field of family law, specifically in the area of contested divorce. In 2013, Amy relocated to Kansas City, MO with her husband Andrew. While in Kansas City, Amy worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Family Support Division and General Crimes Unit of the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. While serving as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Amy prosecuted non-support, weapons offenses, and various other felony and misdemeanors crimes, and gained invaluable jury trial experience.

In 2015, Amy rejoined Meriwether & Tharp and managed all aspects of family law litigation as a Senior Associate Attorney, until she relocated to Louisville, KY in 2018. In 2019, Amy joined the practice of McMasters Keith Butler, Inc. As an Associate Attorney with MKB, Amy defends physicians, healthcare personnel, and hospitals against professional negligence claims. Amy has been honored with induction into the National Order of Barristers, an honor given only to those law students achieving the highest level of competency in oral advocacy. Further, Amy has been honored by The National Advocates and The Black Lawyers as one of Georgia’s “Top 40 Under 40” matrimonial attorneys, and by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of Georgia's "Rising Star" attorneys in the area of family law.   


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Licensed for 10 years
State KY
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2019
Updated 09/20/2022
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2012
Updated 11/03/2022
State MO
Status Inactive
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/21/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Amy

McMasters Keith Butler, Inc.
730 W. Main Street
Suite 500
Louisville, KY, 40202


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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I Amy of Meriwether & Tharpe to represent me for a very difficult divorce. From the beginning, she performed brilliantly to educate me about divorce law and how those laws related to my particular case. Amy and accompanying staff have been doing this so long that they can pretty much tell you what the judge is thinking and how they tend to lean regarding certain decisions. At least, for me, that was the case and they were 100% accurate every time. The knowledge and piece of mind you will gain from just a brief session with Amy is unparalleled. Another surprising benefit was her expertise in handling the psychological aspects of such a dramatic change in my life. I can’t say enough positive things about my experience working with Amy. If you are considering divorce, this team is the first call you should make.
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Posted by Matthew | December 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A true advocate!!
Latrese (Amy) has been a truly great person to work with. I have been using her firm for a modification to my original divorce decree. My first experience with my original lawyer was a complete joke. Going into this modification I really did not have an overall trust of attorneys so I walked into this process with a fair amount of trepidation. Amy has completely proved my initial feelings wrong. She takes the time to understand my issues and always offers multiple solutions. And when presenting those solutions, she always lets me know what will be best for me and my family. She truly seems to care and it shows in her thoughtful responses and attention to detail. Her response time on all matters could not be beat as well. She responds to my emails quicker than most of my employees do. I cannot say enough about how happy I am with her performance, dedication, and thoughtfulness. I feel that Amy wants what is best for me and works the best she can to try and achieve it. She has completely changed my opinion of attorneys. Is really is a true advocate!!
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Posted by Melissa | May 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough and Extensive Representation
I was represented by Latrese Cooper in my recent divorce and child custody case and was very pleased with her service to my children and me. As many divorces are complicated, mine involved many details such as circumstances of illness and domestic violence, an out-of-state civil protection order, out-of-state residence, and accusations of mental illness and being a unfit parent of my 2 young children. From the very first consultation, Latrese listened for detail. Although not required of legal counsel, she possessed an empathy for me that was evident and I know that when she promised to work hard for me she meant it and always followed through. Latrese took the time to explain the divorce process to me as it was ongoing and also did what she could to expedite things. For the status conferences, Latrese made efforts to ensure that I could appear before the judge via telephone as I was already residing out-of-state and the cost of travel would have been an undo burden on my children and myself. During trial, I felt very confident to have Latrese on my side and trusted that I was being represented very well. Professionalism, internal strength, and confidence exuded her and I believe that the opposing counsel was not nearly as well prepared for the trial and was seemingly intimidated by Latrese's outstanding preparation and skills. I would highly recommend Latrese for any one with a pending divorce, especially those whom may have been victimized throughout a marriage. Her level of performance is above average and I consider the final decisions made in my case to be more than adequate to my expectations.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgeable Attorney!!!!
I met Attorney Cooper at a Family Law Workshop in Fulton County. During our brief exchange, Ms. Cooper provided me a wealth of knowledge and understanding of a divorce and the process. Her firm's motto, Divorce Hurts...but it doesn't have to be nasty" captures the true essence of her professionalism. I met with Ms. Copper for a consultation and was extremely pleased with her knowledge, forethought, patience and professionalism. I am much more comfortable than I was before the consult and have the necessary tools to move forward with my divorce.
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Posted by Jonathan | April 23, 2013
One Smart Cookie!
I had the pleasure of working with Latrese through my divorce. From the beginning she was better prepared, more organized, and completely knowledgable in all facets of my situation. Surprisingly divulging information without even referring to my files, almost like a human encyclopedia of my divorce and circumstances. Just starting out, but is already a trusted, hardworking, compasionate lawyer who seems to be very ambitious to prove her ability to reperesent you well. I was very fortunate to have her in my corner and the end result was extremmly positive.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • McMasters Keith Butler, Inc.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Meriwether & Tharp, LLC
  • 2012 - 2018


  • Emory University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Millsaps College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009


  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Black Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • National Order of Barristers
  • Emory University School of Law
  • 2012
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  • Christian Unity Magazine
  • Child Support and Child Custody in Mississippi
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Workshop
  • Family Law for Pro Se Litigants
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (4)
Family Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I heartily endorse Latrese. She is smart, strategic, professional, and a hard worker. She has great attention to detail and fierce negotiation skills. Above all, she is simply a pleasure to work with!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Latrese has a love of learning and improving herself. Couple that with a sharp mind and a good sense of where a case is heading and you have one great advocate for a client. She is definitely a rising star in the community of Family law, but does not let this go to her head. She sharpens her skills to help her client, not make her look better."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Latrese is one of the most thorough, smart, compassionate and knowledgeable younger Attorney that I have met in years. We have worked together on a few cases, and her stellar work is beyond impressive. She always seek and amicable and reasonable solution to contested matters."
Family Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Latrese is an experienced attorney with a good combination of toughness and compassion. She has the skills to negotiate an amicable settlement out of court, but is also a formidable opponent in the courtroom. And she knows how to advise her clients which option is best for them. I highly recommend this attorney."
Uncontested divorce Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this very fine lawyer. Latrese is sure to become a rising star in the practice of family law. She is a very fine young attorney who exemplifies professionalism in her relationships with her clients and is dedicated to serve her clients best interests at all times. Michael J. Schlifka, Esq."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Latrese is a professional and dedicated family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of working with Latrese as a direct supervisor. She is a compassionate, hard-working attorney that has already exceeded expectations for an attorney at this point in her career. She is certainly a rising star in the family law community that I can fully endorse."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Martin is a highly professional, detail-oriented attorney with the skills and knowledge to help her clients resolve their disputes effectively. I commend her vast knowledge of family law and outstanding writing ability."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Latrese is an intelligent young attorney whom I believe will be a determined advocate for her clients."
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