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I get personal satisfaction from helping others who face significant challenges in their search for justice.     


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Wrongful Death: 30%
  3. Civil Rights: 16%
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Class Action: 4%



Contingent (33-40%)

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Contact info

Cooper & Elliott LLC

2175 Riverside Drive
Columbus, OH, 43221


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2014
Ohio SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2013
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2012
Ohio Super Lawyer - Personal InjuryOhio Super Lawyers2011
OhioBest Lawyers in America2011
Ohio Super Lawyer - Personal InjuryOhio Super Lawyers2010
OhioBest Lawyers in America2010
OhioBest Lawyers in America2009
Ohio Super Lawyer - Personal InjuryOhio Super Lawyers2009
Ohio Super Lawyer - Personal InjuryOhio Super Lawyers2008
OhioBest Lawyers in America2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCooper & Elliott1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Columbus Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Central Ohio Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Ohio Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
National Lawyers GuildN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Faieta v. World Harvest ChurchVerdict for the plaintiff - $5,999,100
Zappitelli v. Corrections Corporation of AmericaConfidential settlement during jury trial
Harris v. Circleville PoliceSettlement - $2,700,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawN/A1986
University of VirginiaEconomicsN/A1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OAJ Destination CLEEffective Voir Dire2014
MBA class - business lawLawsuits2013
monthly meetingWrongful Death in Ohio2012
Civil procedure classJury selection2011
Ohio Association for Justice - annual conventionVarious topics2009