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Christian Cooper graduated with honors from the University of Southern California in 1998 with a degree in Spanish and international relations. Prior to attending Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, he produced and edited on-air features and the websites for two nationally syndicated public radio shows, was involved in the launch of (now the top-rated Spanish-language website in the country) and was a writer and editor for the Recording Academy, which produces the Grammy Awards and Latin Grammys.


Christian was the president of Loyola’s gay/straight alliance and competed in the first-ever National Sexual Orientation Moot Court Competition at UCLA. While at Loyola, he clerked at the HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance, Lambda Legal, the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office. 

After graduating from Loyola, he accepted a research fellowship at the Williams Institute, a think tank on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy at the UCLA School of Law. While there, he conducted a multilingual study of HIV discrimination in dental care in Los Angeles County and compiled data from throughout the country on employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.

After completing his fellowship at the Williams Institute, he moved to San Francisco, where he quickly involved himself in San Francisco politics by serving as treasurer for a candidate for the Board of Supervisors. Christian practiced law with one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the city, appearing in courts throughout the Bay Area.


In 2010, responding to the economic meltdown, Christian switched his focus to working with homeowners facing foreclosure, and others impacted by the economic collapse. He currently practices bankruptcy law, working with debtors to get a fresh start in their finances, and, where possible, help homeowners behind on their mortgages work out being able to stay in their homes.



Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French

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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 50%
    6 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 25%
    6 years
  3. Chapter 13: 25%
    6 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Law Office of Christian Cooper

5247 E. The Toledo, Suite A
Long Beach, CA, 90803-1888


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of TroyUniversity of Southern California1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Staff AttorneyPublic Counsel2011 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Christian Cooper2008 - Present
Research FellowThe Williams Institute2007 - 2008
Legal InternUnited States Attorney's Office2007 - 2007
Legal InternLos Angeles County Public Defender2006 - 2006
Legal InternLambda Legal2006 - 2006
Legal InternHIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance2005 - 2005
Publications CoordinatorThe Recording Academy2001 - 2004
ProducerUnivision Online2000 - 2001
New Media EditorMarketplace Productions1998 - 2000
InternThe White House, Office of the Press Secretary1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Long Beach Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys AssociationMember2010 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los AngelesMember2004 - Present
MensaMember2002 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember2008 - 2010
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual FreedomMember2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re R.L.S. and M.D.S.Chapter 13 plan confirmed, lien successfully avoided and second mortgage was converted from a secured to an unsecured debt, to be paid off at 23% along with other unsecured debts.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Southern CaliforniaInternational StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Pro Se ClinicFiling for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy2013