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Christian Norton Cooper

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Long Beach, CA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Christian Cooper

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christian

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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.


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Law Office of Christian Cooper
5247 E. The Toledo, Suite A
Long Beach, CA, 90803-1888

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Posted by Philip | June 14, 2013
Highly recommended professional
Amazing! Christian went above and beyond what my expectations were in all aspects of my Ch.7 filing. Complete and professionally done through the entire process. Thank you! Philip
Posted by daniel | July 16, 2012
Highly recommend
From the consultation to the discharge Mr Cooper was very honest and up front. Even on the initial call, he didnt hesitate to spend time with me on the phone and discuss my needs and point me in the right direction. I felt that his fee was completely reasonable and fully earned! Thank you Christian!
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2012
BK Lawyer
I hope all is well with you Christian! Just wanted to say thank you again for all that you have done for me. I'm on my way to financial recovery and this all started with you. Again, thank you so much. I wanted to acknowledge you for having such a huge impact on my life and for being such a powerful contribution. You are awesome and not that you would or should ever forget that, but I wanted to remind you of it anyways. It's unfortunate that I had to file but I'm glad you were on my side. I feel like such a huge weight has been lifted off my back. You made it easy. You made it simple. You made it possible. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2012
Chapter 7 BK
Christian Cooper is a breath of fresh air. The most honest, integris lawyer I have met! And I have dealt with quite a few! First of all he is very Thorough from the beginning and makes sure you understand everything before he takes any steps. He does exactly what he says he will do and goes beyond the call of duty. Very reachable and a great communicator, He is very understanding and puts the needs of the client before HIS Pocket! What a change? I would recommend him to anyone who needs to file a BK:))
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Posted by Scott | December 10, 2011
I would recommend Christian Cooper to anyone who needs a great BK law firm!!!
Christian Cooper did an outstanding job handling my bankruptcy. He was patient with me, always answering my questions and was very thorough. As a result my 341 trustee meeting went very smoothly and quickly. I give him five out of five stars!
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2011
Best Bankrupty attorney look no further!!
I was referred to Christian through a friend who had used his services. I was beyond pleased with how wonderful he was through this entire process of filing BK. I was so pleased how upfront and honest and what an excellent communicator he is. He followed through on everything he said he was going to do and explained things in perfect detail. I would reccomend him to anyone that needs the Best Bk attorney who will hold your hand through it all and get the job done.. Thank u again!
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2011
Trustworthy attorney
I recently had a consultation with Christian. I wasn't sure if I qualified for bankruptcy, and if I did, I wasn't sure it would be the best option. After analyzing my finances, Christian was able to show me that bankruptcy didn't make sense in my situation. In other words, he was honest and up front with me even though it didn't help his bottom line. He discussed alternative solutions with me and I left feeling much better than when I walked in. I was impressed with Christian and wouldn't hesitate to recommend a friend or family member to him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2011
Knowledgeable and goes the extra mile
I have worked with Christian professionally and he's fantastic. First of all he's very knowledgeable about bankruptcy law. But I also really like and respect that when I've asked him things he doesn't know, he won't B.S. me, he says he'll look into it and get back to me ... and he does. There are a lot of complexities in bankruptcy laws and Christian is the guy I would trust to help me navigate my way through them.
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Work Experience

  • Staff Attorney
  • Public Counsel
  • 2011 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Christian Cooper
  • 2008 - Present
  • Research Fellow
  • The Williams Institute
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Los Angeles County Public Defender
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Lambda Legal
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Publications Coordinator
  • The Recording Academy
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Producer
  • Univision Online
  • 2000 - 2001
  • New Media Editor
  • Marketplace Productions
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Intern
  • The White House, Office of the Press Secretary
  • 1996 - 1996
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  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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.


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Mensa
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Order of Troy
  • University of Southern California
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (7)
Endorse Christian
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christian really knows how to take care of his clients and make them feel comfortable during trying times. I have known Christian since law school and feel comfortable recommending him to anyone considering chapter 7 bankruptcy."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christian is a skilled and professional Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy attorney. Bankruptcy does not need to be scary, yet most people find it to be a grueling and tiring emotional journey. It is best to find an attorney who appreciates this feeling and can remain patient and helpful as the debtor makes the transaction into a debt free lifestyle. I have worked with Christian personally and I know Christian has spent thousands of hours working with low-income debtors and others who are truly struggling emotionally with the difficulties of weeding through their financial underpinnings. He answers his client's phone calls promptly and will never pass you off to a paralegal or clerk. People looking for an attorney can trust that Christian will manage their affairs in a competent and professional manner."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Christian for a couple of years now and I have found him to be a very capable and empathetic attorney. I would not hesitate to refer my friends, family and clients to him for bankruptcy issues."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Christian oversees and supervises my volunteer work at Public Counsel, among other great work that he does at Public Counsel. We assist indigent debtors in filling out bankruptcy forms and in advising them regarding same. Christian is friendly, knowledgeable and gains instant respect from both the attorneys and the Debtors due to his informed responses, his friendly demeanor and expertise. He is a pleasure to work with and I always look forward to my volunteer work with him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christian is smart and detail-oriented. He has demonstrated a commitment to assisting individuals in need of financial help."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Cooper is an excellent attorney whom I hold in high regard. He is professional, courteous, and goes the extra mile to help his clients achieve their goals."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Cooper and I were peers in law school. We worked together on numerous projects. I owe much of my success in law school to his contribution to those projects and his assistance while studying for exams. His work ethic is unmatched, and his writing skills are impeccable."
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