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Keith Clark Cope

Criminal defense Attorney at Redding, CA

5.0   23 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 30 years
    Colorado - CO 25 years
    Utah - UT 30 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Administrative - Not authorized to practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Keith

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A native of Los Angeles, in 1992 Mr. Cope graduated cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University, where he was a member of both the BYU Law Review and BYU Journal of Public Law. He ranked top in his class in Criminal Law, and likewise earned the highest grade rankings in Advanced Legal Research, Advanced Comparative Constitutional Law, Jewish Law, and Law in Film. Mr. Cope also holds a B. A. degree in Philosophy from BYU (1989), where he was one of only fourteen recipients (from a graduating class of some 4,400 students) of a University Honors Degree, BYU's highest graduating distinction.

Mr. Cope has been admitted to practice law in three states: California, Colorado, and Utah, and is also admitted to federal practice in California. He began his legal career as a Deputy District Attorney for Contra Costa County, where he was mentored by outstanding professionals, including McGregor Scott, who became Shasta County's District Attorney, and later the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California. After private criminal defense and corporations practice in Southern California, Mr. Cope began his local career as a Shasta County Prosecutor under Mr. Scott in 2001, serving for several years as a Deputy District Attorney with Shasta County. He later served over four years with Berg and Associates in Redding, California, before moving into his own practice in 2012.

Mr. Cope has conducted numerous serious and violent felony "strike" trials, and homicide prosecutions. Additional criminal trials and prosecutions include alleged sex crimes, financial crimes, fraud, DUI, domestic violence, robbery, residential burglary, battery, weapons crimes, and attempted murder. As a Senior Associate at Wehner and Perlman, LLP in Los Angeles, (1997-1999), he practiced white-collar criminal defense and specialized in defending Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations. In his private practice, he has defended a wide array of alleged serious and violent felonies, DUI charges, embezzlement, theft and drug crimes.  Finally, he has cultivated unique strategies for serving the California medical marijuana community, providing legal solutions for his clients' increasingly complex business needs, as well as routinely defending cannabis-related felony charges.

Mr. Cope brings to Northern California a wealth of talent, experience, courtroom skill, trial practice and advanced negotiation strategy. He holds a serious commitment to justice and the well-being of every client who retains him. He is here to serve you.

Location

Keith Cope, Attorney at Law
1574 West Street
Redding, CA, 96001

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Posted by Randal Nelson | June 1, 2023
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MIRACLE WORKER!
This is the top dawg lawyer that will get the case resolved in the best way imaginable. He stopped me from going to prison for the rest of my life. I got no punishment or probation on a case that other lawyers said I had no chance. He is the most honest, ethical and respectable lawyer I have ever met. You can trust him 100%
Posted by Jasper | December 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Amazing service he was able to help our family beyond all the odds against us
Posted by Brianna | November 30, 2021
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Keith is the best!
I couldn’t have had a better attorney. I felt completely confident that my case would go the way I wanted it to with Keith as my attorney, and it did! Not only is Keith amazing professionally but also really seems to personally care about his client’s lives. I would have never use a different attorney. Thank you Keith!!
Posted by Casey | January 22, 2021
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Not just an Attorney he’s a friend for life
My husband and I hired Keith 14 plus years ago. He was great on his knowledge and guided us through the many business moves we were making. He is always there for me and always when I needed him the most. I highly recommend his services, as he will go beyond the call of duty. He also represented a close friend in a criminal case and did an outstanding job. Again when you need him the most, Keith will be there always going above the standard call if his profession. When need the best, Keith cope should be in the top of your list!
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Posted by Ellie | November 11, 2020
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Thank you so much
"My uncle had a serious multiple-felony case and Keith got the felonies dismissed! We can't thank him enough" - Ellie
Posted by Marcus | January 11, 2019
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Highly reccomended
Keith Cope is an excellent lawyer and amazing human being. From the very start of the case it showed that he knew very well what hes doing in his profession. I had 2 felony charges and was facing a maximum of 10 years. I was offered no plea bargains and yet thanks to Keith who kept me believing there was hope, I was able to hold my head high through the whole year and a half that it took to finish my case. The odds were stacked against me in this situation and yet he found a way to get me not only a reduced sentence of just 180 days in jail, but he even convinced the judge to put the 180 days to the side and get me straight on probation. I do believe keith got me the best possible outcome that I could have. Hes an extremely smart man and brings a very strategic approach to the court room. You definitely can't go wrong with Keith Cope. He is highly recommended!
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Posted by Jana | October 19, 2018
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Keith Cope is a most excellent attorney
I was immediately impressed when I called the number on Keith’s website & he answered the phone! I was very stressed out & needed an attorney, he set my mind at ease right away then hecproceeded to represent me over the next 3 months with a favorable outcome in the end. I highly recommend Keith Cope if you need legal help.
Posted by Ryan | April 4, 2018
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Best lawyer ever
Mr Keith cope is an amazing attorney, he dealt with my misdemeanor case on the first court date and Ive never felt so confident in any other lawyer I’ve ever had as I was with him. I definitely reccomend him to anyone that has legal issues. Very professional soft spoken and works hard for his clients.
Posted by cotton | October 18, 2017
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Fantastic thinker...and doer
We were having a legal problem .Keith not only helped us to successfully prevail,, he was very helpful with staving off anxiety. Being a therapist, I am well aware of how important that is when dealing with stressful situations. Keith wrote a very masterful, brilliant letter to our landlord that ameliorated our situation quite favorably.This has been the best experience I have ever had with a lawyer..I semi-humourously call him My Hero.
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Posted by Greg | October 6, 2017
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ROCK STAR!
In every sense of the words ROCK STAR! We were facing what seemed to be insurmountable odds against us and Keith pulled us out of a tailspin death roll! I won't go into too many details but man, how amazing. Keith's points include - good communication skills, good judgment, analytical skills, research, people skills, perseverance, creativity! Slam dunk people!... HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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Posted by james | June 10, 2017
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Hands Down !! Best Attorney Ever!
If Keith Cope Rain for office i would vote for him! I read some of the reviews, his past clients have posted and i can only say the words like Phenomenal, Honor, Compassion , excellent , experienced in his field, all describe Keith Cope. I had a very complicated case involving convictions. Keith Cope took my case on my merit . Keith Cope never left me in the dark about my position, he had confidence in my case , never letting me stress. Keith Cope's professionalism is recognized by the courts and respect. In the Past Keith Cope was an experienced prosecutor in CCC , prior to becoming a criminal defense Attorney. Keith Cope negotiating skill are unparalleled to any counsel i have ever had met. Do your home work, go to his website. if you are in need of an attorney , I would call Keith Cope! James B
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Posted by Crystal | April 24, 2017
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I highly recommend Keith Cope
I first found Keith after searching for criminal attorneys. I am extremely happy he caught my eye. He is easy to talk to, respectful, and genuinely cares to do everything in his power and knowledge of law (which is amazing) to give you the best defense you've ever experienced. I most definitely will seek out if needed again and will recommend Keith Cope to anyone. Huge benefit to have him fighting by your side. So many thanks to you Keith for what you've done for me. Sincerely, Crystal H. Redding,Ca
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Posted by Jacquie | March 13, 2017
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Keith is the most sincere and caring Attorney you will ever meet!
My husband and I own a business and I met Keith Cope approximately 15 years ago when he came to purchase an item from us. I remember talking to Keith and recall how soft spoken and calm he was. This was not very common in the music industry. I only spoke with him that one time, however, Keith’s mannerisms and soft nature made a lasting impression on me. Fast forward to 2014, my husband was arrested and charged with shining a flashlight at a police helicopter. This act was not intentional, it was night time and he was shining the light into a tree when the helicopter flew overhead. The charge was serious and my husband was innocent. At that time, I suggested that my husband call Keith Cope, as I remembered what a caring person he seemed to be. We were a 5-hour drive from Keith and this was impracticable. We hired our first attorney, whom wanted my husband to take a plea bargain. My husband is innocent and a plea bargain made no sense. We hired a second attorney, whom was willing to fight for my husband, however he became very ill and could not finish the case. 2 and a half years now past and we were still fighting the charge. I pleaded with my husband to call Keith Cope and ask his opinion, if only for a consultation on what to do. Keith listened to my husband by phone for over an hour and he decided to take the case. Keith believed in my husband’s innocence and was willing to fight for his rights. On several occasions, Keith took the 5-hour drive to show up in court on my husband’s behalf. He proved without a shadow of a doubt that my husband was innocent and the case was dismissed! Keith assured me from day one of taking the case that he would not let my husband be charged for a crime he was innocent of. He had faith in my husband and in turn we had faith in him. I have never met a person so compassionate about his job and the people who look to him for help. Without Keith, I know my husband would have been unfairly charged.
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Posted by Jamie | October 26, 2016
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Excellent!!!
Keith's expertise, knowledge, and professionalism are unparalleled . Not only is Keith an excellent attorney, he is also a wonderful person. I can recommend no one better!
Posted by Sue | September 8, 2016
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Keith Cope ROCKS!
I have such peace of mind knowing that Keith Cope is looking out for me. I believe he is a brilliant attorney who truly does his homework. He came highly recommended to me by someone that I have alot of respect for, and he has exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Elizabeth | June 23, 2016
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Absolutely Wonderful
Mr. Cope has been my Attorney for the past 4yrs, Corp & Personal. Ive always been treated with the up most respect. Mr. Cope's professionalism and knowledge of law has been heaven sent. 5 stars and I highly recommend Mr. Cope.
Posted by Jeremy | May 10, 2016
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Like a Boss
I met Mr. Cope at the Trinity County court house and he went to bat for me on my word 20 minutes later. He kept Trinity county from really throwing the book at me, and tried his best for my transfer out. He is worth his salt and is solid council.
Posted by Nicole | April 25, 2016
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Highly recommended!!
Keith got referred to us when my husband and I were facing several criminal felony charges. After our initial meeting with Keith we both felt comfortable with him taking on our case. We didn't bother meeting with any other attorneys to discuss our case (which says a lot because I usually get 2nd opinions), and we received many lawyer marketing pieces in the mail. With this being the first time either of us have been in trouble with the law, we had no idea what to expect with the whole court process (which can be quite the lengthy process). We were told our case could take up to a year to solve. After Keith's negotiations outside of court, he was able to get our case dismissed after four months. Keith genuinely cares. He always answers the phone when we reach out to him, and he took the time to research specifics pertaining to our case so we can move with our lives. We are very grateful to have Keith as our attorney, and he is highly recommended!
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Posted by Sandra | April 5, 2016
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Gratitude for a skilled, caring, committed attorney who gets results!
I worked with Keith Kope on a case with a family member - a Vietnam vet with PTSD - who initially was both scared and distrustful. At our first meeting. I was in awe of Keith's ability to just settle in with an empathetic ear and ask questions in a such a manner that they were well received. We both left that first meeting feeling we'd found the right attorney. In what was a rather sensitive case, Keith was able to figure out exactly what needed to be done, was exemplary with working with others in the legal system, ferreted out evidence where it seemed almost impossible and finally brought the case to a close in a manner that was gratefully received. A good friend referred us to Keith and she was right - he knows what he's doing & he's the best!
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2015
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Integrity, Honor, Compassion
I was facing my 2nd dui in 2 years with a PV, naturally i was afraid. Afraid I'd lose my home, my income and my sanity. From the get go Keith assured me he would fight for me and not to worry that he had my best interest at heart. I was sure I would get the harshest sentence for a 2nd time offender with a violation but that was not the case. When it comes to finding a lawyer who is compassionate about his clients circumstances, when it comes to finding a lawyer with integrity and one who knows what it means to be an honorable man there is none better than Keith Cope. He had my high BAC enhancement thrown out, my prior thrown out so for my 2nd offense I was given the same punishment as if it was my 1st. There is no better attorney in Shasta County and if you or someone you care for is in need of proper legal representation do yourself a service and call this man. He WILL fight for you and your best interest so that you can get on with your life. He will represnt you with Integrity, Honor and compassion and ensure you the best possible outcome even better than what you think you deserve. Thank you Mr Keith Cope!
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • KEITH COPE, ATTORNEY AT LAW
  • 2012 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Berg & Associates Law Offices
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Shasta County District Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Wehner and Perlman, LLP
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Lake County
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Contra Costa County
  • 1993 - 1997
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Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cannabis Law Specialist
  • California's chapter of the National Organization for Marijuana Laws
  • 2018
  • Member, BYU Law Review
  • J. Reuben Clark School of Law
  • 1991
  • University Honors
  • Brigham Young University
  • 1989

Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Recreational Marijuana Business Law in California
  • 2018
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • California Cannabis Taxation: The Latest Rules
  • 2018
  • Brigham Young University Pi Sigma Alpha Review Volume 6, 1988
  • Patrick Devlin: Societal Order and the Public Morality
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Recreational Marijuana Business Law in California
  • California Cannabis Taxation: The Latest Rules
  • 2018
  • Recreational Marijuana Business Law in California
  • Obtaining a California Cannabis Business License
  • 2018
  • Recreational Marijuana Business Law in California
  • Banking and Financing for the Cannabis Industry
  • 2018
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • State of Cannabis Law in California
  • 2017
  • Mount Shasta Patients Group
  • Analyzing and Evaluating Forthcoming Changes to California Cannabis Law
  • 2016
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Keith is a fine and thoughtful lawyer. I have learned a lot from him over the years."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Keith for many years. He was an excellent prosecutor with the Shasta County District Attorney's Office during the majority of the time I have known him. He has since left that office to work as a private practice attorney. He has great ability in handling criminal cases, and gets good results for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keith is a driven attorney who represents his clients to the fullest. I have known him for a few years and have always found him to be diligent and competent in representing his clients. If you are a client of Keith's you can be sure you are being well represented."

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Redding Criminal defense Lawyer Keith Clark Cope
Keith Clark Cope
Criminal defense Attorney
Redding, CA
Licensed for 30 years