James S. Cooper Partner

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Areas of Expertise

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction Disputes/Defects
  • Employment/Wage and Hour
  • Business Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Representative Experience
James Cooper's areas of expertise include real estate, employment law, construction disputes, and complex business litigation. Mr. Cooper has tried numerous complex jury and non-jury trials. Mr. Cooper is also an experienced appellate law attorney who has briefed and argued over 25 matters in state and federal appeals and has three published opinions.

Professional Affiliations
Mr. Cooper is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the California Association of Realtors, and the Southland Regional Association of Realtors. He is a licensed real estate broker.

Presentations and Articles
Mr. Cooper is author of the articles entitled:

"Setting The Table For Rent-Controlled Evictions" published in Apartment Owners Association News (March 2012).

"Los Angeles Guest House Rentals Face Dilemma" published in Apartment Owners Association News (July 2011).

"Choosing The Right Contractor For Your Home Improvement Project" published in Valley Lawyer (June 2011).

"New Impediment For Settlement Of Cases Subject To Rent Control" published in Apartment Owners Association News (August 2009).

"Extricating The Small Player From Construction Defect Litigation" published in Meely's Litigation Report (2003).

Community Activities
Mr. Cooper volunteers as a solo guitar performer for charity events.

Academic Background
Mr. Cooper received his JD from Loyola Law School and his BA from the University of California at Berkeley.

Interests
Mr. Cooper is a professional classical and jazz guitarist. He is a certified scuba diver and an avid racquetball player.