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C. Benjamin Cooper


Ben Cooper knows that it takes courage to persevere in the face of a terrible tragedy.

That’s why he has dedicated his life to helping his clients do just that – exercising the law to allow his clients to reclaim their story and overcome their misfortune. Ben’s ultimate goal is to help his clients find peace, healing, and meaningful growth along their journey to recovery.

In service to his clients, he has represented people in high-profile, media-heavy cases and led numerous cases to multi-million dollar results, including record-setting verdicts and change-making settlements.

I cannot speak highly enough about Ben Cooper and Cooper & Elliott. He is exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable yet also very down to earth. Ben handled my case in a very professional way that allowed me to understand each step of the process in a very stressful situation. I was extremely satisfied with his representation and would strongly recommend both Ben and Cooper & Elliott. I am very thankful for their assistance, empathy and expertise.”
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  • Multiple multi-million dollar results, including record-setting verdicts
  • The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40
  • Began his career in Washington, D.C. at one of the world’s largest law firms
  • Top score on Ohio bar exam
  • 2022 recipient of American Association for Justice Trial Lawyer Cares Award
  • Multiple multi-million dollar results, including record-setting verdicts
  • The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40
  • Began his career in Washington, D.C. at one of the world’s largest law firms
  • Top score on Ohio bar exam
  • 2022 recipient of American Association for Justice Trial Lawyer Cares Award

Ben received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia. He began his legal career working for one of the world’s largest law firms in Washington, D.C. and clerking for a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

In 2014, Ben joined Cooper Elliott, eager to empower clients from all walks of life to use the law to stand up to powerful entities directly harming their lives.

Over the years, Ben has worked with clients who inspire him with the resilience and the drive to overcome the most difficult obstacles. He has zealously represented their interests in the courtroom and provided guidance and support throughout their fight. And he’s held clients who burst into tears after achieving justice in ways they never imagined.

Winning those cases for his clients and empowering them to take charge of their own recovery is what makes Ben proudest of his work – and he is honored to have ongoing relationships with so many of his clients.

In addition to his work at Cooper Elliott, Ben has dedicated much of his legal career to providing free legal assistance to those who cannot afford an attorney. Ben believes that everyone, regardless of background, should have access to a lawyer when they need it most. To that end, in 2016 Ben worked with several organizations in Ohio to launch a free civil legal clinic, he has volunteered his time with Legal Aid, and he’s written articles, given presentations, and authored amicus briefs to share his legal skills with the community.

“I love holding big companies and governments accountable, and being able to comfort and guide someone through a crisis. I’m grateful for the chance to help our clients, because serving others is what life is about.”

Ben lives in Worthington with his wife and two brilliant, beautiful children. Ben is passionate about music and has played and taught percussion and piano in a variety of settings for decades. He serves on the board of the Worthington Chamber Orchestra and on the Success by Third Grade Board for the United Way of Central Ohio. For several years, Ben taught a public speaking course at the University of Virginia Law School and coached moot court teams, as well.

For Ben, the best part of his work is the ability to help people rebuild their own lives in a meaningful way. He’s honored to be part of a legal system that allows people to seek justice against the powerful and, hopefully, find their voice in the process.

  • Wrongful death & catastrophic injuries
  • Civil rights
  • Malpractice
  • Complex business disputes
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • University of Virginia
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • Columbus CEO – Best Lawyers, 2023
  • American Association for Justice: Trial Lawyers Care, 2022
  • #1 commercial litigation verdict in Ohio, 2022
  • Top score, Ohio bar exam
  • Ohio
  • Virginia (inactive)
  • District of Columbia (inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • Worthington Chamber Orchestra, Board Member
  • Success by Third Grade Board for the United Way of Central Ohio, Board Member

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    Ben good lawyer, he schedule a zoom to hear my case. Could not help me, but he answer every question i had. Help me what i need... to do next, i was very helpfull. Recommended. Type of lawyer that is no looking fo the money, he really wanted to more
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    Federico RubianoFederico Rubiano
    19:47 05 Apr 24
    Even though Mr. Cooper wasn’t able to take my case, he was kind enough to point me in the right direction and answer all my... questions, regarding my matter. I appreciate your time!read more
    Kim HooverKim Hoover
    14:54 03 Apr 24
    Through the law firm Cooper Elliott, I dealt with attorney, Bart Keyes. Bart was very thorough and understood that I Had no clue... of how this process would go. Bart took the time needed to help educate me on this process for a very positive outcome.I can’t thank Bart and the staff at Cooper Elliott enough for all they have done for me. I am now able to move on with my life!read more
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    15:31 02 Apr 24
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    16:51 29 Mar 24
    My name is Anthony Johnson and I just spoke with Ben Cooper about a wrongful accusation case, unfortunately they don't take on... cases such as these but Ben gave me some valuable information and I could tell he really was trying to help me. Very knowledgeable and a great listener. Give him all call for anything law related. Made me feel more
    Brian HewittBrian Hewitt
    03:46 23 Mar 24
    I worked with Adam Richards and his team. They were empathetic to my situation and extremely professional. I don't know what I... would have done without their expert guidance and counsel. Adam really knows his stuff, and it was clear he had an excellent rapport with all who assisted in the case. Adam's communication abilities were next level. I never had to worry about getting ahold of him when needed. I know he and his team will continue to knock it out of the park for all future clients like they did for more
    Chris SullivanChris Sullivan
    14:10 02 Mar 24
    My husband, Bob and I were injured in an automobile accident in December, 2022 when someone came through a Stop sign. We... contacted Cooper Elliott, and were fortunate to work with Sean Alto and Kaela King. They came to our home several times to meet us and discuss the case, and got to know us personally as well as professionally. They really care about their clients! In addition, Michael Tonovitz stayed in contact with us to keep us informed on the progress of the case, which was resolved to our satisfaction.We highly recommend this law firm for personal injury!read more
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    14:06 15 Feb 24
    Highly Recommend Jon with Cooper & Elliott firm. He was very responsive and went above and beyond to help with our situation. ... Can't thank him enough for everything he has done for us. He will be our "Guy" moving forward for any legal help!!read more
    Ayesha AnsariAyesha Ansari
    23:14 25 Jan 24
    Excellent firm i am so glad I found cooper Elliot. My attorneys Jon and Adam helped me through the entire process
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    11:55 10 Jan 24
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    15:39 21 Dec 23
    I am so glad I found cooper Elliot. My attorneys Jon and Adam helped me through the entire process. After a traumatic experience... in my life I was confused and in pain. They worked tirelessly to become familiar with all the details of my story and represented me in a way that made me more able to process and understand the trauma myself. This was huge for me, while there’s still healing to do, I can do that work now instead of staying in a purgatory of cognitive dissonance. They didn’t just win justice for me, they are a significant part of my healing journey. They were validating, non judgmental, honest, and more
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    02:15 19 Dec 23
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    17:29 15 Dec 23
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    16:10 08 Dec 23
    Jonathan Bond handled a personal injury claim for me quickly with maximum results. He’s pleasant and enjoyable to work with, as... well as compassionate. The firm handled all the legwork of getting medical records and copies of paperwork, which not all firms do. I would recommend Jonathan to anyone and would definitely go back to him if the need were to arise more
    Joe MillerJoe Miller
    12:19 02 Sep 23
    Very satisfied! We dealt with Bart Keyes who showed genuine interest in our situation. Bart was always very quick to respond when... we had questions and kept us informed throughout the case. If you need legal representation for a commercial real estate dispute we highly recommend Bart and the Cooper Elliot firm!read more
    Melanie ZookMelanie Zook
    08:42 23 Jul 23
    I honestly struggle to find the words to describe how incredible this firm is, especially Jeffrey Kenny and Sean Alto. 7 years... ago, my family started a journey through a nightmare. When the criminal justice system fell woefully short, Jeff agreed to take on our incredibly challenging and lengthy case, with no other reason than that it was the right thing to do, and he believed we deserved justice. There were so many times when I would have understood if they walked away, but they refused and vowed to get us the justice we deserved, and almost 7 years later, they have given my family just that. I will never, ever, forget what they have done for us. We were never just another case. They made us feel like we were their ONLY case! Thank you will never come close to the gratitude and respect I have for Jeff and Sean, as well as for Cooper Elliott. They will be superheroes in our home, forever!read more
    CM BuzzardCM Buzzard
    15:30 21 Jul 23
    Everyone from top to bottom in this company is always polite and ready to help. And no matter what is thrown their way, it's... handled quickly and skillfully. Whoever represents you will show themselves to be a master in their craft. You can feel safe working with Cooper more
    Matt BoazMatt Boaz
    11:20 16 Jun 23
    I would highly recommend Cooper Elliott to any of my friends and family! Chip Cooper was extremely helpful guiding me through a... difficult process. Chip was patient with me and provided feedback during the process that kept me informed until the desired outcome was achieved. There were interactions with other staff of the firm (whose names I do not know) that were helpful as well, I was impressed with the entire team!read more
    Jason HickJason Hick
    06:30 17 May 23
    Adam Richards is the best attorney I have ever met. He is responsive and very patient (I had a lot of questions) and he truly... cares. He fought hard for me and he stands up to the bully. he is not afraid to take on anyone. Anytime I hear someone who has a legal issue I go out of my way to recommend Adam. He is unlike any attorney I have ever met. He is compassionate and he always answers his phone. There is no way I would have got the results I received with any other attorney. He was a bulldog in my case and really went to bat for me. Words cant express how grateful I am to him. His actions personally affected my life in a very positive way. He protected me in so many ways I couldn't begin to name them. It is a great feeling when you know your attorney outmatches the other party's attorney and it is more
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