Charles H. Cooper
Co-founder / Owner
Chip Cooper co-founded Cooper Elliott in 1995 and has tried cases throughout the United States. He has been a trial lawyer for more than 30 years and has achieved numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements in complex state and federal cases ranging from wrongful death to medical malpractice to business fraud. Chip takes pride in being an innovator of trial methods, and he has taught trial skills to law students and experienced trial lawyers.
- More than 30 years of experience litigating cases throughout the U.S.
- Recipient of Martindale-Hubbell "AV Preeminent" rating from other lawyers, the highest rating possible
- AVVO rating of 10.0
- Selected by peers for Super Lawyers designation each year since 2008
- Presenter at American Board of Trial Advocates "Masters in Trial"
- Recognized by Best Lawyers each year since 2005
- National Trial Lawyers Top 100
- Ohio Supreme Court-approved mentor of new attorneys
- Top 50: 2023 Columbus SuperLawyers
- Recognized in Cleveland Magazine's "Top Attorneys" for Cleveland and Columbus
The civil justice system should be available to everyone. My career is devoted to providing that access, and to using my skill and experience as a trial lawyer to secure meaningful outcomes for those who come to me for help.
Representative Verdicts and Settlements
for the family of a man electrocuted by faulty wiring installed by an HVAC company.
for the abuse of a child by a volunteer at a church-operated daycare.
for the death of a young mother and injuries to her husband in an automobile accident.
award plus attorney fees and interest for the family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash.
for college student who suffered hearing loss when beaten outside a campus bar.
for injuries caused by excessive use of force by police officers.
for the family of a mother killed in a car crash by a drunk driver.
award plus attorney fees for the family of a motorcyclist killed by a careless tractor-trailer driver.
for breach of contract and business interference.
for breach of a contract to sell real estate for development.
for an individual wrongly deprived of royalties.
for 10,500 Ohioans whose credit information was misused by TransUnion Corp.
for consumers against an insurance company that improperly charged premiums without first obtaining approval from the Ohio Department of Insurance.
for investors defrauded in viatical insurance investment scheme.
for the family of a 4-year-old child killed by a stove that the apartment complex had not secured.
for the family of a patient whose doctor failed to provide proper care for her at Mount Carmel.
for the estate of a tow truck operator who was struck and killed while helping a stranded motorist.
for shoulder dystocia injury at birth due to the obstetrician's negligence.
for the death of a man and injuries to his wife from a car accident.
summary jury verdict for USDA inspector who was defamed by the owner of a company.
*The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.