Our Attorneys

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

$3,664,186 Jury Verdict

for the family of a man electrocuted by faulty wiring installed by an HVAC company.

$5,999,100 Jury Verdict

for the abuse of a child by a volunteer at a church-operated daycare.

$5,725,500 Jury Verdict

for the death of a young mother and injuries to her husband in an automobile accident.

$7,568,795 Jury Verdict

award plus attorney fees and interest for the family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash.

$2,825,000 Jury Verdict

for college student who suffered hearing loss when beaten outside a campus bar.

$2,700,000 Settlement

for injuries caused by excessive use of force by police officers.

$2,500,000 Settlement

for the family of a mother killed in a car crash by a drunk driver.

$1,787,108 Jury Verdict

award plus attorney fees for the family of a motorcyclist killed by a careless tractor-trailer driver.

$4,473,000 Jury Verdict

for breach of contract and business interference.

$3,500,000 Jury Verdict

for breach of a contract to sell real estate for development.

$2,300,000 Settlement

for an individual wrongly deprived of royalties.

$3,165,000 Settlement

for 10,500 Ohioans whose credit information was misused by TransUnion Corp.

$2,200,000 Settlement

for consumers against an insurance company that improperly charged premiums without first obtaining approval from the Ohio Department of Insurance.

$1,200,000 Settlement

for investors defrauded in viatical insurance investment scheme.

$1,900,000 Settlement

for the family of a 4-year-old child killed by a stove that the apartment complex had not secured.

$2,607,000 Jury Verdict

for the family of a patient whose doctor failed to provide proper care for her at Mount Carmel.

$1,000,000 Settlement

for the estate of a tow truck operator who was struck and killed while helping a stranded motorist.

$1,100,000 Settlement

for shoulder dystocia injury at birth due to the obstetrician's negligence.

$1,600,000 Settlement

for the death of a man and injuries to his wife from a car accident.

$1,000,000 Jury Verdict

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.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates


  • University of Virginia
  • George Mason University School of Law

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