Our Attorneys

Rex H. Elliott



Rex Elliott co-founded Cooper Elliott in 1995. He is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years of complex civil litigation experience. He has numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements and takes a client-first approach. He has served as an expert witness on various legal topics, frequently lectures about trial tactics and has been called upon by judges and high profile community leaders to handle their legal matters and those of their families and close friends.

  • More than 30 years of litigating cases throughout the U.S.
  • Voted Super Lawyer each year since 2005
  • Voted Super Lawyer Top Lawyers in Ohio and Top 50 in Columbus
  • Awarded Distinction of America's Best Lawyers
  • Selected by peers to receive President's Award for Excellence
  • Served on Boards of Ohio Association for Justice and Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Frequent lecturer on trial topics
  • Proud father of four daughters

Rex's Mission

I want to protect my clients and make a real difference in their lives. I left big law firms because I did not find representing faceless corporations with deep pockets fulfilling. My number one job is to protect my clients and to make sure they get the results they want.

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.

$1,250,000 Settlement

for an executive defamed by his employer.

$3,165,000 Settlement

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

$1,200,000 Settlement

for investors defrauded in viatical insurance investment scheme.

$2,825,000 Jury Verdict

for a brain injury caused by an assault by bar patrons.

$1,770,000 Settlement

for a high school student's death arising out of car accident.

$950,000 Jury Verdict

against a surgeon who botched a shoulder surgery, severing and failing to repair the spinal accessory nerve.

$1,300,000 Settlement

for a woman who suffered leg injuries and loss of income caused by a car crash.

$1,000,000 Settlement

for a motorcyclist who suffered injuries caused when a car pulled in front of him.

$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
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second 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, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association


  • Denison University, two-time All Ohio Athletic Conference Wide Receiver, MVP Senior year and a member of the Denison University Hall of Fame
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Summa Cum Laude (top 2%), Editor of the Law Review, was awarded one of two graduate school fellowships university-wide and was published in the Syracuse Law Review

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