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We get results.

Our success is not a coincidence. It’s achieved because our attorneys are aggressive, experienced and dedicated, and because we devote the necessary resources to every case we handle.

“Cooper Elliott’s reputation precedes it. No firm in Central Ohio instills more confidence in its clients and more doubt in its adversaries. The Cooper Elliott attorneys are the utmost legal professionals; their judgment, instincts, work ethic, research/analytical abilities, people skills, tenacity, creativity, fairness, and fearlessness would serve any business or personal interests well.”

Mark Holbrook

Sometimes success is more than money.

At Cooper Elliott our job is to achieve your vision of justice. Sometimes that means obtaining non-monetary changes or outcomes that juries and judge cannot provide. Here are a few recent examples of what our clients asked us to achieve:

Doe Families v. Local School District

Cooper Elliott achieved a settlement that included significant rule changes in a school district.

Entine v. Lissner

Cooper Elliott obtained an injunction in favor of a student who was improperly prevented from having a service animal in her sorority house.

Doe Family v. Local Hospital

Cooper Elliott achieved a settlement that included discussions of changes to a hospital's policies. The judge in the case said that, in her experience, this was meaningful but rare: "I heard Mr. Cooper talk about the OSU policies ... And I hope that truly is part of your agreement or understanding ... that doesn’t happen all the time ... This Court’s experience, in cases that I’ve presided over similarly, we don’t often get that piece, where the other person involved, the defendant or the representative, is willing to engage in those sort of changes ... I hope that that does happen for you."

Doe Immigrant v. Doe Attorney

Cooper Elliott achieved a critical admission from an attorney that allowed the family to return to the U.S. and not be subject to a 10-year bar from the United States.

Doe Family v. ABC Companies

Cooper Elliott obtained an agreement for safety devices to be periodically checked, with written certification of compliance to be provided to the family.

Doe Family v. Doe Apartment Complex

Cooper Elliott required the defendant to install safety devices in all units that would have prevented the injury that caused the death of the family's son and make a public service announcement regarding the importance of the safety device.

I had a claim for a motor vehicle collision that injured me. Cooper Elliott represented me and did an outstanding job. The intake process was easy and provided me clarity about expectations, the communications throughout the case were timely, excellent and helpful, and my expectations were met. The case was eventually resolved through mediation, and through the process I felt that I was capably represented by outstanding lawyers.”

Eric Brown

I had a rather complex issue with a tough neighbor. Several people were involved and resolution seemed impossible at times. I even thought I would have to move! After several failed attempts at finding lawyers, I met Jeff Kenney with Cooper Elliott. Jeff surveyed my situation personally and remained in close contact as we moved forward. Phone calls from him to the local bureaucracies expedited the situation and within a short time the issue was resolved! This firm really cares about doing the right thing.”

Richard Espich

Rex Elliott and his team have been outstanding! From day one, the entire Cooper Elliott team have been accessible, compassionate, caring, and supportive. I consider Rex Elliott and Sean Alto to be family. They have been by our side every step of the way as we go through our tough journey.”

Cory Foltz

After my fiancé was in a car accident, we hired Cooper Elliott. From the first call to the end of our settlement, everyone at the firm was very professional and caring. They took their time with us and answered questions very thoroughly and caring. They care about you as a person. Ben Cooper is very professional in depositions and mediation. He explained the process in detail. worked hard, and returned our phone calls and/or emails promptly. They are an excellent group and would highly recommend them and would use their services again.”

Kim Krajcik

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

Confidential Settlement

for woman who was victim of hazing at a sorority.

$3 Million + Recovered to Date

recovered to date for a family whose child/sibling died as a result of hazing.

Multi-million dollar settlement

for the family of a young man who was killed when a sporting goods store illegally sold a firearm to a convicted felon.

Confidential Settlement

for man who was shot several times at a bar.

$11.43 Million Recovered to Date

for resolved hazing claims against fraternity members, national fraternal organizations, and University.

$3.6 Million Jury Verdict

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

$5.9 Million Jury Verdict

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

$5.7 Million Jury Verdict

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

$7.5 Million Jury Verdict

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

$2.8 Million Jury Verdict

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

$2.5 Million Settlement

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

Confidential Settlement

for a woman who fell in a negligently maintained parking lot.

$3 Million Injury Settlement

settled claims involving injury to a party guest who was encouraged to dive into a swimming pool.

Confidential Settlement

for man who suffered catastrophic injuries when tractor-trailer performed an illegal U-turn and blocked all lanes of traffic.

Confidential Settlement

for woman who was sexually assaulted at a fraternity.

Confidential Settlement

for a young man injured due to fraternity hazing.

Confidential multi-million dollar settlement

for a young woman who was injured by negligent maintenance of a defective amusement ride.

$1.7 Million Jury Verdict

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

$2.7 Million Settlement

for a spinal cord injury caused by excessive use of force by police.

Confidential Settlement

for the family of a woman who died after an ER doctor and hospital failed to treat her stroke.

Confidential Settlement

for a baby’s death due to inattentiveness by a babysitter.

$1.7 Million Settlement

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

$1.1 Million Settlement

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

$635,000 Settlement

for a young girl injured at a daycare facility.

Confidential multi-million dollar settlement

for woman who suffered traumatic brain injury after rear end traffic crash.

Confidential Settlement

for a Dog Bite Case.

$650,000 Settlement

for man who was injured when tractor-trailer illegally changed lanes, pushing him into oncoming traffic

Confidential Settlement

for a young woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury sustained while in a rideshare vehicle.

Confidential multi-million dollar settlement

for family of man who died due to a defective median barrier.

$630,000 Settlement

for a child’s death caused when a poorly maintained porch collapsed.

$225,000 Settlement

for scars to a young boy’s face caused by a vicious dog.

$1,000,000 Settlement

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

$775,000 Jury Verdict

for a woman whose foot was crushed in a car crash.

$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.

$290,000 Settlement

for injuries caused by a Ross County officer’s excessive force.


Confidential Settlement

for the family of a woman whose doctor failed to treat her stroke.

Confidential Settlement

for a man injured during negligently performed implant procedure leading to amputated limb

Confidential Settlement

for the loss of intellectual property due to a law firm’s negligence.

Confidential Settlement

for an immigrant due to negligence by his former immigration attorney.

$641,000 Jury Verdict

for a man wrongly convicted due to attorney malpractice.

$625,000 Settlement

for injuries to a patient caused by inattentive nurses.

$565,000 Settlement

for failure to properly diagnose and treat a patient following coronary bypass surgery.

$2,607,000 Jury Verdict

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

$950,000 Jury Verdict

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

Confidential Settlement

for a client whose criminal conviction was caused by legal malpractice.

Confidential Settlement

for the family of a resident whose death was caused by nursing home negligence.

Confidential Settlement

for a patient whose dentist failed to timely diagnose and treat a tumor.

Confidential Settlement

for delayed diagnosis of oral cancer leading to more invasive therapy needed

Business Litigation

$117 Million Settlement

for plant explosion settlement. Process occurred over 2 years and involved potential first party bad faith claims.

$4.4 Million Jury Verdict

for breach of contract and business interference.

$3.5 Million Jury Verdict

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

$2.3 Million Settlement

for an individual wrongly deprived of royalties.

$2.7 Million Jury Verdict

for business owners defrauded in the sale of their business.

$1.1 Million Arbitration

award achieved in ownership dispute.

$980,000 Settlement

for breach of fiduciary duty and business interference dispute.

$706,000 Arbitration

award for franchisee in business dispute.

$450,000 Settlement

for an auto dealership against the franchisor.

$180,000 Jury Verdict

for a business owner against his partner in a breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duties case.

$140,000 Jury Verdict

for a business owner cheated out of a deal.

$900,000 Settlement

for a business whose property was stolen due to another business’s failure to provide adequate security.

$476,000 Jury Verdict

for a company whose former employee wrongfully used confidential materials in setting up a competing company.

Confidential Settlement

for technology consultant in billing dispute.

Civil Rights and Employment

$10.5 Million Verdict

case involving discrimination of a transgender job applicant and the wrongful termination of the company HR employee who offered the transgender individual employment.

Confidential Settlement

for sex discrimination of female physician.

Confidential Settlement

for physician subjected to handicap discrimination and retaliation.

$1.25 Million Settlement

for an executive defamed by his employer.

$900,000 Settlement

for a family subjected to racially discriminatory treatment by a school district.

$850,000 Settlement

for a female employee sexually harassed by her male employer.

Confidential Settlement

for violation of a female student’s privacy by a teacher.

$638,000 Arbitration

for a CEO who was terminated without cause.

$495,000 Settlement

for women who blew the whistle on the Ohio Attorney General, resulting in his resignation.

Confidential Settlement

for multiple victims of abuse by teacher.

$458,000 Jury Verdict

award plus attorney fees for a woman wrongfully arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Confidential Settlement

for a student abused by a teacher.

$160,000 Arbitration

award to a victim of sex discrimination.

$138,000 Settlement

for a victim of race discrimination.

$100,000 Settlement

for a motorist who was wrongfully shot by police.

Confidential Settlement

for the victim of a sexual assault by her co-worker.

$651,000 Jury Verdict

for a deputy sheriff who suffered injuries when a prison doctor failed to warn that a prisoner who was being transported might be faking paralysis.

Confidential Settlement

for a woman who suffered harm when a private correctional facility allowed a prisoner to escape.

$623,000 Jury Verdict

for a woman who was sexually assaulted.

$2.7 Million Settlement

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

Confidential Settlement

for African immigrant who experienced racial discrimination at work.

$137,500 Settlement

for inadequate medical care by a jail.

Confidential Settlement

for an inmate who was beaten by corrections officers.

Confidential Settlement

for our client and against The Ohio State University that included an order preventing the University from our and her service dog from a sorority house.

$150,000 Settlement

for an employee whose employer failed to pay her commissions.

Civil Rights/Wrongful Conviction

$2.325 Million Settlement

settlement with judgment of wrongful imprisonment for client falsely convicted of murder based on a forensic investigator’s perjury.

$1.9 Million Settlement

settlement with judgments of wrongful imprisonment for co-defendants falsely convicted of child abuse because government concealed evidence of innocence.

$1.75 Million Settlement

settlement with judgment of wrongful imprisonment for client falsely convicted of murder based on now-outdated understanding of forensic science.

$350,000 Settlement

Settlement with judgment of wrongful imprisonment for client falsely convicted of assault because government concealed evidence of innocence.

Personal Injury

1.15 Million Bench Trial Verdict

for bicyclist hit by driver causing brain injury.

$515,000 Settlement

for rear-end car crash with shoulder injuries requiring surgery.

Consumer and Class Action

Confidential Settlement

for multiple trucking companies cheated through fuel rebate scheme.

Confidential Settlement

for truck drivers defrauded by a rewards program.

$3.1 Million Settlement

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

$2.2 Million Settlement

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

$1.2 Settlement

for investors defrauded in viatical insurance investment scheme.

$300,000 Jury Verdict

for a homeowner with a defectively-constructed basement.

Confidential Settlement

for multiple patients for defective hip implants.

Confidential Settlement

for the family of a man killed in fire caused by a defective home appliance.

$1 Million Settlement

Helping to recover 100 million dollars in insurance proceeds involving a chemical plant explosion.


Confidential Settlement

for boy who was sexually assaulted at school event.

Confidential Settlement & license suspension

for the sexual abuse of a patient.

Confidential Settlement & policy changes

for abuse of three students in the Olentangy School District.

Confidential Settlement

for several young men who were repeatedly abused by a minister.

Confidential Settlement

for the sexual abuse of a dance student at Columbus Dance Theatre.

Confidential Settlement

for the sexual abuse of a student at West Muskingum Local School District.

*The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.

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