About Cooper Law
Who is out there to represent people in the middle, with middle-class incomes that are not enough to hire high-priced attorneys?
After practicing for fourteen years, including four years working for a legal aid organization, founder Emily Cooper decided she wanted to do more to help people .
During those fourteen years, Emily observed people who could afford attorneys who charged hundreds of dollars per hour, as well as those who qualified for free legal aid. But so often she came across people who could not afford the average attorney fee rates of $250 or more and who did not qualify for legal aid. There was an obvious gap for these “people in the middle”. Founded in 2010 specifically to fill that gap, Cooper Law, LLC offers sliding fees to family law clients to assure that even those of modest means are able to obtain legal counsel in serious and life-changing family law matters.
Where we work
Are we in your area?
- Hennepin County
- Ramsey County
- Washington County
- Carver County
- Dakota County
- Wright County
- Scott County
- Chisago County
- Anoka County
- Sherburne County
- Pine County
- Isanti County
If not, contact us and see if we can help.
Dedicated and committed
Emily is a 1996 honors graduate from the University of Minnesota Law School. In her early career she practiced civil litigation and family law while an associate at a major law firm in Ohio. She then spent five years working in the corporate world as in-house counsel for a multi-billion-dollar corporation, focusing on contract negotiations and drafting. While serving as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Volunteer Attorney Program she worked to encourage and recruit attorneys to volunteer to provide pro bono representation to low income clients. She also worked for three years as a staff attorney for a legal aid organization where she represented low income, abused and disabled individuals. In 2010, Emily was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Committee for Equality and Justice.
Attorney of Counsel
Rebecca’s practice is completely devoted to family law. Rebecca graduated from Mitchell Hamline School of Law with a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, where her studies took her as far as Israel and London. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from St. Catherine University.
Rebecca spent twenty years in the corporate world working for HealthPartners before making a career change to practice law in her passion area of family law. Rebecca realizes that clients seeking family law services are experiencing one of the most stressful times of their lives and her aim is to help relieve some of that stress by guiding her clients through the complex legal system and advocating for them at every turn.
In law school, Rebecca spent three years volunteering with the Mitchell Hamline Family Law Self-Help Clinic. Rebecca is a member of the Minnesota Bar Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Minnesota Women’s Lawyers, and the Warren E. Burger Inn of Courts.
Prior to joining the firm, he represented indigent defendants at the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office and the Ramsey County Public Defender’s Office. He also worked in insurance defense and at a boutique business law firm in the east metro. He taught in a paralegal studies program for several years and still teaches a master’s-level class at a non-profit university. Adam is the current Chair of the Minnesota Bar Association’s Social Security Disability Law section and he volunteers each month with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV), where he provides free legal advice to veterans and their families.
When he’s not practicing law or teaching, Adam enjoys reading books on history, especially military history and Roman history, taking walks, and tending to his garden. Adam lives in Northeast Minneapolis with his crazy cat, Foxy.
In August 2013, Crystal came back to Cooper Law as a full-time paralegal, taking over the Social Security department. She became a SOAR Advocate in January 2014. Crystal has a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies. She enjoys snowmobiling, going for walks, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Oksana is a 3rd year law student at Mitchell Hamline School of Law completing her Juris Doctor Degree. When she is not busy with school or assisting clients, she spends her time reading, volunteering, traveling and playing with her dog, Lucy.
Michael graduated from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in June 2020. He has been working with Cooper Law since May 2019, first as a law clerk and now as an associate attorney. Prior, he clerked for the 10th Judicial Public Defender’s Office in Anoka County representing clients on bail hearings and pre-trial hearings.
Kendra has been with the firm since August 2019. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She hopes to use her background in the hard sciences to bring something unique to Cooper Law.
She is currently earning her Juris Doctor degree through Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s evening program.