Ian M. Cooper

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Oakland, CA

Law Offices of John E. Hill, A Professional Corporation
 | 333 Hegenberger Road, Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: 510-588-1000
Fax: 510-729-6333
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Attorney Profile

At The Law Offices of John E. Hill, Ian M. Cooper is an attorney with over two decades of experience who represents those in Oakland, California, and the surrounding areas in legal matters related to workers’ compensation. The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization has certified him as a specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law, and for his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Cooper takes an aggressive approach to protecting the rights of his clients, opting to take a case to trial rather than settle for less than what his clients deserve. He has a deep understanding of how an injury can affect the life of any worker, and he works to hold companies and corporations accountable for injuries on the job.

A member of The State Bar of California and the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, Mr. Cooper earned a Bachelor of Arts at Humboldt State University in 1984 and went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1992. Since then, he has represented injured workers in matters of denied claim appeals, disability awards and medical treatment disputes. 

With a long list of successful cases and happy clients behind him, Mr. Cooper has a reputation as a zealous advocate for the underdog and will stop at nothing to get injured workers the compensation they deserve as they deal with medical bills, loss of income and suffering.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
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Workers' Compensation (100%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Ian Cooper

Admitted: 1992, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.hill-law-offices.com/attorneys/ian-m-cooper/


  • AV Preeminent rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014 - 2019, 2019
  • Northern California Super Lawyer in 2015 and 2016

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist Worker's Compensation Law, The State Bar of California Board Of Legal Specialization:  2008 to 2019, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association, 2019
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
  • State Bar of California
  • California, 1992


  • Hughes v. State of California, Cal Wrk. Comp. PD LEXIS 332 Rating of permanent disability favorable to injured worker. WCAB held that the trial judge was not restricted to using the combined values chart from the AMA Guides to permanent  impairment. In the absence of overlapping disabilities the trial judge correctly used simple addition to combine the injured worker's permanent disabilities.  , 2018
  • County of Alameda v. WCAB (Cortes), 84 Cal. Comp Cases, 98;  2018 Cal Wrk. Comp. PD LEXIS 400 (writ denied). Award of 100% permanent disability upheld on appeal despite apportionment of permanent disability to non-industriatl factors where industrial portion of disability is excess of the 100% permanent disability rating, 2019
  • Lopez v. Blue Ox Blue Ox Tree Co., 2011
  • Laury v. R&W Concrete Contractors, 2011

Educational Background:

  • Humboldt State University, B.A., 1984
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Office Location for Ian M. Cooper

333 Hegenberger Road
Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94621

Phone: 510-588-1000

Fax: 510-729-6333

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Last Updated: 8/6/2019

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