Stephen W. Cooper

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Cooper Law Firm Chartered
 | 1201 Yale Place, Suite A 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-470-9663
Fax: 612-338-3596
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (40%),
  • Civil Rights (30%),
  • Appellate (30%)
Attorney Profile

Stephen W. Cooper is a labor law attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As the founder of The Cooper Law Firm, Mr. Cooper handles matters involving civil rights, whistleblower lawsuits and general litigation. He represents employees throughout the Twin Cities region.

Mr. Cooper has more than 40 years of experience and provides dedicated representation to his clients. He is committed to providing effective legal representation and aggressively advocating for the rights of individuals who are the victims of illegal or unfair employment practices.

Over the course of his career in labor law, Mr. Cooper has successfully litigated and settled numerous major cases. He has experience in state and federal courts and at the trial and appellate levels.

Prior to founding The Cooper Law Firm, Mr. Cooper served as the Commissioner of Human Rights for Minnesota. This role enabled him to draft various anti-discrimination laws in the state of Minnesota.

Mr. Cooper is the recipient of several awards for his success in the legal industry over the years. He is a former guest on various media outlets and instructor at law schools and the continuing legal education seminar. He is also AV Preeminent* peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available rating by the organization.

Mr. Cooper received his bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University and earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law. He obtained a license to practice law in both Minnesota and Georgia in 1976. He holds a license to appear in state and federal courts in both states, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 8th Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (40%)

Civil Rights (30%)

Appellate (30%)


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Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005

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About Stephen Cooper

Admitted: 1976, Minnesota

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Minnesota
  • Georgia

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Director of the Neighborhood Justice Center
  • Commissioner of Human Rights for Minnesota
Office Location for Stephen W. Cooper

1201 Yale Place
Suite A 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Phone: 612-470-9663

Fax: 612-338-3596

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Last Updated: 6/12/2019

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