Kimberly Cooper


Kimberly Cooper has practiced law as a trial lawyer since 1984. She has litigated over one hundred cases, both bench and jury, and has resolved cases through alternative dispute resolution. She is admitted to practice before all state trial and appellate courts in the State of Tennessee as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She has been licensed to practice in all state trial courts in the State of Texas since 1992.

Mrs. Cooper was a court officer and legal research assistant to the Honorable Robert S. Brandt in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. She also served as an Administrative law Judge for the State of Tennessee Department of Education from 1990 until 1999 where she heard cases dealing with special education issues. She was legal counsel to the Tennessee State Board of Education where she served as a liaison between the State Board of Education and the Tennessee General Assembly, lobbied the Tennessee General Assembly on school-related issues, drafted rules and regulations for the State Board and represented the Board in education matters.

She served as in house counsel for St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company (formerly United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company) where her area of concentration was insurance defense litigation, including automobile, liability, worker’s compensation, property, subrogation and civil rights litigation.

She has been affiliated with the present firm since 2000 where her focus is medical malpractice defense and general litigation.

Mrs. Cooper received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree cum laude from the University of Tennessee in 1981 with a major concentration in political science and English. She attended the University of Tennessee College of Law where she received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1984. She served on the Moot Court Board and was Associate Editor of the Judicial Newsletter. She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Nashville Bar Association. Her primary areas of concentration have been insurance defense litigation, civil rights litigation, personal injury, school related litigation and medical malpractice defense litigation.

Mrs. Cooper is actively engaged in numerous community organizations and Boards including the Junior League of Nashville, Inc., The Nashville Symphony Orchestra League (board member from 2000 until 2007, President 2003-2004), Interfaith Dental Clinic, Belmont Mansion Association (Board member since 2005 to present), Outstanding Yong Women of America and Pi Beta Phi Alumnae. Outside interests include golf, travel, scuba diving, water skiing and various other athletics.

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