Cooper, Michael C.

Michael C. Cooper
Phone: 415-391-8139
Fax: 415-391-3898
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Michael C. Cooper is a founding partner of Carlson, Calladine & Peterson LLP and practices complex litigation focusing on professional malpractice insurance coverage disputes, bad faith, and corporate and fair housing litigation.

On an appellate level, Mr. Cooper has argued numerous matters before the California Supreme Court, the California Courts of Appeal, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has extensive experience in federal and state court practice, as well as arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution procedures. He is admitted in New York and California, and has been admitted pro hac vice in federal courts throughout the country.

Mr. Cooper evaluates cases at the outset of, or even before, litigation, and formulates cost and result effective litigation strategies. He uses his experience and expertise to approach every case differently and resolve complex problems by developing unique and often unconventional solutions. He places a high value on close and informed client relations.

Areas of Practice

  • Legal Malpractice
  • Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Fair Housing Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1984


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. – 1984
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • B.A. – 1979
    • Major: English