C. Benjamin Cooper


What happened isn’t right—that’s how I feel when I hear our clients’ stories.  Being a lawyer lets me use a powerful set of tools to fix things that aren’t right.  It’s a way to hold big companies and governments accountable.  It’s a chance to use reason and empathy to explain someone’s story.  And it’s a way to comfort and guide someone through crisis.


Ben Cooper helps people use the law to deal with life-changing harms. His practice focuses on wrongful death, civil rights, fraud, medical malpractice, and legal malpractice cases.

Cooper has been selected multiple times by his peers as an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star, a distinction awarded to only 2.5% of Ohio attorneys under age 40. He has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40, awarded to trial lawyers who demonstrate superior leadership, reputation, and trial results.

Before joining Cooper & Elliott, Cooper clerked for the Honorable R. Guy Cole, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Before that, he practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan Lovells, one of the world’s largest law firms. During law school, Cooper served as Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law.

A strong believer in civil rights, Cooper co-founded Ohio’s first legal clinic for transgender people. Cooper teaches and guest lectures on oral advocacy at the University of Virginia School of Law. He received the top score on the Ohio bar exam.

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  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association


The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.

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