Our Attorneys

C. Benjamin Cooper

Senior Associate

benc@cooperelliott.com

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

Ben is known as a thorough, well-prepared trial lawyer who aggressively and ethically pursues his clients’ cases. He is also a skilled appellate advocate. Ben strongly believes in holding powerful companies, people, and governments accountable, and he works hard to help his clients find meaning through their cases.

  • Multiple seven-figure settlements and jury verdict
  • The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40
  • Began his career in Washington, D.C. at one of the world's largest law firms
  • Top score on Ohio bar exam

Ben's Mission

I love holding big companies and governments accountable, and being able to comfort and guide someone through a crisis. I’m grateful for the chance to help our clients, because serving others is what life’s about.

Representative Verdicts and Settlements

Confidential Settlement

for the family of a woman whose doctor failed to treat her stroke.

Confidential Settlement

for multiple trucking companies cheated through fuel rebate scheme.

Confidential Settlement

for a woman who fell in a negligently maintained parking lot.

Confidential Settlement

for a mother who lost her unborn child due to toxic gas caused by the faulty installation of a fireplace.

Confidential Settlement

for an immigrant due to negligence by his former immigration attorney.

$1,900,000 Settlement

for the family of a 4-year-old child killed by a stove that the apartment complex had not secured.

$2,607,000 Jury Verdict

for the family of a patient whose doctor failed to provide proper care for her at Mount Carmel.

$950,000 Jury Verdict

against a surgeon who botched a shoulder surgery, severing and failing to repair the spinal accessory nerve.

Confidential Settlement

for African immigrant who experienced racial discrimination at work.

$385,000 Settlement

for injuries a man suffered as a result of a rear-end collision.

Confidential Settlement

for inmate who was beaten by corrections officers.

Confidential Settlement

for a woman who suffered injuries after falling in a restaurant

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

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia (inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers

Education

  • University of Virginia
  • University of Virginia School of Law

Ready to talk?

  • 614.481.6000