Scott Cooper specializes in personal injury law with an emphasis on motor vehicle accident and insurance cases. An active member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ), Mr. Cooper served as its 2012-13 President. He is also Chairman of its Legislative Policy Committee and serves on both the Executive Committee and Board of Governors. Scott was recently appointed by Pennsylvania Governor-Elect Tom Wolf to Co-chair, and help lead, a Transition Team review of the Department of State/Commonwealth for the incoming Administration.
Admission Dates & Jurisdictions
1994 – Pennsylvania and United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
1996 – District of Columbia (inactive) and United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2000- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Mr. Cooper received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law (1993) and his B.A. from the University at Albany (1990).
Honors & Awards
Mr. Cooper is a past President of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ). In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Mr. Cooper was named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® as one of the top 100 lawyers in the Commonwealth. In 2008, Mr. Cooper was honored by PAJ and awarded its prestigious Milton D. Rosenberg Award for leadership and efforts for victims’ rights. In 2005, Mr. Cooper received the Association’s prestigious George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award for outstanding appellate advocacy. In addition, Mr. Cooper has been selected for inclusion as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® every year from 2006 to the present, including 2014, and in 2005 was a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars. He was also voted “Reader’s Choice Attorney” by Harrisburg Magazine. In 2014 and 2015, he was named a Top Lawyer by the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal for his personal injury work on behalf of Plaintiffs. He has also been named to the Best Lawyers In America for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014. In December 2014 he was named a “Select Lawyer” by Susquehanna Style Magazine. In March 2015 he was invited to membership in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. In the upcoming June 2015 edition of Harrisburg Magazine he will be named a Local Legal Leader 2015 for his work in Personal Injury & Auto Accidents.
Mr. Cooper is also a member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA), American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the Pennsylvania and Dauphin County Bar Associations.
Include Erie Ins. Exch. v. Baker (Pa. Supreme Court); Rupert v. Liberty Mutual (Pa. Supreme Court); Prudential v. Colbert (Pa. Supreme Court); Richmond v. Prudential (Pa. Superior Court en banc); L.S. v. Eschbach (Pa. Supreme Court); Wirth v. Aetna (Pa. Supreme Court); Blood v. Old Guard (Pa. Supreme Court); Nationwide v. Schneider (Pa. Supreme Court); Nationwide v. Tannenbaum (Pa. Supreme Court); Cooper v. Schoffstal (Pa. Supreme Court); Craley v. State Farm (Pa. Supreme Court); State Auto v. Pro Design (Third Circuit); Sackett v. Nationwide (Pa. Supreme Court and Superior Court); State Farm v. Rosenthal (Third Circuit); Generette v. Donegal (Pa. Supreme Court); Orsag v. Farmers (Pa. Supreme Court); GEICO v. Ayers (Pa. Supreme Court); Dixon v. GEICO (Pa. Superior Court); Archibald v. Kemble (Pa. Superior Court); Smith v. Rohrbaugh (Pa. Superior Court en banc); Allstate Prop. and Cas. Ins. Co. v. Wolfe (Pa. Supreme Court).
Mr. Cooper is an editor for the leading treatise on Pennsylvania Auto Insurance released in December 2012, the Third Edition of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Insurance: An Analysis of the Financial Responsibility Law. He is also an editor of the supplements for the Third Edition which have been released in 2013 and 2014 and was also a contributing editor on the Second Edition of the treatise.
He is also the author of “The A to Z of Civil Depositions in Pennsylvania” published by PBI Press in February 2013. The text is a manual for attorneys who need assistance and ideas with handling various types of civil depositions in the Pennsylvania state and federal courts.