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Kenneth O. Cooper

Of Counsel

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Brinkley Plaza 80 Monroe Ave, Suite 800 Memphis Tennessee 38103


901-312-9414 (direct)
901-334-4512 (direct fax)

901-527-0214 (local)
901-527-8224 (fax)
800-421-0979 (toll free)
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Areas of Practice

General Liability
Product Liability
Transportation Law
Insurance Coverage & Defense
Labor & Employment


Mississippi; Tennessee


University of Mississippi, B.A. 1995;

University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D. 1999

Honors and Awards

Contracts Negotiation Award - 1997; University of Mississippi School of Law

Mr. Cooper represents individuals, businesses, employers, and insurers in civil liability matters, including commercial litigation, transportation/FELA litigation, premises liability defense, personal injury defense, products liability defense, healthcare liability defense, maritime cargo transportation litigation and employment matters. He has represented multiple Class I and Class II Railroads in FELA, RLA and mass tort litigation, including asbestos and alleged cumulative trauma.

Mr. Cooper has litigated matters in both the state and federal courts of Tennessee and Mississippi, including trial and appellate work. He is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. He regularly presents for Lorman Education Services and NBI.

He received his B.A. at the University of Mississippi, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Representative Client Work

Campbell v. BNSF Ry. Co., 600 F.3d 667 (6th Cir. 2010);

Williams v. Baptist Memorial Hospital et. al. 193 S.W.3d 545 (Tenn. 2006);

Spears v. Canadian National/Illinois Central R.R. Co., 189 Fed. Appx. 468 (6th Cir. 2006);

Davis v. Cotting Carriers, 102 Fed. Appx. 938 (6th Cir. 2004)

Warren v. Terex Corp., 328 F. Supp. 2d 641 (N.D. Miss. 2004)

Court Admissions

Tennessee; Mississippi

US District Courts of Western Tennessee,

Northern District of Mississippi, Southern District of Mississippi;

United States Court of Appeals for 5th, 6th, and 11th Circuits

Professional Affiliations

Mississippi Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Memphis Bar Association

National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

Community Involvement

Member - Grand Krewe of Ptolemy;

Member - Carnival Memphis, a philanthropic organization which raises money for multiple children's charities, and promotes the commerce of the Mid-South, its civic leaders, and businesses.

Youth sports coach and sports ministry volunteer - Christ United Methodist Church and Christ Methodist Day School, Memphis.

Chairman - Christ Methodist Day School Spirit Fund 2015-2016

Publications and Lectures

Lectures for NBI and Lorman Educational Services