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Andrew Cooper litigates cases throughout all regions of Texas and Louisiana.  He has 20 years of experience in securing favorable results and efficient resolution of matters in a wide variety of areas, including personal injury, transportation/trucking, insurance coverage, commercial, premises liability, maritime, automotive, product liability, and Longshore/worker’s compensation.

Representative Experience

Defense to favorable verdict of oilfield services company in multi-vehicle accident case in Reeves County for fraction of $20 million amount demanded by Plaintiff in trial.

Verdict of no liability in auto personal injury case in Brazoria County.

Favorable verdict in trucking case in Harris County for amount below multi-million dollar final demand.

Voluntary dismissal of amusement industry client in Harris County and successful prosecution to agreed judgment of declaratory action regarding co-defendant’s alleged indemnity agreement.

Defense resulting in voluntary dismissal of manufacturer of allegedly defective motorcycle part in Harris County.

Defense resulting in voluntary dismissal of boiler manufacturer client in asbestos case in Dallas County.

Defense to voluntary dismissal of retaliatory discharge case in Dallas County.

Defense to voluntary dismissal of worker’s compensation discrimination case in Midland County.

Successful appeal of default judgment in Dallas County resulting in remand to trial court.

Pursuit and oversight of multiple claims for defense and indemnity from insurance carriers regarding underlying litigation cases against boiler manufacturer.

Successful pursuit of recourse under employer’s liability policy for defense of asbestos claim.

Defense of owner of automobile service bay in Tarrant County resulting in minimal settlement.

Defense of motion for new trial and appeal in negligence case in Dallas County leading to denial of motion for new trial and dismissal of appeal.

Summary judgment for boiler manufacturer client in defense of claims of asbestos exposure in Harris County.

Summary judgment for grocery store client in defense of premises liability and negligence claims in Dallas County.

Defense and settlement in Galveston County of legal malpractice case.

Successful litigation in Orleans Parish of preliminary injunction against condominium homeowners’ association on behalf of individual condominium homeowners and successful defense of injunction on appeal.

Defense resulting in voluntary dismissal of workers’ compensation claim for alleged underpayment of indemnity benefits.

Successful pursuit of contractual indemnity claim for defense of maritime personal injury case in Western District of Louisiana.

Successful defense of vessel manager against indemnity claim by vessel owner in Eastern District of Louisiana.

Prosecution to favorable settlement of suit for negligence, gross negligence and breach of contract against termite service company and its insurers in Orleans Parish.

Defense to favorable settlement of multiple trucking, chemical exposure, premises liability, products liability, DTPA, automotive, maritime injury, allision, personal injury, Louisiana direct action, Longshore, Defense Base Act, and Louisiana worker’s compensation claims.

Successful prosecution and settlement of Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and Louisiana workers’ compensation liens in third party claims.

Preparation of multiple insurance coverage opinions regarding commercial general liability, professional liability, environmental, and underground storage tank policy claims.

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Education, Admissions & Activities

Education

The University of Texas School of Law

J.D., 1999
American Journal of Criminal Law, Editor in Chief

Pepperdine University

M.A, 1995

Pepperdine University

B.A., magna cum laude, 1991
English & Humanities

Bar Admissions

Texas

2003

Louisiana

1999

Court Admissions

United States District Court of Texas

Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western

United States District Court of Louisiana

Eastern and Western

Professional and Community Activities

Louisiana State Bar Association