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Elliott T. Cooper

Senior Attorney

Office: Dallas
Phone: 214.712.9552
Fax: 214.712.9540


Elliott T. Cooper

Elliott is a senior attorney in Cooper & Scully’s Dallas office.  Elliott focuses his practice on litigation with an emphasis in the following areas:

- Personal Injury
- Contracts
- Insurance Coverage
- Employment
- Premises Liability
- Patent Litigation
- Deceptive Trade Practices
- Professional Liability
- Casualty and Property
- Products Liability

Elliott has successfully achieved summary judgments in patent infringement, personal injury, and insurance coverage disputes.  He has obtained favorable resolutions in numerous bad faith cases ranging from property damage disputes to professional malpractice cases.  Elliott has also developed extensive knowledge and experience in employment law matters involving covenants not to compete and nondisclosure provisions. 

Elliott was born and raised in Arlington, Texas.  He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in business administration before moving to San Antonio to attend law school at St. Mary’s University.  Elliott joined the firm in August of 2009 immediately after taking the Texas bar exam.  He and his wife, Hillary, live in the Hollywood/Santa Monica neighborhood in Dallas and enjoy taking their three dogs – one Chihuahua mix and two pugs – on walks to nearby Lindsley Park.  In his free time, Elliott enjoys competing as a member of the BBQ cook-off team the “BBQ Barristers,” and he is a devoted supporter of SMU football and basketball.


Texas, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas


J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2009
B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2005


Loss of Use Coverage, 23rd Annual Insurance Symposium, April 8, 2016

Extrinsic Evidence and the Duty to Defend, 19th Annual Insurance Symposium, March 30, 2012

Sharyland Water: Economic Loss Rule - What Questions Answered?, Cooper & Scully Webinar, December 1, 2012

Venue, 18th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 1, 2011

Defending Hurricane Ike Claims, Cooper & Scully Webinar, September 15, 2010

Gilbert Texas Construction, L.P. v. Underwriters at Lloyd's London, Cooper & Scully Webinar, June 23, 2010

Attacking & Defending the Appraisal Award, 17th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 23, 2010

Coverage Triggers and Duty-To-Defend Dilemmas, October 2009, International Risk Management Institute, Inc.

Cooper, Hensley & Marshall’s Texas Rules of Civil Procedure Annotated, 2010 Ed.


American Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Texas Young Lawyers Association