Jackie S. Cooper
Jackie handles professional liability and negligence claims involving healthcare providers, including hospital systems, nurses, physicians, pharmacies, pharmacists, and medical device designers and manufacturers, as well as law firms and attorneys. She also advises and represents businesses, organizations, and individuals in the following areas:
• Personal injury;
• Premises and products liability;
• Fraud, breach of contract, and fiduciary obligations;
• Directors and officers liability; and
• Employment disputes, claims and litigation.
Jackie assists her clients in pre-suit investigation and evaluation and in litigation, as well as in all phases of operations and risk and quality management. She believes that everyone deserves effective and efficient representation and she develops an individual plan designed to make the most of the facts, witnesses, documents, opponents, and venue in each matter. She also has extensive experience with electronic discovery, or ESI, an ever present issue, and advises clients on current and best practices.
Jackie is proud to have been a part of the team, along with Cooper & Scully Shareholder, Diana Faust, that won Michael Morton his freedom and exoneration based on actual innocence after he spent more than 25 years in prison. Jackie worked on Michael’s case with others, including Cooper & Scully attorneys and legal assistants and the New York Innocence Project, on a volunteer basis, for more than eight years, first as a law clerk and then as an attorney. They obtained DNA testing of critical evidence, the results of which led to Michael’s release. Christine Morton’s murderer has also finally been brought to justice.
Jackie was born in a small town in upstate New York and grew up in Florida. She attended Southern Methodist University on a merit scholarship and studied print journalism and liberal arts. She worked in the Houston office of Cooper & Scully as a secretary, receptionist and office manager while attending law school at the University of Houston. She has been practicing at Cooper & Scully, PC, in Dallas since 2005. Jackie and her husband, Mark, have three young daughters and a French bulldog. Jackie is an avid supporter of The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and often presents on current legislative issues in community and public school settings.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2006
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2007
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2008
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2008
J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2005
B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2001
Texas Bar Association, Litigation Section
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center - Friends of DCAC Board Member
Muscular Dystrophy Association
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence: Professional Liability in Texas, 2017 TADC Winter Seminar, February 1-5, 2017
The Freeing of Michael Morton, 31st Annual Litigation Update Institute, Sponsored by The State Bar of Texas (January 15-16, 2015)
Defending Michael Morton, 7th Annual Jolly Roger Hal Jackson Memorial Criminal Law Seminar (December 12, 2014)
E-Discovery in Construction Law, John Wesley Raley and Jackie Cooper, Third Annual Cooper & Scully Construction Symposium Seminar, January 2008
E-Discovery, John Wesley Raley and Jackie Cooper, The Cooper & Scully Transportation Seminar, June 2008