Scott B. Cooper

Scott B. Cooper (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

Scott B. Cooper

Attorney in Harrisburg, PA
2005 - Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association - George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award 2008 - Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association - Milton D. Rosenberg Award for Distinguished Service
2006 - American Law Media - "Lawyer on the Fast Track"
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Top 100) , 2011 (Top 100), and 2012 (Top 100) Pennsylvania SuperLawyer named by Law & Politics/Philadelphia magazines
2005 Rising Star
Contributing Editor - Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law (2nd Ed.) and (3rd Ed.) - Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
717-836-1698
Free Consultation
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 4.8 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
Other Areas of Law
Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Medical Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Insurance, Pedestrian Injuries, Plaintiffs Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

Peer Reviews (24)

Peer Reviews (24)
AV Rated
4.8/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Appellate Practice, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Automobile Liability, Automobile Negligence, Civil Litigation, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance, Personal Injury Defense and Accidents
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.8/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.8/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.8/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.8/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.8/5
Peer Reviews (24)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 07/19/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Scott Cooper is highly regarded by every Judge that I know - Judges often look to him for discussions on important issues.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/08/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Scott is well known to all auto law PI practitioners in Pa as a leading authority in auto law. He speaks on all the most important programs and argues Plaintiff cases before all appellate courts in Pa. He is a skilled trial lawyer as well. He also testifies before Pa House and Senate Committees on leading litigation related legislation. Scott is held in very high regard by his colleagues.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 07/27/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have known Mr. Cooper professionally for several years. He is one of the finest most ethical attorneys I have had the privilege of knowing. He is well deserving of an "AV" rating.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/20/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Scott Cooper is an outstanding attorney and extremely well-respected in the legal community.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/10/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/08/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/02/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 07/02/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 07/02/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. Cooper is widely regarded as the most knowledgeable lawyer on auto insurance and liability issues in the state of Pennsylvania. He has authored a frequently cited treatise on those subjects and has lectured to state trial judges and trial lawyers associations on those topics. He deserves the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 06/29/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 06/23/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Scott Cooper is an extraordinary lawyer. Honest, ethical, hard working and universally repected. He deserves an AV rating from this prestigious organization. Neil O'Donnell
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 06/22/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Excellent attorney in all aspects of practice.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 05/02/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 09/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 09/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have had the opportunity to refer several cases to Mr. Cooper with excellent results for my clients.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 09/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
One of the top experts in Pa. on insurance law and related personal injury law.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 09/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 09/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 09/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Scott is an outstanding lawyer in all respects and is highly regarded and respected in the community.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 09/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Scott is one of our area's most competent and respected attorneys.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 09/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Scott is an exceptional lawyer whose great knowledge and skill are matched by his high professionalism and courtesy. He is an honorable fellow who treats his adversaries with utmost respect. He is a helpful lawyer who is very generous with his time, whether it be as a volunteer lecturer or a private chat. He is a real good guy.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 09/02/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
In addition to his level of competence within his legal practice, Attorney Cooper is also very much in tune and involved legislatively. He has been involved with legislative efforts on Capitol Hill, has been involved with learning, teaching and understanding legislative mandates and predicting their impact on the practice of law as well as on clients. Attorney Cooper has exemplary legal skills.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 09/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
1.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 09/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
1/5
Analytical Capabilities
1/5
Judgment
1/5
Communication Ability
1/5
Legal Experience
1/5
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in 1994, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania 1996, District of Columbia and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Additional Payment Information
Free Initial Consultation
Law School Attended
Widener University School of Law
Class of 1993
J.D.
University Attended
State University of New York at Albany
Class of 1990
B.A.
Associations & Memberships
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations American Association for Justice (formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America)Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association) (President-elect; Board of Governors; Past Chair, New Lawyers Section; Member: Membership Committee; Education Committee; Long Range Planning Committee).
Representative Cases
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).

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Schmidt Kramer PC
209 State Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17101
U.S.A.
Phone
717-888-8888
Fax
717-232-6467
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Scott B. Cooper
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Schmidt Kramer PC
209 State Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17101

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