Named Shareholders: R Brent Cooper, John A Scully
Number of partners: 17
Number of lawyers: 33
Cooper & Scully, P.C. is known for its vast experience in trial and appellate work and for providing aggressive representation. In addition to litigating complex cases from their inception, clients and other law firms retain the firm on the eve of trial to try cases prepared by other lawyers and to handle post-verdict or appellate phases of cases tried by other counsel. Cooper & Scully, P.C. has extensive experience litigating virtually all areas of law. The firm represents private and public entities in a broad range of litigation and other legal matters, including complex multiparty and class-action lawsuits before federal and state courts. The firm also handles federal and state regulatory and agency proceedings and alternative dispute resolution matters, such as arbitration, summary jury trial and mediation.
Main Areas of Practice:
Cooper & Scully appellate attorneys have experience in all aspects of appellate practice including evaluating potential appeals and original proceedings as well as perfecting appeals preparing briefs and petitions for writ of mandamus and oral argument. The firm’s appellate attorneys have briefed and argued landmark cases in the Texas Supreme Court, Texas intermediate appellate courts and federal appeals courts, creating both procedural and substantive law. As a result, clients and other attorneys frequently ask Cooper & Scully to take over cases on appeal. Additionally, the firm’s appellate section provides support for trial teams throughout litigation to protect the clients’ interests in the event of an appeal. The appellate attorneys draft and argue complex discovery motions, dispositive motions, expert challenges, trial briefs and jury charges. They also assist with preservation of error at trial, post-verdict motions, preparation of the judgment and perfection of any appeal.
Cooper & Scully represents entities in litigation that has become a prevalent part of today’s business climate. The firm’s attorneys represent multinational companies, small partnerships and individuals in prosecuting and defending business tort claims, contract disputes, trade-secret claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, real estate disputes and other business matters.
The firm represents commercial contractors, subcontractors and residential builders in cases involving alleged construction defects, personal injury matters, and contract and commercial disputes.
Cooper & Scully’s attorneys are at the forefront of this highly regulated and rapidly evolving industry, maintaining a comprehensive health care practice encompassing virtually every aspect of health care law. Cooper & Scully represents hospital systems, academic centers, physicians, physician groups, managed care organizations, nursing homes, pharmaceutical companies, and other health care entities. Cooper & Scully’s attorneys have successfully represented clients in complex commercial litigation, class actions, provider reimbursement litigation, medical malpractice lawsuits, managed care litigation, medical staff and peer review disputes, and ERISA-related litigation. The firm serves as coordinating counsel for one of the nation’s largest health care organizations and has served as national counsel on birth injury litigation for several hospital systems. Cooper & Scully also counsels clients on state and federal regulation, including Stark and Anti-Kickback compliance, Medicare reimbursement, survey and certification, Medicare Advantage, HIPAA, lJCAHO accreditation and EMTALA.
Cooper & Scully’s insurance attorneys are at the forefront in the development of Texas law in the area of bad faith. The firm’s attorneys have successfully tried numerous bad faith cases. They have the experience to analyze and evaluate the exposure presented by these cases and to advise clients on how to minimize risks. Cooper & Scully understands the most complex insurance matters. The firm represents insurers and insureds in disputes over coverage afforded by various policies. In addition, Cooper & Scully is among a relatively small number of firms that are equipped to represent reinsurers on various matters.
Intellectual Property Litigation:
The firm represents businesses and individuals in intellectual property litigation. It has represented nationwide retailers and local specialty stores in trademark, trade dress and trade secret actions. The firm provides representation concerning insurance coverage aspects of intellectual property disputes. The firm’s attorneys have negotiated and drafted licensing agreements and have handled domain name disputes and disputes involving trademark or copyright infringements arising from website content.
Labor & Employment:
The firm offers transactional, litigation and riskassessment services in employment law. Its transactional services include severance, non-disclosure and noncompete agreements.
The firm’s attorneys have litigated complex matters involving a variety of products such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, gasoline additives, fuels, toxic chemicals, breast implants, asbestos, motor vehicles, helmets, tires and tire rims, underground gas storage tanks and construction products. The firm has significant experience in representing makers of medical equipment and pharmaceutical products.
The firm’s attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable about the transportation industry and understand the vital importance of early investigation and evaluation in issues of losses. Additionally, it uses state of the art technology to investigate and reconstruct accidents.
Cooper & Scully advises its property management clients on preventing litigation through risk assessment and risk strategy review. The firm focuses on providing adequate security and other safety training to management and administrative personnel. The firm also represents residential and commercial clients in personal injury lawsuits, suits arising out of third-party criminal acts committed on the clients’ property, and lease disputes.