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Michael J. Cooper

Michael J. Cooper

Personal Injury Attorney- Buffalo, New York

Email: mike.cooper@cellinoandbarnes.com
(716) 888-8888 Phone
(800) 888-8888 Toll Free
(716) 854-6291 Direct Fax
Buffalo, NY

Narrative

Since I first began to study the law, I always believed that I would be a trial lawyer. I have always felt more comfortable in the courtroom fighting for my client’s best interests than sitting behind a desk. I began my career as an assistant district attorney. During that time I tried more than 100 jury trials. Through these experiences I learned that preparation is the key to winning any trial. To be well prepared, I maintain close contact with all of the people involved in the case, and I personally handle the smallest details.

To properly handle an accident case, dedication and attention to detail are indispensable. I speak to each client personally on a regular basis. I pride myself on knowing how each client’s case is developing. With my extensive trial experience, a client never has to worry that his case is being settled because his lawyer doesn’t want to take the case to trial. I will fight the fights that need to be fought because I have no fear of the courtroom. On the other hand, I am able to recognize when a case has potential weaknesses, and will recommend a settlement when it is in the best interest of the client.

Continuing legal education is a key to being a good lawyer. I am a member of the Bar Association of Erie County and the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association. I have attended several seminars on a range of topics, including accident reconstruction, forensic analysis, toxic torts, premises liability and insurance law. I served as a judge for the Trial Technique Program at the University of Buffalo Law School and have lectured at several area high schools regarding traffic safety.

Education

  • B.A. – University at Buffalo – Cum Laude
  • J.D. – University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Licensed to practice law in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and United States District Court.

Experience

  • Trial attorney, Cellino & Barnes (1998- Present)
  • Erie County DA’s Office (1986-1998)

Honors and Professional Organizations

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • I served as a judge for the Trial Technique Program
  • Lectured at several area high schools regarding traffic safety

Community/Military Service

  • Actively involved in the United Way.

Personal

  • I reside in Clarence with my wife and 2 children. In my free time, I enjoy coaching little league baseball and football.

Practice Area(s)
Auto Accidents
Bicycle Accidents
Boating Accidents
Broken Bones and Fractures
Burn and Scar Injury Cases
Dog Bites
Drunk Driving Accidents  (Primary)
Serious Injuries
Slip & Fall Injury Accident
Spinal Cord Injury Cases
Wrongful Death

Client Thanks

I would like to thank your firm for representing our family on behalf of my late husband. This whole process was, at times, difficult for us and sometimes painful. But, we were always in good hands as Brian and Maria are two of the hardest working and sincerest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They did a tremendous job.

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350 Main Street
2500 Main Place Twr
Buffalo, NY 14202
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Buffalo, NY 14215
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Garden City, NY 11530
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New York, NY 10170
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Melville, NY
11747
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Rochester, NY 14614
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