COMPLEX LITIGATION

Litigation is a process, not a product. It involves strategic thinking, calculated implementation, and effective written and oral advocacy. Studies consistently show over 98% of cases filed are resolved before trial. A successful resolution is a direct result of effective planning and preparation. And, for the 2% that don't settle, you need someone who can communicate effectively.

Cooper Shattuck is experienced with all facets of complex litigation including multi-district litigation (MDLs), construction, environmental, defective products, personal injury, wrongful death, consumer fraud, class actions, employment, bankruptcy, financial, oil and gas, healthcare, and intellectual property. 

Unlike most attorneys who focus on specific types of litigation, Cooper has extensive experience in a wide variety of cases for governmental entities, small and large corporations, and individuals.

Construction Litigation


Including defaults involving large projects in multiple states and Puerto Rico

  • Large commercial projects
  • State projects
  • Federal projects
  • Public works
  • Delay claims
  • Construction contract disputes
  • Arbitration
  • Change orders
  • Surety claims
  • Surety rights
  • Surety takeovers
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Claims for additional work
  • Latent defects
  • Notice of default
  • Bankruptcy




Environmental Litigation


  • Multiple cases arising out of numerous issues related to ruptured or leaking underground pipelines and underground storage tanks.
  • Cooper played an integral role on behalf of the state of Alabama in the litigation resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
See Environmental & Natural Resources page.




Products Liability


  • Workplace tools and equipment
  • Consumer products
  • Motor vehicles
  • Aircraft
  • Construction materials




Personal Injury & Wrongful Death


  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Aviation accidents




Employment Litigation


  • Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Race discrmination
  • Wage and hour
See Corporate General Counsel page.




Bankruptcy Litigation


  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 13
  • Trustee representation
  • Debtor's claims
  • Creditor's claims
  • Involuntary filings
  • Relief from stay
  • Priority
  • Claim valuation
  • Secured status
  • Nondischargeability
  • Fraudulent transfers
  • Preferences or preferential transfers
  • Adversary proceedings




Financial Litigation


Prosecuted and defended financial institutions in a host of contract and tort claims including:

  • Force placed insurance
  • Credit life insurance
  • Compliance
  • Lender liability
  • Forgeries
  • Fraud
  • Safe deposit boxes
  • Commercial paper
  • Negotiable instruments
  • Inter-bank claims
  • Workouts
  • Bankruptcies
  • Shareholder litigation
  • Collections
  • Conversion
  • Wrongful foreclosure
  • Foreclosures
  • Credit reporting
  • Participation agreements




Oil & Gas


  • Leases
  • Participation agreements
  • Exploration
  • Production
  • Sales




Healthcare


  • Nursing homes
  • Hospitals
  • Compliance
  • Malpractice
  • Medicare claims
  • STARK
  • Acquisitions and mergers
  • State regulation
  • CON Board
  • Joint Commission
  • Insurance contracts and claims




Intellectual Property


  • Right of publicity
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Patents




Multi-District Litigation (MDLs) & Class Actions


  • Consumer fraud
  • Lender violations
  • Environmental
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Compliance