8044 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Chad D. Cooper
Life in the Law
Chad works mainly on business litigation matters and alternative dispute resolution. He has close to twenty years practicing law, including twelve years at a “BigLaw” firm. Chad spent his first four years of practice as a Philadelphia lawyer before returning to southwest Ohio, where he grew up. He believes that most business disputes may be resolved without filing a lawsuit, but real life in business does not always work out so well.
If litigation is necessary, Chad has handled commercial litigation, contract disputes, intellectual property litigation, banking and lender liability, real estate disputes, business torts, personal injury cases, construction litigation, professional liability, employment disputes, and civil rights and municipal liability cases. Chad has represented manufacturers, banks and financial services companies, real estate firms, small businesses, trusts and estates, insurance companies, medical providers, local governments, and service companies.
Chad has successfully handled many disputes through arbitration, mediation, and interest-based negotiation. He encourages the use of collaborative and cooperative law for disposing of business disputes without going to court.
Chad was selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2007 to 2009.
Chad earned his law degree in 1996 from the University of Notre Dame Law School. He was on the staff of the Journal of College and University Law and was a founding member of the St. Athanasius Debating Society. He did well in school, spending half of his semesters on the Dean’s List. At Notre Dame, he stormed the field after the 1993 “Game of the Century” against Florida State.
Chad earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1992 from Wheaton College (IL) where he was a National Merit Scholar and Presidential Scholar. He was on the Wheaton College Debate Team and a member of the Pi Kappa Delta Forensics Honor Society. He never stormed any fields at Wheaton.
Work with Clients
Chad has represented small businesses and large companies. He has represented manufacturers in trade secrets cases. He has prosecuted copyright infringement claims. He has handled partnership breakups. Chad has tried consumer sales practices cases. He has represented banks in class action lawsuits. He has defended a real estate developer against business tort claims. He has successfully resolved patent infringement claims against a manufacturer.
Chad has used collaborative law techniques to salvage a business relationship between a service provider and its most important client. He has successfully mediated a multi-plaintiff personal injury claim. Chad has enforced his clients’ rights to send consumer claims to arbitration. He has successfully defended a car dealer in contract arbitration. He has helped a consumer products company agree to a structured negotiation plan with a former business partner to avoid litigation.
Chad has provided pre-litigation counseling. He has taught classes to clients’ employees to promote litigation avoidance.
In the Community
Chad is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association. He is involved with the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance, including the Government Issues Committee. He is a member of the Butler County Bar Association.
Chad is a past member of the American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Consumer Financial Services Committee. He is a past Chair of the Dayton Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee. He is a past team leader of the DBA’s Carl Kessler Inn of Court.
Chad is a member of the Notre Dame Club of Cincinnati and is involved with the Club’s Lawyers Committee.
Chad is a member of Church of the Redeemer Episcopal Church in Hyde Park, Cincinnati. He is a past board member of the Center for Intervention, Treatment and Addiction Research.
Outside the Law
Chad has four children. He likes to bake pies and cakes. At 40, Chad started running and has finished four half-marathons. He enjoys the outdoors and likes to read history. Chad likes to think that he still plays the cello, but really he does not.