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   3Gerald F. Cooper Jr.Chicago(312) 422-1200jcooper@scopelitis.comjcooper@scopelitis.comScopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary PCwww.scopelitis.comwww.scopelitis.comcooperjerry.jpgWorkers' Compensation Defense LawDefends the trucking industryOwner/operator claimsIndependent contractor claims
Gerald F. Cooper Jr.jcooper@scopelitis.com
Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary PChttp://www.scopelitis.com
30 W Monroe St Ste 600
Chicago IL 60603-2427
Ph.(312) 422-1200 Fx.(312) 422-1224Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
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Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Workers' Compensation Defense Law    Defends the trucking industry
    Owner/operator claims
    Independent contractor claims
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Gerald F. Cooper, Jr. focuses his practice on complex workers’ compensation litigation. His many years of experience include the defense of employee-independent contractor issues and diverse medical issues, including heart attack and stroke.

Mr. Cooper serves as General Counsel of the Illinois Trucking Association. Mr. Cooper is a Past President and a current Director of the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association. He is Ex-Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section Council. He is also a Legal Technical Advisor to the Minority Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives. Mr. Cooper is a member of the Illinois Self-Insurers Advisory Board. Mr. Cooper is a charter member and serves on the advisory board of Illinois Leading Lawyers and has been selected as one of the top Illinois lawyers in the Illinois Super Lawyers Peer Survey Selection. Gerald F. Cooper, Jr. has been named by corporate counsel to the BTI Client Service All-Stars 2017.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1984
Ohio, 1980
Florida, 1981


Year of Birth:  1954

Law School:  DePaul University College of Law, J.D.Undergraduate School:  Miami University, A.B.

Firm Description:  
Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary serves the legal and business needs of the transportation industry on a full-service basis. With offices strategically located in many major cities throughout the United States, we offer advice and counsel to more than 5,000 transportation-related clients in the 48 contiguous states. Our capabilities rest upon the collective experience of attorneys who have represented motor carriers, private carriers, shippers, brokers, logistics companies and trucking insurers for over 30 years. In short, a sense of history and a thorough understanding of the transportation industry shape the Scopelitis firm's commitment to quality legal service.


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