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Cooper, Stephen M.

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117 South 2nd StreetGeneva, IL 60134-2711
Phones: 630-232-6170
877-391-7889
Fax: 630-232-6180
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Stephen M. Cooper, a lifelong resident of Geneva, Illinois is one of the most experienced and distinguished litigation attorneys in the Chicago area. His vast and varied trial practice since 1973 has included extensive experience in many different aspects of civil, criminal and matrimonial litigation.  Following his graduation from the University of Wisconsin, Stephen served in the United States Peace Corps for two years before attending law school at the University of Illinois...

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Stephen M. Cooper, a lifelong resident of Geneva, Illinois is one of the most experienced and distinguished litigation attorneys in the Chicago area. His vast and varied trial practice since 1973 has included extensive experience in many different aspects of civil, criminal and matrimonial litigation.  Following his graduation from the University of Wisconsin, Stephen served in the United States Peace Corps for two years before attending law school at the University of Illinois. While in law school he earned the prestigious distinction of becoming a member of the Order of the Coif. Stephen received his law degree in 1971 and was admitted to the practice of law in Illinois that same year. He then served as a judicial law clerk for the United State Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit for two years before returning to his home-town of Geneva, Illinois to enter private practice.

Stephen is a member of the trial bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and is admitted to practice before both the Seventh Circuit United State Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has served as committee member for the Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions, a mediator in the Kane County mediation program, and an Instructor for the Illinois Public Defender trial practice program. He has also testified as an expert witness in attorney malpractice cases and fee disputes. Stephen continues to concentrate his practice in civil, criminal and matrimonial litigation.

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Practice Areas
Civil LitigationCriminal LitigationMatrimonial Litigation
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 1971U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial BarU.S. Court of Appeals 7th CircuitU.S. Supreme Court
Other Affiliations
Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions (Committee Member) Kane County Mediation Program (Mediator) Illinois Public Defender Trial Practice Program (Instructor)
Past Positions
United States Peace CorpsUnited States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Judicial Law Clerk
Education
University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois, 1971
Honors: Order of the Coif
University of Wisconsin
Office Information
Address
117 South 2nd StreetGeneva, IL 60134-2711
Phone
630-232-6170877-391-7889
Fax
630-232-6180
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