John L. Cooper

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John L.Cooper
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6711

John is a member of the Litigation, Trials, and Appeals practice group at Parsons Behle & Latimer.

John received his JD degree from the University of Utah, graduating with highest honors and earning election to The Order of the Coif.  While attending law school, John served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Robert Shelby at the United States District Court, District of Utah.  John also worked as a summer associate at Parsons Behle & Latimer.

Before joining Parsons Behle & Latimer, John worked a twenty-four year career in law enforcement, serving as a police officer, detective, and supervisor. John earned his undergraduate degree, a B.S. in mechanical engineering, from Northwestern University.

In his free time, John enjoys canyoneering, snowboarding, and coaching youth baseball.

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University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 2016)

- The Order of the Coif
- Quinney Award (Ranked 5th in class)
- CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Property, Legal Research, State & Local Government, Trusts and Estates, Takings, Outdoor Recreation Law, Gambling and Gaming Law, Criminal Procedure, and Estate Planning.
- College of Law Outstanding Achievement Awards: Civil Procedure, Land Use, and 19th Century Disadvantaged Groups.
- Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge Robert Shelby of the U.S. District Court, District of Utah

Northwestern University (B.S. Mechanical Engineering)

- Member: Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)


U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah


University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law