About Lance

Lance is the founding partner of The Cooper Firm and represents clients in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. He specializes in product liability cases involving automobile design and manufacturing defects. Lance has been lead counsel for plaintiffs in a large number of jury trials, including trials against General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Kia, Chrysler, Honda, as well as other motor vehicle manufacturers. He has successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases, has received numerous multi-million-dollar jury verdicts and settlements, and has been involved with the opening of Beasley Allen Law Firm’s new office in Atlanta.

Notable Cases

Lance has successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases and has received numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements. His 2014 wrongful death case against General Motors (Melton v. GM, 14A 1197-4) exposed the cover-up of faulty ignition switches resulting in millions of recalled vehicles.

Professional Affiliations

A member of the State Bar of Georgia and the State Bar of California, Lance Cooper is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association. Lance served as the president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association from 2002 to 2003 and is a past president of the Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association.


Lance received his law degree in 1989 from Emory University, where he was a G. Joseph Tauro Scholar and editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985.

Community Involvement

In addition to his law practice, Lance is actively engaged in numerous community and charitable activities. He and his wife, Sonja, are the proud parents of five children, Rachel, Rebekah, Michelle, Asa and Aaron.


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. 1989
  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A. 1985


  • California
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of California
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Cobb County Bar Association

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