Mark G. Cooper

Mark G. Cooper is a partner in the Southfield office of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss. He is a member of the Firm's Litigation Practice Group, specializing in commercial and general liability matters with a focus on construction defect, development and contract issues, real estate litigation, business torts and contract disputes, intellectual property and trade secrets litigation, professional liability and all aspects of insurance coverage, for both insurers and policyholders, including comprehensive opinion recommendations.

Mark regularly litigates, tries and arbitrates complex disputes. He has extensive first-chair experience in all facets of litigation, including numerous trials, arbitrations and other methods of alternative dispute resolution. Additionally, Mark provides overall risk management and insurance-related consulting services to businesses in a myriad of industries. Mark is also a trained mediator and is selected by his peers to mediate disputes or to serve as an arbitrator.

Mark is also currently a member of the Firm's Board of Directors.

Mark earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri and is a cum laude graduate of Michigan State University Law School.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lawyer of the Year - Insurance Litigation
  • dBusiness Top Lawyer, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Michigan Super Lawyer, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Published Works

  • "Early Expert Evaluation, ADR in the Context Of Insurance Coverage And Indemnity," Mark G. Cooper and Hal O. Carroll, ADR Quarterly, Vol 19 No. 4, Jan, 2012
  • "The Whole Truth: Full Disclosure Essential When Completing an Application for Insurance," Michigan Lawyers Weekly (2010)
  • "Most Contracts Have Indemnity Agreements," Michigan Lawyers Weekly (2009)
  • "Adventures in Construction Joint Ventures: Insurance and Indemnity," The Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law (2008)
  • "Insurance Law, Survey of Michigan Law," Wayne Law Review (2001)
  • "A New Approach to Medical Malpractice: The Liability of HMOs For Member Physician Negligence," Det. C.L. Review (1994)
  • "Liability of the Physician in Charge," Michigan Bar Journal (1994)
  • "When Doctors Go Bare: Compensation Beyond the Underinsured Physician," Michigan Bar Journal (1994)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Meadowbrook Center for Learning - Board of Directors
  • State Bar of Michigan—Member
  • State Bar of Michigan Insurance and Indemnity Law Section—Past Chairperson and Council Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association—Member
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation—Fellow
  • Defense Research Institute—Member
  • American Bar Association—Member
  • American Inns of Court—Master of the Bench