Christine Cooper joined the firm in 2016 and became a Member in 2018. Her practice encompasses a variety of matters, such as commercial litigation, business torts, construction law, intellectual property disputes, and alternative dispute resolution.
Although she has been involved in a wide range of litigation matters, Christine's practice is now focused on out-of-network billing advocacy and defense. As part of that advocacy, Christine works with third-party administrators, plan sponsors of employee medical benefit plans and brokers. Central to the services provided are the advocacy and defense of plan members who are faced with out-of-network and balance billing claims by medical care providers at all stages of collection activity, from provider billing to jury trial and appeal.
Christine has a passion for technology and has found ways to incorporate that passion into her practice, including her work for the firm’s Out-of-Network Defense clients. Moreover, she is experienced in all facets of e-discovery, including collection and processing documents for review, managing large scale document reviews, and preparing and implementing document retention policies (which ultimately saves her clients time and money). Christine stays current on the latest legal technology making her litigation practice run smoothly and efficiently.
Christine also takes seriously her obligation to help those that cannot afford legal services by volunteering her time. Christine has represented many parents fighting for custody of their children in court-appointed cases before the Ohio Courts of Appeals. Prior to returning to Cleveland, she was an active volunteer for the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, helping individuals obtain Certificates of Qualification for Employment and advising individuals seeking clemency. She is now an active volunteer for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.