Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Wills
  • Personal Injury Law

W. Michael Cooper

Of Counsel

Michael Cooper obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1995 and J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law in 2002. Mr. Cooper is a Professional Engineer and registered Patent Attorney. He has significant experience in many aspects of product development and DoD Program Management. Mr. Cooper’s primary practice areas include patent prosecution, intellectual property, commercial and government contracts, and business law.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland Court of Appeals, 1985
  • U.S. District Court of Maryland, 1985


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1984
  • University of Chicago School of Hospitals and Clinics, Respiratory Therapy Program, 1983
  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts in Biology, 1979

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member and Past President of the St. Mary’s County Bar Association 
  • Chairman of the St. Mary’s Pro Bono Committee
  • Mediator of Custody and Visitation Issues for the Circuit Court of St. Mary’s County
  • Member of the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission
  • Member of the Rotary Club of Lexington Park
  • Member of the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Patuxent Partnership
  • Member of the Small Business Roundtable

Community Involvement

  • St. Mary’s County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Board
  • St. Mary’s County Mental Health, Alcoholism, and Drug Abuse Advisory Council
  • Chairman of the St. Mary’s County Disabled Persons Review Board
  • Chairman of the St. Mary’s County Marcy House Review Board
  • Volunteered as a youth soccer coach for approximately 16 seasons
  • St. John’s Church Pastoral Advisory Council
  • Catechism teacher at St. John’s Church
  • Volunteer coach of the St. Mary’s Ryken mock trial team for seven years