Passion. Experience. Diligence.


The law office of James P. Cooper III, PLC, is based in Los Angeles, California and it has provided legal defense to individuals facing criminal charges in state and federal criminal justice systems since 1993.  Attorney James P. Cooper represents clients in need of effective, experienced criminal defense and counsel.

Experienced Attorneys 
The attorneys at the law office of James P. Cooper III have more than 30 years of combined experience handling a broad spectrum of defense cases, including but not limited to:

  • RICO
  • Murder
  • DUI
  • Tax Evasion
  • Appeals
  • Domestic Violence
  • Bank Robbery/Robbery
  • Rape/Sex Crimes
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Fraud and Money Laundering
  • Juvenile Crimes

James P. Cooper III has been a criminal defense attorney since 1986, starting his career with the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office.  His years of accumulated trial experience and negotiations with prosecutors at both the state and federal level have benefited countless clients.


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Managing Attorney

James P. Cooper

Mr. Cooper has been practicing in the area of criminal defense for 20 years, and he has tried several hundred jury trials, including capital cases, murder, sex crimes and robbery cases.  Mr. Cooper is experienced in the defense of complex crimes such as death penalty litigation, white collar offenses, RICO matters, major narcotics, and issues concerning professional licenses.  In addition, Mr. Cooper is an experienced appellate attorney, and he has handled hundreds of appeals and writs in both state and federal courts.



UCLA School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1986

B.A., History, 1983

Activities & Affiliations

• Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
• State Bar of California
• California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

California Public Defender Association

Bar Admissions

• State of California, 1986
• U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1987
• U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1993

•United States Supreme Court, 1993

• U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2000