During the course of his 25+ years of practicing law, Ivan has focused on written and appellate advocacy in both state and federal courts. Ivan has appeared as counsel of record in numerous appeals, and assisted with countless others. In addition to appellate work, he also provided pre-trial and trial support in a wide array of cases, ranging from complex commercial disputes to personal injury.
Ivan is admitted to practice in both Alabama and Texas, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
Phelps Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1994-1996
Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & Laboon, Dallas, Texas, 1996-1997
Lightfoot, Franklin & White, Birmingham, Alabama 1997-2019
Ivan Cooper Law, LLC 2019-Present
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1991 - University of Alabama, B.S.
1994 - Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D.
Service and Honors
Dedicated to advancing the practice of appellate law, Ivan was appointed to the task force that formed the Appellate Practice Section of the Alabama State Bar and has served as its secretary, vice chair and chair. He has served on the Planning Committee for the 11th Circuit's Appellate Practice Institute since its inception and chaired its 2010 seminar event.