Attorneys in Louisville KY
Please take a moment to review the credentials and experience of our attorneys in Louisville KY:
Michael T. Cooper:
Michael T. Cooper ( “Cooper” ), a partner, is a 1990 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. After graduating from law school, Mr. Cooper associated with and later became a partner of Hargadon, Lenihan, Harbolt & Herrington, a preeminent ( A rated ) Kentucky law firm and the oldest personal injury law firm in Louisville, Kentucky.
Mr. Cooper has litigated hundreds of personal injury cases, including trial and appellate work at the state and federal levels. In addition to his active legal practice, Mr. Cooper has taught various seminars on topics associated with his personal injury practice and is a Kentucky Board Delegate for Kentucky’s 30th Judicial Circuit. Mr. Cooper also serves as a committee member on the Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service Board and is a member of the state and federal trial lawyer associations.
Additionally, Mr. Cooper is highly rated by the prestigious Martin-Dale Hubbell Lawyer Directory. Mr. Cooper is a Kentucky native and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky.
Hal D. Friedman:
Hal D. Friedman ( “Friedman” ), a partner and founding member of Cooper & Friedman, is a Louisville native, who graduated from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 1992. Mr. Friedman started his career with the law firm Morgan & Pottinger, P.S.C. following his graduation from law school. Prior to his departure from M&P to form Cooper & Friedman, he had the distinction of being the youngest attorney to have been offered partnership status with Morgan & Pottinger, one of Kentucky’s preeminent (A rated) law firms. During his tenure with M&P, Mr. Friedman was elected by his partners to manage and direct M&P’s largest practice group and to serve on its executive committee.
Mr. Friedman and his partner Michael Cooper founded Cooper & Friedman, PLLC in 2003. The firm concentrates its practice in civil litigation, including catastrophic injury litigation (motor vehicle and truck collisions and other serious injury cases), as well as in the area of Civil Rights, Consumer Protection and Workers Compensation. Mr. Friedman has over 25 years of experience handling civil litigation and has tried cases before juries and judges in state and federal court.
As a lawyer, Mr. Friedman has achieved national recognition from a variety of organizations. He is a life member of the Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum, an association limited to attorneys who have tried or settled cases for more than $1,000,000. Mr. Friedman was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, one of the most prominent attorney rating organizations in the country. Only 5% of lawyers in the United States receive this distinction. Mr. Friedman is regularly called upon by peers and bar associations to write for legal publications, to chair legal education programs, and to serve the bar. He has authored many works, is a regular speaker for several public and private organizations, and is well known throughout the local legal community and nationally for his experience in these practice areas.
Ashley E. Abaray is a 2015 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. While in law school, she served as Secretary of the Kentucky Student Justice Association, affiliated with the Kentucky Justice Association. Ms. Abaray was also a member of the Journal of Law and Education.
Ms. Abaray worked as a law clerk at Cooper & Friedman beginning in July of 2013 and since becoming licensed has joined Cooper & Friedman as an associate attorney. Her primary area of practice is civil litigation with an emphasis in automobile accidents, defense of individual civil rights, workers’ compensation, and employment law matters. In her free time, Ms. Abaray enjoys cheering for her Iowa Hawkeyes, running mini-marathons, and being active with her rescue dog, Reggie.