COOPER & FRIEDMAN’s attorneys have handled high-profile cases throughout Kentucky.
Some of our more notable cases include:
Cooper & Friedman, Together with Attorney Greg Simms, Welcome the U.S. Dept. of Justice Probe
Cooper and Friedman, together with attorney Greg Simms, welcome the U.S. Department of Justice’s probe into Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) practices. We believe that scrutiny by the federal government of those practices is warranted considering the history of the department, as documented in the media, and what appear to be irregularities by the department in connection with its policing and racial practices.
Cooper & Friedman, with attorney Greg Simms, represent the Estate of D’Juantez Mitchell – 2019
Cooper & Friedman together with attorney Greg Simms are representing the Estate of D’Juantez Mitchell, a young African American man who was fatally shot by an officer of the Louisville Metro Police Department in May 2019. The Department concluded that the officer acted properly, however, information about the shooting uncovered to date suggests that the Police Investigation was incomplete and in some cases contradictory. Cooper & Friedman and Mr. Simms have filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Mr. Mitchell’s estate and 2 young children. You can learn about the case by clicking on the links from WHAS, WLKY, and WDRB below.
Cooper & Friedman to represent Mr. James Anthony Gray in Civil Rights Case – 2017
Cooper & Friedman has been hired to represent Mr. James Anthony Gray in a civil rights case filed in February 2017. Mr. Gray is a Central Kentucky man who was tried two times for the slayings of his parents. His second conviction was overturned. He is now suing prosecutors and members of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office in federal court for deprivation of rights, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, verbal abuse and harassment, wrongful imprisonment, denial of right to a fair trial and due process, cruel and unusual punishment, conspiracy, illegal and coerced interrogation, invasion of privacy and reputation, and failure to supervise and train officers. More information about this case is available here: https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/kentucky-murder-mystery-the-trials-of-anthony-gray/
Elliot v. Tinker – 2013
Cooper & Friedman is representing Michael Marler, a 10 year old boy who suffered catastrophic injuries when the vehicle in which he was a passenger was struck by a teenage driver. The driver is currently being prosecuted.
Pridemore v. Lexington Fayette Urban Government – 2013
In this case, a Lexington man was arrested and taken to the Fayette County Detention Center. At the time of his arrest and prior to his release, he was highly intoxicated and had informed the police and other law enforcement officers that he would kill himself. He was released from the jail in less than 2 hours, while still intoxicated. He promptly took his own life by hanging himself. Cooper & Friedman represented the man’s Estate and his Wife and child in claims for damages against the officers and government agencies which allowed these tragic events to occur. This claim was settled for a confidential amount. To view more information about this case, click on the link(s) below.
Brewer v. Whitely County – 2010
In this case, a young man was brutally beaten by a deputy sheriff. The Sheriff’s Department argued that the deputy was rouge and that he was not acting on their behalf. They also argued that the Plaintiff resisted arrest and was trying to obtain a gun. It was also argued the department and sheriff were immune from legal action as County agencies and that they were not subject to being sued. Cooper & Friedman sued in Federal Court and obtained a jury verdict for the young man for $6,300,000.00. To view more information about this case, click on the link(s) below.
Gilpin v. Jefferson County School System – 2010
In this case, a 15-year-old boy collapsed on a football field at Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville, Kentucky after being forced to run wind sprints. He later died of heat stroke. Cooper & Friedman represented his father and the case eventually settled for $1,750,000.00. To view more information about this case, click on the link(s) below.
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