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Olivia M. Cooper

Every case has its nuances and challenges; each presents an opportunity to learn something new.

My Approach

I believe that if you take the time to listen and ask questions, there is something to learn from every person and every situation. That’s one of the reasons I love litigation – I approach each case as an opportunity to explore a new problem and to apply my analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as attention to detail,  to work closely with my clients to find a fresh solution. I love solving problems and working together with my clients to find a solution that works best for their personal or business goals.

I love that my broad practice area allows me to take on a variety of cases where I can learn something new and solve problems in new and different ways. Whether it’s the nuances of an employment agreement or non-compete, an alleged discrimination or retaliation claim, a business dispute, construction issue, insurance coverage dispute, or even helping a client going through a difficult divorce,  my varied background gives me a fresh perspective to find unique solutions to fit each of my clients’ needs.

Outside of work, you can often find me running along the river near our home or in the pool; I grew up swimming competitively, and that joy of competition and pushing my personal limits will always be with me. My husband and I also love to travel. When we are not adding a stamp to our passports we are being walked by our energetic poodle or cuddling on the couch with our precocious orange tabby cat.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch

Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024
Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2024

Minnesota Super Lawyers®

Rising Stars, 2022-2023

MSBA North Star Lawyer

Pro Bono Service, 2023

Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers Association

Professional Liability Underwriting Society

University of Minnesota Law School

Adjunct Professor