Jamison (“Jami”) Cooper has a practice that focuses on pre-litigation and litigation matters. During the course of her career, Jami Cooper has handled commercial disputes, insurance coverage matters, construction and property disputes, contract-drafting and commercial litigation, personal injury and wrongful death matters including automobile accidents and premises liability claims, condemnation and eminent domain proceedings, consumer products and “lemon law” issues, insurance bad faith, and professional liability. Jami Cooper practices in both federal and state courts throughout the state of West Virginia, and she has also handled matters before administrative and regulatory tribunals relating to licensure and professional discipline. In conjunction with her work in litigation and professional liability, Jami Cooper also provides counsel and advice to businesses, to include insurers and law firms, on professional liability and risk management issues. In addition to those areas, she also represents clients in private adoption matters and, in that regard, has handled private adoptions, contested adoptions, step-parent adoptions and adoptions from foster care. Jami Cooper’s litigation practice is served well by her exceptional research and writing skills, her attention to detail, and her ability to communicate with clients in a way that helps them understand the complexities of the legal matters with which they are faced.

After graduating law school in 1999, Jami served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert C. Chambers of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (Huntington Division). In June, 2001, Jami joined Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, where she served that firm’s litigation clients until June, 2007, when she and Dan formed Cooper Law Offices, PLLC.

Jami is admitted to practice before all West Virginia federal and state courts, including the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has served as an adjunct professor of Appellate Advocacy at the West Virginia University College of Law.

Jami is actively engaged in the legal community beyond her work as a lawyer, serving as member in the following organizations:

West Virginia State Bar
Board of Governors (2022-present)
Co-Chair, Women in the Profession Committee (2019-present)

Harrison County Bar Association
President (2022-2023)
Vice-President (2021-2022)
Secretary (2019-2020
Director (2013-2023)

National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations
Social Media Committee Chair (2021-present)
Board of Directors (2018-present)

West Virginia Women Attorneys
Secretary (2021-present)
Board of Directors (2018-present)

Jami was named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2021, and is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association, the Claims & Litigation Management Aliance, and the Excelsior Chapter (Bridgeport, WV) of BNI.

Jami graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and completed her legal education at the West Virginia University College of Law. While in law school, Jami served as a teaching assistant for the Legal Research and Writing department for two years, was a member of the Moot Court Board, received the Best Brief Award in the 1999 Rabbi Seymour Siegel Memorial Moot Court Competition at Duke University, received the Best Brief Award in the 1998 Baker Cup Moot Court Competition at West Virginia University, and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers.

In addition to her contributions to her clients and the legal community, Jami is an active member of the local community. Believing that our generation of parents faces unique and unprecedented safety concerns for their children, Jami, together with a former police officer and Internet-crime investigation trainer, volunteers her time coordinating and speaking to local middle and high-school aged children and their parents about the dangers presented by Internet-based platforms such as gaming systems and social media. These presentations include difficult topics such as how to recognize and address risky online behaviors in young people, predatory behaviors of cyber-criminals who target children, human trafficking, cyber-bullying and teen suicide.




Martindale-Hubble, a peer review rating process based on the anonymous assessments by lawyers and judges, has given Jami Cooper the highest rating available for lawyers – AV Preeminent. The rating indicates that Jami Cooper has been given a score awarded only to those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.


Jami Cooper is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, an honor that she has received each year since 2010. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.


Jami Cooper has been selected to the West Virginia Super Lawyers list each year since 2018. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit

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