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James M. Cooper, Esq. is recognized by Continental Who's Who

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Who's Who recognizes James M. Cooper, Esq., as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the Legal field.  

Cooper serves as an attorney at the firm of Cooper, Davis and Cooper, which has worked on a multitude of general practice and personal injury cases since 1974. The firm utilizes extensive experience in the areas of trusts, estates, personal injury, criminal defense and domestic law. Cooper is also the Trustee for several funds (more than $4M worth) used to further educational pursuits of young people.

During his childhood years, Cooper's father was sent to prison and received a sentence of seven years of hard labor - and served in an underground coal mine. The sentence came as a result of stealing a cow. Cooper's father was without an attorney. As a result of that sentencing, he was inspired to become an attorney and fight against all types of injustice.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Cooper served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, with 14 years as a pilot. He spent a total of more than 7,000 hours of flying time, including more than 100 combat missions in Vietnam. During the 20 years, he obtained an undergraduate degree, making it possible to attend law school and achieve his goal. 

Cooper earned his Juris Doctor from Duke University Law School, and is a current member of the North Carolina Bar. He has devoted his time to giving back to the community, including 30 years of service as attorney for the Fayetteville, North Carolina, Housing Authority. He also devotes to his time as President of the Anthony J. Brill Foundation, and as a Trustee for the Anthony J. Brill Trust. Both organizations are devoted to helping young people obtain college educations and otherwise prepare to meet their lifetime goals.

Additionally, Cooper volunteers at the Stanton Hospitality House, assisting families visiting hospitalized patients. He also is a past chairman and board member of a number of community organizations, and is involved in Temple Baptist Church in Eastover, North Carolina, as well as the Republican Party.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Cooper has been awarded a Master Pilot's Award for more than 50 years promoting safe aircraft operations, and has been named to Top Attorneys of North America. His goals include inspiring young people to pursue their dreams, to assist the poor with legal problems, especially widows and orphans.

When not working, Cooper enjoys flying planes and spending time with family members, some of who are also involved in the legal profession. His son Robert is also an attorney at the Cooper, Davis & Cooper firm, and his granddaughter, Lora Meredith Mercer, graduated from Campbell University Law School in May, 2016. She has been admitted to the North Carolina Bar and is now an attorney with the Buncombe County, North Carolina, District Attorney's Office.

He dedicates this recognition in loving memory of his wife, Lottie M. Cooper.

Contact: Katherine Green, 516-825-5634, pr@continentalwhoswho.com

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