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Cooper & Bender, P.C.


Karl Bender David J. Cooper

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Attorney David Cooper attended Detroit public schools and graduated from Cass Tech High School in 1961. Mr. Cooper then studied at the State University of New York where he became active in local and national activities relating to SNCC (Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee), CORE (Congress on Racial Equality) and SDS (Students for a Democratic Society). He received his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University in 1968 and worked as a patrolman for the Wayne County Deputy Sheriff until 1970. Mr. Cooper earned his Juris Doctor Degree in 1971 from the University of Detroit Law School. He became a partner in Philo, Cockrel, Spearman, Cooper, Rine, King and Adkinson in Detroit. In October, 1982, Cooper founded the law firm Cooper & Bender, P.C. along with Attorney Karl Bender.


Attorney David J. Cooper

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Adrian: 517-263-7884

Jackson: 517-787-1419

Ann Arbor: 734-747-9883

Memberships and Professional Organizations

  • American Trial Lawyers Association

  • Michigan Association for Justice

  • Hearing Panelist – Attorney Discipline Board

  • American Arbitration Association

  • Authored Chapter 25 Workers’ Compensation Sources of Lawyers Desk Reference Fifth Edition -1975

  • Specializing in Worker’s Compensation only since 1994- exclusively Plaintiff’s work

  • American College of Workers Compensation Lawyers

Attorney Karl Bender graduated AuGres-Sims High School in 1976. From 1978 to 1982, he was an instructor at the UAW Education Center at Black Lake. He received his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 1981 and his Juris Doctor Degree from University of Toledo College of Law in 1984. He also has been with Cooper & Bender, P.C. since its inception specializing in representing claimants in the area of Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability.

Attorney Karl Bender

Memberships and Professional Organizations

  • State Bar Representative Assembly -1987

  • Michigan Association for Justice

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representative (NOSSCR)

  • College of Workers Compensation

  • Specializing in Workers Compensation and Social Security

  • Exclusively Plaintiffs work.

  • American College of Workers Compensation Lawyers

We have offices located in Adrian and Ann Arbor, MI


Affiliation of Lenawee County Bar Association

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Attorney Jacob Bender graduated from James Madison College at Michigan State University, where he was on the Deans List. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Toledo College of Law. While in law school, he had the distinction of serving as Contributing Articles Editor on the University of Toledo's Law Review. He is also a published author on Social Security Disability. He is admitted to practice in Michigan and the Eastern Division of the U.S. District Court.

Attorney Jacob Bender

Memberships and Professional Organizations

  • Michigan Association for Justice

  • Michigan State Bar Association

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)