Scott B. Cooper, Esq.
Schmidt Kramer, P.C., Harrisburg
Mr. Cooper is a partner in the law firm of Schmidt Kramer, P.C., in Harrisburg, where he concentrates his practice in personal injury law, with an emphasis on motor vehicle accident and insurance cases. He received his B.A. from University at Albany and his J.D. from Widener University School of Law at the Harrisburg campus. Mr. Cooper is a Champion of Justice member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ, formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association/PaTLA), where he currently is serving as its President-elect and Chair of its Legislative Policy Committee. He is also a past Chair of the Education Committee and New Lawyers Section, and has been appointed to its Executive Committee and elected to the Board of Governors. In addition, Mr. Cooper is a LAWPAC Trustee. He also serves on several other committees for the organization. In 2005, Mr. Cooper received PaTLA's George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award. In 2008 he received its distinguished Milton D. Rosenberg Award. In 2006, Mr. Cooper was named by American Law Media as a "Lawyer on the Fast Track" and is a 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Top 100), 2011 (Top 100), 2012 (top 100) Pennsylvania Super Lawyer named by Law & Politics/Philadelphia magazines. He edits one of the leading treatises on the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law and has been counsel and written briefs and/or argued significant appellate cases including Erie v. Baker, Ayers v. GEICO, Prudential v. Colbert, Richmond v. Prudential, L.S. v. Eschbach, Wirth v. Aetna, Blood v. Old Guard, Nationwide v. Schneider, Cooper v. Schoffstall, Sackett v. Nationwide, State Farm v. Rosenthal, Generette v. Donegal, Orsag v. Farmers, Heller v. Pa. League of Cities, and Williams v. Geico. Mr. Cooper has achieved an AV peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Cooper is a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Dauphin County Bar Association, where he has served on its Board of Directors in the past. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He writes the Auto Case Notes for the Association's PAJ News and for the Auto Section Newsletter.