Jamie Cooper is an insurance coverage lawyer, adjunct professor, author and speaker. Her insurance practice focuses on the evaluation and resolution of insurance matters involving coverage disputes, claims handling, bad faith, and other legal issues of interest to insurers. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Property and Casualty Insurance Law at the University of Houston Law Center.
Ms. Cooper’s litigation practice focuses on coverage litigation, carrier disputes, and extra-contractual claims arising on both the third and first-party side. In addition to litigation, she provides claims handling guidance as coverage counsel. She represents a variety of carriers across a wide variety of policy types across the country.
Ms. Cooper is a partner at Houston-based Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, LLP. Her firm and its lawyers are consistently rated among the highest in Texas for insurance services and in the nation for catastrophe counsel. Ms. Cooper is an active member of the Association of Women Attorneys – Houston, serving as their technology director, and Women in Claims, serving on their Board of Advisors.
Ms. Cooper received her bachelor of science degree in agricultural development from Texas A&M University. Her undergraduate experience shaped her desire to become a lawyer when she clerked with the House Agricultural Committee in Washington, D.C. in 1995 while the renewal legislation for the Clean Air Act, Welfare Reform, and the Farm Bill were pending. She received the J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Ms. Cooper clerked for Justice Al Gonzalez at the Texas Supreme Court and the Honorable D. Wilson on the First Court of Appeals.