Cooper Ashley is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group. He has been a member of the firm's Governance Committee since 2003, served as chair from 2007-2011, and was elected chair again in 2015.
Cooper's practice is focused primarily on product liability and business litigation matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants and complex class action and tort cases, including medical device, environmental toxic tort, and fire/explosion cases. He has first-chaired numerous jury and bench trials in state and federal courts; argued appeals before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (en banc), the Minnesota Supreme Court, and the Minnesota Court of Appeals; and conducted all manner of related fact and expert discovery and motion practice. Cooper has appeared on behalf of clients in multiple state and federal jurisdictions.
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-2015
Fellow, International Society of Barristers
Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2009
Recognized on Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2015 (Minnesota Super Lawyers® is a designation given to only 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)
AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® (AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.)