Emily Cooper

Contact

Disability Rights Washington
315 5th Ave., Suite 850
Seattle, WA 98104
emilyc@dr-wa.org
206-324-1521
http://www.disabilityrightswa.org/

Education

B.A., University of Colorado, 1999
J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2003

Specializations

Introduction to Practice

Biography

Emily Cooper has spent her legal career practicing in areas of public interest focusing on the issues impacting individuals with disabilities. She has been a staff attorney at Disability Rights Washington since 2006 where she has worked on systemic impact litigation, monitoring facilities that serve people with disabilities including community settings, investigating abuse and neglect, and testifying in front of the legislature. Emily has also served on the American Civil Liberties Union ("ACLU") of Washington's Board of Directors since 2011 and is the Director of Advocacy for the Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association ("WADA"). Emily graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2003. Prior to attending law school, Emily earned a B.A. in English at University of Colorado in 1999.

Emily is a member of the WSBA GLBT Bar Association and the King County Bar Association (KCBA) Volunteer Attorney for People with AIDS (VAPWA). She was also picked for the 2013-2014 Equal Justice Fellowship. She has taught a paralegal course at Seattle Community College.