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Miriam Cooper celebrating 30 years of excellence in the legal community.
CHEERS to 30 Years!


 

Miriam Cooper loading donated interview and internship clothes collected by the Law Office of Miriam Cooper & Associates for District 214 students in need.


2018-2019 Executives, (left to right): Treasurer, Moe Ahmad; 1st Vice President, Miriam Cooper; 2nd Vice President, Gary Newland; President Michael Rothmann — at Schaumburg Golf Club.


Miriam Cooper Law & Equity Legacy Scholarship

Miriam Cooper presenting the scholarship award to Mallory King, the Rolling Meadows HS senior going into law and the scholarship winner.

This award honors longtime District 214 Board of Education trustee Miriam “Mimi” Cooper. It provides a scholarship to a graduating female who plans to study law or criminal justice field and has demonstrated volunteerism while in high school.
Mallory is an outstanding graduating senior who will be attending Indiana University this fall.


Congratulations to Brandy Wisher

Brandy’s article on Reviewable Maintenance and the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Guidelines was published in the Illinois Bar Journal. Click here to read the article.


2018 Judges’ Celebration 

Judge Alfred Levinson, Judge Hyman Riebman, Judge James Pieczonka


The Hon. Jill Cerone-Marisie received the John Marshall Law School’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award at their 44th Annual Freedom & Distinguished Service Awards Reception on May 17, 2018.
Mike and Mimi were proud to represent the NWSBA and to celebrate Judge Marisie.

Miriam Cooper, Mike Rothmann & The Hon. Jill Cerone-Marisie

The Hon. Steven Kozicki , The Hon. James Pieczonka, Miriam Cooper, Mike Rothmann & The Hon. Jill Cerone-Marisie


Team Mimi

Walk Ms 2018 Schaumburg

 

 


Congratulations!

Brandy Wisher has been appointed to serve as a Member of the ISBA

Family Law Section Council for 2018-2019.

 


District 214 Education Foundation Board

Miriam “Mimi” Cooper appointed as a new trustee

The District 214 Education Foundation Board has appointed Miriam Cooper as a new trustee to continue to build its mission of funding student success and innovation. Miriam (Mimi) Cooper of Arlington Heights joined the 19-member Board.

Cooper, an award-winning attorney with the Law Office of Miriam Cooper & Associates, was an elected member of the District’s Board of Education for nearly 30 years. During that time, she was the Board’s liaison to the Foundation, serving as a tireless and enthusiastic advocate of the Foundation’s mission and an active fundraiser.

The District 214 Education Foundation funds student success and innovation beyond the limits of conventional public education funding, annually supporting 12,000 students across six comprehensive high schools and three programs of specialized learning. In the last year, the Foundation empowered approximately $250,000 in early college credits through Advanced Placement test funding; brought more than 100 first-generation college students and parents to college campuses; funded nearly $40,000 in innovative grant requests from District 214 educators; supported the post-secondary goals of standout entrepreneurial students; funded scholarships for seniors demonstrating college and career readiness; and supported adult literacy.

 


Miriam Cooper Has Been Nominated and Accepted for Three Years AIOFLA’S 10 Best Female Attorneys in Illinois For Client Satisfaction

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Illinois’s Family Law Attorney Miriam Cooper as Three Years 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction.
The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. AIOFLA’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.

One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney’s top priority, AIOFLA places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Family Law without sacrificing the service and support they provide. Selection criteria, therefore, focus on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of Client Satisfaction.

We congratulate Miriam Cooper on this achievement and we are honored to have her as a Three Year AIOFLA Member.

 


Shawn McKenna Has Been Nominated and Accepted as 2017

AIOFLA’S 10 Best in Illinois For Client Satisfaction

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Illinois’s
Family Law Attorney Shawn McKenna as 2017 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction.

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that
publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to
the “10 Best” list must pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer
nominations, thorough research, and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. AIOFLA’s annual list was
created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.

One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and
reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney’s top priority, AIOFLA places the
utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Family Law
without sacrificing the service and support they provide. Selection criteria therefore focus on attorneys
who demonstrate the highest standards of Client Satisfaction.

We congratulate Shawn McKenna on this achievement and we are honored to have him as a 2017
AIOFLA Member.

You can contact Shawn McKenna directly at 847-995-8800.


Please join us in congratulating Miriam Cooper

Miriam Cooper Named to the 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers List
We are pleased to announce that Miriam Cooper, at The Law Office of Miriam Cooper & Associates, LLC has been selected to the 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state.
This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in Illinois.
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual list.

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes:

  • Peer nominations
  • Independent research by Super Lawyers
  • Evaluations from a highly credentialed panel of attorneys

The objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys to be used as a resource for both referring attorneys and consumers seeking legal counsel.
The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country, as well as the Illinois Super Lawyers Digital Magazine.
For more information about Super Lawyers, go to SuperLawyers.com.


I am sincerely honored to be recognized as an Influential Women in Business 2017. I know that I couldn’t have gotten here without the terrific team which includes Lawyers Shawn McKenna, Kristin Flanagan, Brandy Wisher, Alysa Feld and my staff Rachel Sara, Joan Wojcik and Ann Roca at The Law Office of Miriam Cooper & Associates, LLC.


Miriam "Mimi" Cooper and Shawn McKenna at the St. Mary's Services Annual Fundraising

Miriam “Mimi” Cooper and Shawn McKenna at the St. Mary’s Services Annual Fundraising Gala, Making Miracles Happen on Saturday, November 11th. The Law Office of Miriam Cooper & Associates, LLC is a proud sponsor of the event. Shawn is a member of St. Mary’s Services Board of Trustees.

Founded in 1887 by the Episcopal Sisters of St. Mary, the guiding principle of St. Mary’s Services is that every child deserves a good home. Working toward this end for more than 127 years, St. Mary’s has provided various services for newborn infants, foster children, birth parents and adoptive families of all races and religions.


Miriam Cooper Has Been Nominated and Accepted as Two Years AIOFLA’S 10 Best in Illinois For Client Satisfaction

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Illinois’s Family Law Attorney Miriam Cooper as Two Years 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. AIOFLA’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process. One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney’s top priority, AIOFLA places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Family Law without sacrificing the service and support they provide. Selection criteria therefore focus on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of Client Satisfaction.


Rolling Meadows attorney comes full circle

Attorney Miriam Cooper stands in front of her art work at her office

Miriam E. Cooper, a Rolling Meadows attorney who made the Illinois Super Lawyers list for the fifth time,stepped down from the school board at Northwest Suburban High School District 214, where she enjoyed making decisions on behalf of children. Children became a running thread throughout her career, as it led from studying art in Paris to graduating from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in art and history and being certified to teach. “I didn’t get a teaching job right away. I instead worked at a commercial credit company, then taught for a couple of years,” said Cooper, 66, who lives in Arlington Heights. As fate would have it, she was lured back to the commercial credit company, met her husband who was a commercial credit manager at another company. She found herself dealing a lot with distressed clients over the years. But each time, she had to hand their files over to a lawyer to handle. That made her think about her own abilities to handle such cases and her future. She decided to become a lawyer. At 34, she went to John Marshall Law School. To help save money during those years, she sewed her own suits and clothes for her daughter. Despite her crazy schedule, her love for art remained and she still painted. She graduated from law school, worked with a bankruptcy judge and then switched to an Arlington Heights law firm. She opened her own firm in 1989 and continues to practice family law, helping kids in divorce cases. She feels like everything has come full circle. She’s dealing with kids again, just like she did as a teacher and volunteer at District 214. And her paintings hang on the walls in her office.

 

Former Superintendent Steve Berry, left, Miriam Cooper, former Superintendent Elizabeth Ennis and current Superintendent David Schuler. Cooper, a lawyer office in Rolling Meadow, was also on the board for District 214 for 27 and is now stepping down.

 


St. Mary’s Services appoints a new member of the Board of Trustees.

Shawn McKenna has been appointed to St. Mary’s Services Board of Trustees in Arlington Heights. Founded in 1887 by the Episcopal Sisters of St. Mary, the guiding principal of St. Mary’s Services is that every child deserves a good home. Working toward this end for more than 127 years, St. Mary’s has provided various services for newborn infants, foster children, birth parents and adoptive families of all races and religions. Dedicated social workers counsel women who are experiencing unplanned pregnancies and considering adoption. They also provide preparation and placement services to families pursuing domestic infant adoption. St Mary’s helps both birth and adoptive families. Mr. McKenna is a lawyer at The Law Office of Miriam Cooper where he practices exclusively in the area of family law. His practice focuses on all aspects of domestic-relations litigation and settlement. He is a zealous advocate, and he skillfully represents his clients at various stages of their cases, including at pretrial conferences, depositions, settlement negotiations, hearings, and trials. Shawn attended Western Michigan University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree. He later attended law school at Wayne State University. Subsequently, he was admitted to practice law in Illinois; at which point, he completed a graduate program and obtained a master of law degree (an LL.M.) in family law from Chicago-Kent College of Law. St. Mary’s is an Illinois-licensed, non-profit child welfare agency and a member of Episcopal Charities and Community Services (Diocese of Chicago).