Attorneys from Tueth Keeney often contribute their time and talents on a voluntary basis to educate and inform their colleagues. The University of Vermont recently asked Tueth Keeney shareholder Ian Cooper to present a session for its upcoming 16th Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Higher Education being held in Burlington, Vermont on October 8-10, 2006.
Mr. Cooper’s presentation addressed the topics of “Religion, Sexual Orientation, and the Right of Expressive Association.” The presentation focused on some of the most difficult legal issues presented by religion on campus. Ian also gave a separate legal presentation entitled “Disability Law Update.”
Ian Cooper is a founding Shareholder of the Firm of Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. Prior to founding the Firm, Ian was a partner at Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin in its St. Louis office. Before entering private practice, Ian served as Law Clerk to the Hon. James F. Warren of the Texas Court of Appeals, First Supreme Judicial District, in Houston, Texas from 1984-1985.
Ian practices in the areas of commercial, employment, higher education, environmental, and tort litigation. Ian has tried numerous jury and bench trials in federal and state courts in Missouri, Illinois, Texas and Arkansas. Ian has served as lead counsel in significant employment, tort and commercial cases, including class actions and other complex litigation.
Tueth Keeney represents institutions of higher education. Our Firm is one of only twenty law firms in the nation that have been appointed to act as Select Counsel to represent colleges and universities insured by United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group, Inc., the nation’s largest insurer of colleges and universities. The Firm represents Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois College, Murray State University, and Saint Louis University, among others.