Attorneys from Tueth Keeney often contribute their time and talents on a voluntary basis to educate and inform their colleagues. Tueth Keeney shareholder, Ian Cooper, recently contributed his knowledge and his time to be a featured speaker for the Missouri Department of Higher Education. The Missouri Department of Higher Education is an organization whose mission is to deliver an affordable, quality, coordinated postsecondary education system and increase successful participation, benefitting all Missourians.
Ian spoke at the Missouri Department of Higher Education’s Conference on May 21, 2009. His topic for discussion was the “Missouri Human Rights Act Caselaw and Proposed Legislative Changes”. Ian continues to be one of the firm’s most popular speakers on the topic of higher education.
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 maintains one of the largest and most successful higher education law groups in the Midwest. Our higher education practice includes representation of numerous colleges and universities throughout Missouri and Illinois. In addition, the Firm is one of approximately twenty law firms in the nation that have been appointed to act as Select Counsel to represent higher education institutions insured by United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group, Inc., the nation’s largest insurer of colleges and universities. The attorneys in the Firm’s higher education group provide a full range of services to colleges and universities, ranging from day-to-day counseling on legal issues, to representation in complex litigation.