Ian Cooper won dismissal of a faculty member’s claims against a former Dean at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville in the Circuit Court of Madison County, Illinois on October 16, 2015. The faculty member claimed that the former Dean and another administrator made defamatory statements about the faculty member. Ian successfully argued that the Circuit Court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the faculty member’s claims.
Ian Cooper practices in the areas of employment, higher education, commercial, and tort litigation and has been honored as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, organizations that recognize the leading labor and employment and litigation attorneys in the United States. Ian has also been named a Best Lawyer in America and a Missouri Super Lawyer. Ian is a founding Shareholder and Chairman of the Firm.