Cooper Wilson joined McLeod Law Group, LLC several years ago after practicing law in Charleston at a respected civil defense firm where he was a partner. He has extensive civil litigation and trial experience and handles medical malpractice, products liability, automobile, sexual assault, and general negligence cases.
He is from Sumter, SC and attended Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia where he lettered in basketball and tennis. He was selected Academic All-Conference by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
Cooper returned to South Carolina, graduating cum laude from the University of South Carolina in 2004. He earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2007. While in Columbia, he served as an aide to the Honorable David H. Wilkins, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives and was a law clerk for the South Carolina House of Representatives Judiciary Committee.
Cooper received the highest available peer-review rating of (AV) through Martindale-Hubbell which indicates a rating of Preeminent for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. In 2019, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. He has also been listed as a Rising Star by South Carolina Super Lawyers since 2013.
He recently co-authored The Law of Automobile Insurance in South Carolina, Seventh Edition. He was invited to be a member of the James L. Pettigru Inn of Court, an organization comprised of judges, lawyers and law students from the 9th Judicial Circuit. Cooper has been a featured speaker on legal issues and trial strategies to various groups to include the South Carolina Bar Association, the Charleston Bar Association, the Charleston School of Law and the National Business Institute. He was also selected to be a member of the Judicial Qualifications Committee for the South Carolina Bar which screens candidates for judicial vacancies.
Cooper served on the Board of Directors for the Special Olympics of South Carolina for six (6) years. He has been named the Star of the Quarter by the SC Young Lawyers Division several times for his volunteer efforts with this group.
In 2017, Cooper received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Wilson Hall where he graduated high school. The award is based on his educational and professional achievements, contributions to the community, and support of the school.
Cooper and his wife, Mary Mac, live in downtown Charleston with their two children Harry and Mary Oliver . They are active in their Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood and St. Michael’s Church.