Paul S. Cooley | Senior Litigation Counsel

Paul Cooley


Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO)

Community Associations Institute (CAI)

California Association of Community Managers (CACM)

Friends of Institute Real Estate Management (IREM)


State Bar of California

Federal Courts of Central and Southern Districts

Paul Cooley is a 26 year trial attorney with extensive complex litigation experience over a wide range of legal areas, including construction defects, contract disputes, fraud, sustainable construction, property damage and catastrophic construction injuries.  Over his lengthy career, Paul has worked on a wide variety of multi-million dollar construction defect claims, representing a wide range of private and public owners on the Plaintiff’s side. Moreover, Paul has represented target defendants in large construction claims, providing him with a unique perspective of the interplay between construction claims, defenses, and insurance coverage issues and how insurance companies analyze construction defect claims.


A licensed attorney in California state and federal courts, Paul has been instrumental in obtaining several multi-million dollar settlements for his private and public entity clients.  

Paul is a zealous and skilled advocate at all levels necessary for trial, including conducting pre-trial depositions of percipient and expert witnesses, preparing and arguing pre-trial motions, jury selection, producing a persuasive opening statement, conducting direct and cross-examination of witnesses, handling hostile expert witnesses, and issuing a compelling closing argument.


Loyola Law School of Los Angeles (J.D., 1990)

Loyola Marymount University (B.S., 1987)