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Michael Wayne Cooper

Michael Wayne Cooper

Law Office of Michael W. Cooper
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights, Criminal Law ...
  • California
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Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law:

I provide a complete range of estate planning, elder law, probate, trust administration, veterans pension and Medi-Cal eligibility services. I work with clients to create and implement an estate plan specifically designed with them in mind, including their family, their business, their property and their personal wishes. This includes preparation of Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Durable Powers of Attorney for Asset Management.

Family Law:

I have over 30 years of experience in family law. Besides being a highly trained, experienced and knowledgeable family lawyer, I am personally and professionally sensitive to the concerns of my clients and their children during the period of transition.

I assist individuals and families in formation, with adoptions, establishment of parentage, guardianships, conservatorships, special needs trusts for the disabled, pre-marital, marital and life-partner agreements, asset protection and wealth preservation.


In cases of divorce, or dissolution of a domestic partnership or other non-marital relationship, I anticipate spouses or partners will commit to resolution of their differences by means of mediation or the collaborative law process. California law authorizes both mediation and collaborative practice in family law cases.

Except in enforcement-of-judgment cases, or unusual circumstances about which the prospective client is invited to inquire in a free consultation, I do not take divorce or partnership dissolution cases in which the parties are not prepared to make this commitment.

Elder Law:

I provide resources of information, education, networking and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to seniors and people with special needs. I am also a highly-qualified provider of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age.

Stanford Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Law Degree
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Professional Experience
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Law Office of Michael W. Cooper
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Sole Practitioner in selected fields of law: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Probate, and Family Law. Please refer to the "Overview" section.
Professional Associations
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
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Butte County Bar Association
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Trusts and Estates Section, State Bar of California
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Family Law Section, State Bar of California
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California State Bar  # 85004
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Elder Law
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
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Michael W. Cooper, Attorney at Law
9001 Skyway
Paradise, CA 95969
Telephone: (530) 877-1383
Cell: (530) 276-3213
Fax: (530) 872-7175