Emily Cooper, Legal Director

Emily Cooper head shot squareEmily leads a team of attorneys who work to uphold the rights of Oregonians with disabilities. She focuses on litigation to transform systems and practices so that more Oregonians have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Previously, she served as a Senior Attorney at Disability Rights Washington since 2006 where she worked on class action litigation, monitoring facilities that serve people with disabilities, investigating abuse and neglect, and testifying in front of the legislature.

Emily was also an Adjunct Law Professor at Seattle University School of Law from 2014 to 2017, served on the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) of Washington’s Board of Directors from 2011 to 2017, and served as the Director of Advocacy for the Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association (“WADA”) from 2013 to 2016. Emily graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2003.