Exposing a Deadly Cover-up: The GM Ignition Switch Defect and How GM Almost Got Away with It

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May 3, 2016
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If you are interested in improving your pre-trial investigation and trial skills who better to learn from than Lance Cooper, a master practitioner, who uncovered one of the largest automotive defect scandal in history. By the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to make your cases stronger by deploying some of the tactics and strategies Mr. Cooper used, such as analyzing discovery, exploring key documents and videos of crucial depositions, making the best use of case turning points, and bringing in expert witnesses to strengthen the case. 

What You Will Learn:

  • How to use investigation techniques and the use of expert witnesses
  • Ways to use discovery effectively
  • How to effectively use depositions in proving your automotive defect and consumer fraud cases; and
  • Methods for preparing your automotive cases for trial


Lance Cooper is the founding partner of The Cooper Firm. He focuses on product liability cases involving automobile design and manufacturing defects. Before forming the firm in March 2006, Mr. Cooper was a partner with the law firm of Cooper Jones & Cooper where he represented plaintiffs in substantial personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Cooper was lead counsel for his clients in a large number of civil jury trials, including trials against General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Honda, Toyota, Kia, Continental General Tire, Hilton Hotels, and the Department of Transportation. He has successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases and has received numerous multi-million-dollar jury verdicts and settlements. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and has served as president of several associations, including the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Cobb County Bar Association. Mr. Cooper received his law degree from Emory University in 1989 and his bachelor’s in political economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985.


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