Cooper Ashley is a member of Maslon's Litigation Group. His practice is focused primarily on product liability and business litigation matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants and complex class action and tort cases, including medical device, environmental toxic tort, and fire/explosion cases. He has first-chaired numerous jury and bench trials in state and federal courts; argued appeals before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (en banc), the Minnesota Supreme Court, and the Minnesota Court of Appeals; and conducted all manner of related fact and expert discovery and motion practice. Cooper has appeared on behalf of clients in multiple state and federal jurisdictions.
Cooper was a member of Maslon's Governance Committee from 2003-2015, where he served as the committee's chair from 2007-2011 and in 2015.
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-2019
Fellow, International Society of Barristers
North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)
Distinguished Service Award, Maslon LLP, 2016
Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence, 2016-2018
Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2009
Recognized on Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2018 (Minnesota Super Lawyers® is a designation given to only 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)
AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® (AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.)