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Cooper McHatton, lawyer

Cooper McHatton


At the University of California, Los Angeles, Cooper studied the social psychology of discrimination and the history of American civil rights movements. Working to channel his passion into action, Cooper joined then-Senator Kamala Harris’s press team to make change on the national level. Seeing inequities in the State first-hand, Cooper believed that a career in the law would afford further opportunities to aid disenfranchised individuals across California.

While in law school, Cooper clerked at government agencies throughout California, including the Special Prosecutions Division of the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, the Workers’ Compensation Division of the Los Angeles County Counsel, and the Licensing Division of the California Department of Justice, all while continuously volunteering on local and national political campaigns. Cooper was also President of the Pepperdine chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Programming Chair for the Pepperdine American Constitution Society, and Vice President of Operations for the Pepperdine Criminal Law Society.

Now serving on Lawyers for Justice, PC’s litigation team, Cooper is passionate about securing the best possible outcomes for his clients. He will always go above and beyond to help empower all California employees to realize the full promise of equal rights under the law.

  • JD, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
  • BA, Psychology, UCLA, Cum Laude
Community Service, Volunteer Work, and Affiliations
  • Pepperdine Caruso School of Law Community Justice Clinic Law Clerk
  • President of the National Lawyers Guild
  • Programming Chair of the American Constitution Society
  • Vice President of Operations of the Criminal Law Society
  • 2016 Presidential Campaign Volunteer
  • 2020 Presidential Campaign Volunteer