John G. Cooper

Practicing In: Washington
Member Since: 2014


Washington Arbitration & Mediation Service
15305 Grotle Road NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-1017


Mr. Cooper is a full time neutral and has been affiliated with WAMS since 1989. He previously practiced in the areas of negligence and product liability, insurance coverage issues, commercial law and litigation, fidelity and surety law, and maritime law. He began serving as an arbitrator in the late 1970’s and has mediated and/or arbitrated in excess of 4,500 cases.

His mediation experience includes a wide variety of tort claims (including head injuries, wrongful death/survival, HIV exposure, FELA claims, street/highway design, E-coli and other food-borne illness claims, medical, legal and accounting malpractice), insurance coverage, surety/construction claims, fidelity claims, commercial/contract disputes and employment claims. Mr. Cooper also serves as a solo or swing arbitrator in commercial, personal injury and UM/UIM claims.

Education / Training

University of Washington School of Law, JD, 1970;

Whitman College/University of California, Santa Barbara, BA Economics, with High Honors, 1967.

Types of Cases Mediated