Sedgwick LLP

Harmon L. Cooper

Washington, D.C.
tel: 202.204.1000
fax: 877.547.2801


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Harmon L. (Monty) Cooper practices in Sedgwick LLP's Complex Litigation Division and Product Liability/Specialty Tort Practice Group. His practice focuses on environmental tort, mass tort, product liability, and complex civil litigation. He has experience with multidistrict proceedings and has represented clients in a range of industries, including petroleum, automotive, and heavy machinery. He has over a decade’s worth of experience in all phases of litigation, from discovery to motion practice to trial, including first-chair jury and bench trial experience. He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and South Carolina. Since 2013, he has been selected as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers "Rising Star."

Areas of Concentration

 B.A. (2000) Georgetown University

M.P.P. (2004) College of William & Mary Program in Public Policy

J.D. (2004) William & Mary School of Law

  • Editor — William & Mary Law Review
  • Member — William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal
  • Benjamin Rush Scholar


  • Law Clerk — Hon. Patrick Michael Duffy of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Prior Experience

  • Special Assistant State’s Attorney — Prince George’s County, Maryland

Professional and Community Activities and Honors

Professional and Community Activities

  • Chairman — Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County (MD)
    – Profiled in national urban affairs magazine, Next City, for work with Redevelopment Authority:
  • Co-Chairman — DC Bar’s Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Section’s Water Quality and Water Resources Standing Committee
  • Board Member — The Maryland Litigator (Maryland State Bar Association Litigation Section’s Newsletter)
  • Board Member — Environmental and Energy Study Institute


  • Rising Star — Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 Award — National Bar Association
  • Lawyers of Color’s Inaugural “Hot List” (Mid-Atlantic Region)
  • Forty Under 40 Award — Prince George’s County (MD) Social Innovation Fund
  • Vanguard Award — Next City (National Urban-Affairs Magazine)
  • Leadership Maryland — Class of 2015
  • Maryland’s The Daily Record 2015 VIP List


  • District of Columbia; Maryland; South Carolina; 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court (D.D.C.); U.S. District Court (D. Md.)