As a sole practitioner, I provide my clients with the benefit of over 30 years of legal experience. As a former federal prosecutor and now as a defense attorney, I understand what the prosecutor needs to show for a conviction and what the defense needs to demonstrate for a not guilty verdict.

Bruce M. Cooper


  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2015
  • Certificate of Exceptional Accomplishment -- Central Intelligence Agency
  • Education

    • Syracuse University College of Law - J.D. 1982
    • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service - B.S.F.S. 1979

    Bar Admissions

    • Washington, DC - 1984
    • Virginia - 1995
    • New York - 1993
    • Maryland - 1994
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland


    • Assistant General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency
    • Special Assistant United States Attorney
    • Law Office of Bruce M. Cooper

    Associations and Memberships

    • The District of Columbia Bar Association
    • Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association
    • American Bar Association
    • National Association Criminal Defense Attorneys
    • American Civil Liberties Union
    • Amnesty International
    • National College for DUI Defense

    Court Panels

    • Criminal Justice Act Panel - District of Columbia Superior Court, Washington, DC
    • Criminal Justice Act Panel - US District Court, Alexandria, Virginia

The Investigative Team

Christopher Reece

  • Court-certified criminal investigator
  • Over 10 years experience as criminal investigator