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Earle C. Cooley bio

Earle Cooley

Earle C. Cooley was a trial lawyer for forty-nine years. He attended Boston University Law School and graduated in 1957. Mr. Cooley was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and was selected by the faculty as the outstanding member of the 1957 graduating class.

Earle taught a course in Trial and Appellate Procedure at Boston University Law School for several years. He served as President of the Boston University Law School Alumni Association from 1971-1972. He was a Trustee of Boston University from 1974-2004, served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1994-2001 and was Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees. He also served twice as the Chairman of Presidential Search Committees at Boston University.

Earle served on the Governor's Judicial Nominating Council from January, 1983 through January, 1987 and as a member of the Chief Justice's Commission on the Future of the Massachusetts Courts which commenced in 1992.

Earle was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been listed in the book entitled Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Business Litigation, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury.

The partners of Cooley Manion Jones, in honor of their founder, mentor and friend are proud to announce the establishment of the Earle C. Cooley Scholarship Fund. Available through MCLE this fund will be used to help train trial lawyers who represent underpriviledged or traditionally underserved populations. Click here to learn more about this scholarship.

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