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Alexandra Steele Cooper

Alex Steele


Biography

My undergraduate degree is from USC film school. For several years, I had a small production company and supported my creative work by waiting tables, as needed to survive. I also volunteered at Neighborhood Legal Services, helping domestic violence victims file restraining orders. It was that experience that turned me away from film and into law.

More than a job choice, it was my calling.
I wanted to help people every day.

During law school I clerked at Girardi Keese, a world-renowned plaintiff-side law firm. After graduation, I joined the firm and became a trial lawyer. In my time there, I learned how to advocate on behalf of the injured and wronged. I learned how to use the law to achieve social and economic justice for my clients.

Steele Cooper Law was formed to continue this work.

Have you been mistreated on the job?
Have you had your wages stolen?
Do the men in your workplace make more than you for the same job?
Have you been sexually harassed by your boss?
Pushed out of your job because of your age? Your sexuality? Your gender identity?
Have you or someone in your family been sexually abused by a teacher or a person in power?
Have you been in an accident that permanently changed your life? Where you’ve lost your ability to move,
to think, to be who you were before?

I am here to help you.
I am here to fight for you.
I am here to win. For you.


Education

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California

  • J.D. – 2013
  • Law Review: Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, Executive Symposium Editor

University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts

  • B.A. – 2001
  • Major: Film and Television Production
  • Honors: Television of Academy of Arts and Sciences – Emmy for Best Drama – Short Film

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Women’s Law Association of Los Angeles

Published Works

  • One Nation’s Humanitarian Intervention is Another’s Illegal Aggression: How to Govern International Responsibility in the Face of Civilian Suffering, 35 Loy. L.A. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 99 (2012)

Past Positions

  • Girardi Keese – Trial Attorney – 2013 through 2019
  • Honorable Robert Gary Klausner, United States District Court, Central District of California, Judicial Extern, 2011
  • Preliminary Hearing Unit, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Certified Law Clerk, 2012