Edward C. Cooley is a trial attorney with over thirty years of experience trying both bench and jury cases. Throughout his career, Mr. Cooley has focused his practice on business litigation, construction disputes, insurance defense, professional liability defense, and employment litigation. Mr. Cooley has tried, mediated, and arbitrated cases covering a wide range of issues including breach of fiduciary duties in partnerships and closely held corporations, performance and breach of contract, statutory construction of pension rights, enforceability of non-competition covenants, copyright infringement, age discrimination, mechanics liens, construction defects, unfair and deceptive acts and practices, fraudulent transfers, wrongful death, complex contract interpretation and other contractual and business matters. Mr. Cooley specializes in emergency business litigation and has prosecuted or defended more than 50 requests for injunction. He has briefed and argued appeals to the Massachusetts Appellate Division, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Supreme Judicial Court, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Since 1995, Mr. Cooley has maintained an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory, the highest rating available for legal ability and ethical standards. Since 2006, Boston Magazine surveys of 35,000 Massachusetts Bar Members have rated Mr. Cooley as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the publication “Best Lawyers in America” since 2016 in the category of commercial litigation.
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1987
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
B.S., Bachelor of Science – 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1988
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1988
Professional Associations and Memberships
Lecturer, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Introduction to Effective Deposition Strategies and Techniques
Honors and Awards
Bryan R. Wieland
Bryan is an associate in the firm’s Business Litigation practice group. He has extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of commercial disputes in state and federal court, and alternative dispute resolution forums. Bryan focuses on evaluating the legal strengths of each case, devising strategies to resolve each matter and advising clients on how best to achieve their business and personal goals.
Bryan’s practice focuses on business disputes involving complex commercial, business tort, contract, employment, and securities claims. He has successfully represented companies and individuals in a wide variety of industries, including matters involving shareholders in closely held businesses, commercial contracts, real estate and business transactions, non-competition and restrictive covenants, fiduciary duties, construction disputes and employment-related issues.
Before joining the firm, Bryan was an associate in the Boston office of a multi-practice business law firm.
Suffolk University Law School
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 2012
B.A., Bachelor of the Arts – 2009
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2015