Clifford Cooper, JD is the Managing Partner of Cooper & Associates and offers clients the valuable combination of more than 25 years of legal and managerial experience in the public and private sectors. Clifford is an experienced Property Manager and Real Estate Agent.
He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of the District of Columbia, where he teaches Leasing for Property Management.
He has served as a Consultant/ Executive Director to East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership located in Washington, DC, providing program management and supervision for DYRS's Youth Achievement Center and also provides overall supervision and management of ERCPCP's Supportive Housing Facilities which includes, case management services, building maintenance, janitorial and landscaping.
Prior thereto he served for six years as a consultant to The Cleveland Foundation's Project Access, an initiative which builds capacity in faith based and community organizations through training, coaching/technical assistance and grants.
He has also served in a wide range of public sector positions, including Director of Allegheny County's Department of Community Services, Assistant County Solicitor, (Allegheny County, PA) and Assistant to the Chief Attorney at the Veterans' Administration.
His private sector work has involved serving as a partner in the law firm of Cooper & Lancaster, consultant to the Greater Pittsburgh Business Development Corporation.
Mr. Cooper is certified by the National Apartment Association, as a National Apartment Leasing Professional, is a licensed Property Manager and Real Estate agent having received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and his Law Degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Michael Cooper has spent over 30 years working in the areas of equal opportunity, civil rights, personnel compliance, small, minority and disadvantaged business programming. The last 15 years as the Director of Equal Opportunity and Assistant Office Head Human Resources for the Georgia Department of Transportation. Prior to joining Georgia DOT, he served as Director of Contract Compliance and Equal Employment Opportunity for Fulton County Government and Director for Affirmative Action in Dekalb County Government.
Michael has advised both public and private entities on program development for civil rights, equal opportunity, minority, women and disadvantaged business plans. He has developed written procedures for personnel practices, purchasing guidelines and discrimination complaint investigations. He conducts training classes in the areas of sexual harassment, workplace violence and cultural diversity. His training techniques are a guaranteed learning experience on issues that matter to you today both professionally and personally.
A native of Pittsburgh, Penn., Michael is a graduate of University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts, with a double major in Economics and History. He attended graduate school at Atlanta University and obtained two Master Degrees, one in History and one in Social Work Administration. He is listed in Who's Who Among African Americans and Who's Who in Black Atlanta and previously named Community Advocate of the Year.