M. Devlin Cooper

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  • Partner at Cooper, Barton & Cooper
  • 170 College Street, Macon, GA 31201
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  • M. Devlin Cooper is a partner with Cooper, Draughon & Cooper, L.L.P. His practice is devoted largely to eminent domain work, business litigation, corporate work, and adoption law.
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Devlin is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, where he completed the Regulatory Law Specialty Track of study. After law school, Devlin clerked for the Honorable Lamar W. Sizemore, Jr. and the Honorable Tilman E. Self, III, of the Superior Courts of Georgia, Macon Judicial Circuit. Devlin primarily concentrates his practice in the areas of eminent domain law, business litigation, probate litigation, and other corporate law. He has extensive jury trial experience, having tried more than fifteen cases to verdict before juries throughout the State of Georgia. Devlin is a native of Milledgeville, Georgia, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Georgia College in 2002. During his final semester at Georgia College, Devlin interned for Attorney General Edwin Meese, III in the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.Georgia Attorney General Samuel S. Olens appointed Devlin to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General in 2013, and in that capacity, Devlin represents the Georgia Department of Transportation in real estate matters and eminent domain/condemnation law proceedings. Ultimately, a trial attorney is judged by the results that they achieve and how many cases they try. Devlin has the experience and reputation to allow him to resolve many cases without needing a trial. Devlin is both an efficient and aggressive litigator, which allows him to place his clients in a favorable position to resolve their matters via settlement or trial.

William Augustus Bootle American Inn of Court

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Civil Practice
  • Adoption Law
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Business Law
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Tax Appeals
  • Fair Business Practices Act Litigation
  • Probate Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
478.841.9007  Phone
478.841.9002  Fax
University Attended:
Georgia College, B.S., Economics, Summa Cum Laude; Outstanding Departmental Major; Honors & Scholars Recognition, 2002
Law School Attended:
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., Regulatory Specialty Track of Study; Scott C. Whitney Writing Prize; Senator Leroy S. Bendheim Scholarship Recipient, 2005
Year of First Admission:
2011, United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; 2014, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; 2014, United States Supreme Court; 2005, Georgia; 2013, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
American Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia (Member, Eminent Domain Section); Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; Supreme Court Historical Society; Macon Bar Associaton; United States Supreme Court Historical Foundation
Special Agencies:
Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Georgia
Birth Information:
Macon, Georgia, 1981
Reported Cases:

Hillsman v. State, 341 Ga. App. 543, 802 S.E.2d 7 (2017).

Davis v. State, 301 Ga. 658, 802 S.E.2d 246 (2017).

Lue v. Eady, 297 Ga. 321, 297 S.E.2d 679 (2015).

Toler v. Georgia Dep’t of Transp., 328 Ga. App. 144, 761 S.E.2d 550 (2014).

Aflac, Inc. v. SDT Air, LLC, 978 F.Supp.2d 1304 (M.D. Ga. 2013).

Spencer Franchise Svcs. of Ga., Inc. v. WOW Café and Wingery Franchising Account, LLC , 2013 WL 296507 (M.D. Ga. 2013).

Power Guardian, LLC v. Directional Energy Corp., 904 F.Supp.2d 1313 (M.D. Ga. 2012).

Cartwright v. Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. , 312 Ga. App. 890, 720 S.E.2d 200 (2011).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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