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John W. Cooper

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480 Morris Ave
Summit, New Jersey 07901

John W. Cooper concentrates his practice in Estate Planning and Estate and Trust Administration.

John W. Cooper concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation and real estate.

He served for over ten years as Chairman of the Probate Early Settlement Program of the Superior Court in Union County and is the former Chairman of the District XII Fee Arbitration Program of the New Jersey Supreme Court. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has often been a lecturer for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Jack serves as President of the Summit Area Public Foundation and a Trustee of the Overlook Hospital Foundation. He is a former Board Member of SAGE Eldercare, a former Member and past President of the Northern New Jersey Estate Planning Council, a past President of the Summit Area United Way, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad and the Summit Family Service Association. He is also a past Board Member of the Summit Speech School and served as Vice Chair of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child.

He has been appointed by the Courts as guardian ad litem for minors and allegedly incapacitated persons in trust and estate litigation in a number of matters before the Court of this state.

Jack has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Super Lawyer since 2014 in the area of Estate Planning & Probate.

  • LL.B., Columbia Law School, 1955
  • A.B., Bowdoin College, 1952
  • New Jersey, 1955
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1955
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Surrogates Committee, Consultor of the Real Property and Probate Section, former
  • Union County Bar Association
  • Summit Bar Association
  • Transfer Inheritance Tax Committee