Academy Member Inducted 2023
With 27 years of state and federal litigation and dispute resolution experience, Amy Coopman is skilled at helping parties build bridges to resolve disputes.
Amy is a mediator who instills immediate trust and confidence in the mediation process. She can assist parties in mediating a wide variety of civil disputes, individual, class and qui tam actions.
Amy has a track record of national leadership on employment law issues, and she developed a wide range of experience on the insurance and defense side of business and personal injury matters while working for 15 years at a prominent Kansas City law firm representing individuals, businesses and insurance companies in complex litigation throughout the United States. Amy’s background also makes her well-suited to mediate challenging education and nonprofit philanthropy disputes.
“Understanding both sides” is a skill that Amy applies throughout the mediation process. She has an innate ability to get to the heart of a dispute. Amy accurately reads body language and tone, uses various tools to manage difficult emotions, knows how to listen well, asks the right questions, and always works toward keeping the process productive and professional.
Amy is firmly committed to guiding the parties to a successful resolution. Her words and actions show respect for all parties, representatives and attorneys involved in the mediation. They trust her, and as a result, trust themselves to achieve favorable outcomes, even when the stakes are high, the matter is complex, and the parties appear unyielding. Amy is professional, patient and persistent, and these qualities result in a high rate of mediation success.
- Contract Disputes
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Wrongful Death
- University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1995
- University of Kansas, B.A., 1992, Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa
Memberships & Affiliations
- Admitted to the Bar, Kansas, Missouri, U.S. Supreme Court
- Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal
- Leadership America, 2020-2021; CCC Leadership Program for Women, 2017
- Qualified Neutral, Missouri S. Ct. R. 17
- Approved Mediator, Kansas S. Ct. R. 901
- Approved Outside Mediator, W.D. Mo., D. Kan.
- Approved FINRA Arbitrator
*The hourly rate includes all time spent by the mediator, including preparation time, telephone time, and attendance at the mediation session. Please contact Amy regarding travel-related expenses.