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Robert P. Cooper

Business, Real Estate, and Estate Planning Attorney 

Roy Vizcarra, Paralegal

Robert ‘Bob’ Cooper has practiced law for over 40 years, helping family-owned businesses with their business, real estate, and estate planning legal needs. He works with many companies as their “in-house” counsel and is a part of the Hilger Hammond firm in the same capacity.

“Of counsel” means that while Bob does not participate in the firm’s business operating decisions, he can assist firm clients in his practice areas. At a time when many lawyers have scaled back their practices or retired altogether, Bob plans to remain active and passionate in helping satisfy client legal service needs.

Bob’s only hobby is the pursuit of the game invented by the Scots, which Robin Williams described as trying to hit a small ball at your feet with a curved stick into a gopher hole located hundreds of yards away in an area guarded by trees, bushes, sand pits, and ponds.



    Hope College

    Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude

    Holland, MI


    Penn State

    Dickinson School of Law

    J.D., magna cum laude

    State College, PA


    Bar Admissions

    • Michigan

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

    • American Bar Association
    • State Bar of Michigan
    • Grand Rapids Bar Association
      • Phi Beta Kappa
      • Allan Kinney Award for Economics

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