Thera Cooper

Thera Cooper is an enthusiastic litigator with over ten years of experience. By fostering effective communication with her clients, Thera thoroughly evaluates the case to craft recommendations leading to favorable outcomes at trial. Whether a dismissal, settlement, or vigorous defense at trial is required, Thera is an aggressive, thoughtful, and effective advocate for her clients.

Prior to attending law school, Thera spent many years in the pharmaceutical industry. That experience greatly informs Thera’s practical approach to her client’s matters. After law school, Thera began working as an associate in a boutique Nevada law firm, where she represented clients in state and federal matters involving the defense of multi-million-dollar construction defect claims, personal injury, premise liability, wrongful death, and other commercial/business litigation. She then moved on to a national firm where she represented national banks and mortgage servicers in matters pending before state and federal trial and appellate courts. Thera has also handled matters involving fidelity and surety claims, insurance coverage, real estate, and other general commercial disputes.

Thera joined Lasater & Martin in 2020, where she concentrates her practice on complex litigation matters, including fire and flood losses, commercial/business disputes, intellectual property rights, product liability, personal injury claims, and construction defects throughout Texas and Nevada. She was recognized in the 2024 edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America and in the National Black Lawyers Top 100.

In her free time, Thera enjoys volunteering, traveling, spending time with her two dogs, and is an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.



  • Juris Doctor: Pace Law School, 2013
  • B.A.: University of Arizona

Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a material manufacturer in personal injury case.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of property owner in commercial real estate dispute.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a personal injury matter arising from a fire alleging over $1 million in damages.
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal in dramshop case alleging over $10 million in damages.
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of third-party claim in matter alleging over $20 million in property damage arising from a fire.
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal in commercial dispute seeking $20 million in damages after filing motion for summary judgment.
  • Negotiated walk-away agreement in commercial dispute alleging $25 million in damages.
  • Negotiated pre-litigation release in products liability matter for less than 10% of the original demand.
  • Resolved personal injury matter arising from an industrial accident for less than 1% of the original demand.
  • Argued issue of first impression before Texas Court of Appeals.
  • Drafted appellate briefs for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Nevada Supreme Court, and Texas Court of Appeals.
  • Taken or defended over 300 depositions of fact witnesses, parties, or experts.
  • Obtained multiple favorable judgments as “first chair” attorney at trial.