Cary R. Cooper

Marshall & Melhorn LLC

Cleveland, Ohio 44101


Business Law, Commercial, Commercial Real Estate, Complex Civil, Contract, Corporate, Healthcare, Partnership Disputes, Shareholder Disputes, Unfair Competition

Cary Cooper is a proficient arbitrator and mediator concentrating on business, commercial, and healthcare disputes. Cary's ADR skills are strengthened by his experience as a trial and appellate lawyer in a wide spectrum of cases, including contract disputes, commercial issues in product failures, supply-chain matters, indemnity agreements, director and shareholder issues in closely-held corporations, partnership disputes, and general business torts across numerous industries including automotive, banking, construction, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, and real estate. 

Cary began his legal career as a judicial law clerk for judges in state and federal courts, and then served two years as a public defender representing indigent criminal defendents in trials and appeals, including seven murder trials. 

Services as a Neutral:

 In addition to private engagements, he is a member of the following neutral panels:

  • American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel of Neutrals;
  • American Health Lawyers Association Neutrals;
  • ADR Federal Court panel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.

Representative list of the types of cases as an arbitrator:

  • Dispute between several pharmacies and a pharmaceutical claims administrator under a state Prompt Pay Act.
  • Dispute between healthcare system and a Medicaid managed-care insurer respecting reimbursement levels due under contract.
  • Breach of contract dispute under Dealer Franchise Agreement.
  • Damage claim to recover fees for architectural services for new construction and remodeling of nursing care facilities and counterclaims by owner for damages allegedly caused by improper design and construction.
  • Contract dispute respecting use restrictions for medical-office building.
  • Claim by healthcare provider to recover amounts debited by insurer for allegedly upcoding for services by the provider.
  • Dispute between healthcare insurer and provider alleging discrimination under state’s any-willing-provider statute
  • Contract dispute between physician-members of a limited liability company. 


J.D., 1969, summa cum laude, University of Toledo College of Law
B.S. Zoology , 1964, Ohio University



United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth, Seventh and Tenth Circuits
United States Supreme Court
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