Denise M. Cooper, Vice Chair, Savannah – Denise is a Savannah native currently working in private practice in the general areas of juvenile law, family law, criminal law and general civil litigation. Denise holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Spelman College and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. She is a current member of the State Bar of Georgia, United States District Court of the Southern District of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals. Denise is also a certified Guardian Ad Litem. Prior to her matriculation to law school, Denise was employed with the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles as a P.O.S.T. certified parole officer in Fulton County, Georgia.
With a strong passion for community service and outreach, Denise is engaged as a volunteer with various community organizations and agencies – All Walks of Life (A.W.O.L.), Inc., Board Member; Court Appointed Special Advocates (C.A.S.A.), Board Member; Savannah Bar Association; Port City Bar Association; Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Vice-President Savannah; Savannah Regional Youth Detention Center Advisory Board; Georgia High School Mock Trial, attorney-coach; Junior League
of Savannah; and a graduate of Leadership Savannah.
Additionally, Denise is an active member of the Savannah Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated where she currently holds leadership positions. Denise serves as a Steward, advisor to the Young Women of Christian Excellence and is a member of the Board of Christian Education at St. Paul CME Church.