Southern & Associates
Coran cooper-stephenson, LLB
Coran Cooper-Stephenson is an investigator and trainer with seventeen years of experience as a lawyer providing practical advice to a broad client base.
Coran was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan, he moved to Vancouver to attend law school at UBC. He received his Bachelor of Laws in 2001 and moved to Calgary where he articled and worked for a large national law firm, working primarily on insurance defence and labour and employment-related matters. In 2003, Coran returned to Vancouver and was called to the bar in BC. Starting as a junior associate at a mid-sized Vancouver-based law firm, he worked his way up to partner by distilling clients' complex legal issues into practical, business-based solutions. Throughout his legal career, Coran has represented a broad spectrum of clients in numerous litigation matters, acting for both plaintiff and defence. More recently Coran worked at the Law Society of BC, assessing and investigating allegations by members of the public against British Columbia lawyers. His file load included numerous allegations of misconduct, negligence and misappropriation on the part of the lawyers involved. He was also responsible for handling issues relating to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and other privacy legislation. Coran prides himself on being able to analyze complex fact patterns and evidence with objectivity, thoughtfulness and regard for the impact on the workplace.
Coran is a member of the Law Society of BC, and the Labour law and Workplace Investigations sections of the Canadian Bar Association