Dayna C. Cooper

Dayna C. Cooper

Winner of the 2019 G. Hamilton Loeb Award for Pro Bono Excellence in the Arts - Small Firm Category, Dayna C. Cooper is founding and managing attorney for Cooper Legal, LLC.

Her practice primarily includes business and intellectual property law. Dayna prides herself in forging not just relationships, but partnerships with her clients. In doing so, she has played an integral role in the exponential growth of her small business clients and has been a zealous advocate for the protection of their business assets. More specifically, Dayna’s practice encompasses a vast array of services, including but not limited to contract drafting, review, and negotiation; intellectual property (branding) management, enforcement, and protection; strategic counseling; internet, and digital media, and privacy issues.

Prior to forming Cooper Legal, Dayna worked as an organizational development consultant and IT project manager where she managed a multi-million dollar project portfolio for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She eventually transitioned to government employment for the U.S. Copyright Office where she remained employed for approximately 6 years. While at the U.S. Copyright Office, she obtained a wealth of knowledge that she now employs in and which has proven to be an invaluable asset to her intellectual property practice. Dayna currently, she serves as Of Counsel to three firms, one in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. She also serves a General Counsel to a number of small businesses in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Dayna has been practicing law since 2011 and is licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

The G. Hamilton Loeb Award for Pro Bono Excellence in the Arts recognizes those lawyers and law firms who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide exceptional pro bono legal service to the DC Metropolitan Creative Community. Learn more about the award and past recipients at