Valerie Cooper, Team - Stephen Durbin And Associates

Family Law is a complex and often stressful area of practice. Our goal is to minimize stress and maximize results.

Valerie Cooper

Law Clerk


  • McMaster University.
  • Mohawk College
  • Law Clerk Certificate

Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Valerie studied psychology at McMaster University before switching to a law clerking program at Mohawk College where she graduated with honours.

She was initially employed by a law firm practicing both family and criminal law and learned the importance of providing the best possible representation for each individual client.

Valerie then decided to focus solely on family law and worked for family law specialists over the past 16 years before joining our firm. She especially enjoys championing children’s issues and being on the winning team.

Valerie enjoys reading, primarily historical biographies, portrait sketching and going on long relaxing walks.

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What our clients say

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really appreciate all the hard work

Stephen and his team helped my parents settle their divorce ammicably after 20 years of separation! I am glad I didn’t have to mediate or take sides – really appreciate all the hard work that was put into my family’s situation and that we can all put it behind us.

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What a difference

What a difference an experienced lawyer does make. With Stephen, It was a legal experience, but it was also therapeutic in some ways because he seemed to know exactly what I was going through and his confidence gave me confidence through the process. Can’t thank him enough. It’s great to move on.

5 Star-Rating Icon George

My go-to lawyer

Stephen is my go-to lawyer during difficult times. His knowledge, wisdom, and expertise is simply unparalleled. He puts you right at ease and knows exactly how to handle any situation. Thank you for all your help.

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