Founder and Managing Partner
As a founder and managing partner of Flint Cooper, Ethan established the law firm in 2007 with only three employees.
Under his leadership, the firm has expanded to offices located in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas with a diverse practice focused on complex litigation matters. Ethan's broad personal injury practice has involved representing persons injured by asbestos, defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Ethan leads the firm's federal claims and federal takings practice, as he represents individuals and corporations in the Court of Federal Claims against the federal government. Ethan has served as trial and settlement counsel in hundreds of cases across the country, both on behalf of injured persons and for other law firms. To date, Flint Cooper has represented thousands of clients suffering from asbestos-related diseases including mesothelioma and lung cancer. Ethan currently represents over 6,000 women implanted with defective pelvic mesh (transvaginal mesh) products, and over 1,500 clients injured by Interior Vena Cava (IVC) filters in both the state and federal courts.
Early in 2015, Ethan and his partners began litigating cases against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the anti-clotting drug Xarelto, in Illinois, Missouri and Louisiana. The lawsuits alleged that Xarelto caused internal bleeding and, in some cases, death. Later that year, these cases were consolidated in the Eastern District of Louisiana, IN RE: Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2592.
That same year, Ethan oversaw the filing of IVC filter cases in both federal and state courts. The lawsuits alleged that the IVC filters can break, tilt or migrate to other parts of the body causing serious injuries or even death. The firm continues to litigate these cases in California and Indiana state courts and in the consolidated multi-district litigations IN RE: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2570 and IN RE: Bard IVC Filter Products Liability Litigation, MDL, 2641.
Ethan was raised in Kevil, Kentucky, where he and his family currently reside. Outside of the firm, Ethan devotes his time to family, wildlife conservation and agriculture. Ethan has also served on the boards of various community, waterfowl and conservation-related charitable organizations. Ethan also serves as a Deputy Sheriff for Ballard County, Kentucky.
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- Saint Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctor
- Saint Louis University, Bachelor of Arts (Biology), cum laude
- American Bar Association
- American Association for Justice – Leaders Forum
- Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
- The National Trial Lawyers
- The Federalist Society
- Kentucky Justice Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Madison County Bar Association