Mariel S. Cooper | Attorney

Mariel S. Cooper

Quist, Fitzpatrick & Jarrard, PLLC
800 South Gay Street
Suite 2121
Knoxville, TN 37929

p. 865 524.1873 ext. 208
f. 865 525.2440

Mariel S. Cooper


Mariel S. Cooper joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in 2020. She is a 2020 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law and is licensed to practice in Tennessee. Mariel is energized by entrepreneurship and finds joy in helping her business clients navigate entity selection and startup questions, as well as handling contract disputes and other business litigation. During her final year at the College of Law, Mariel was a Qualified Student-Attorney in the Community Economic Development clinic. In this role, she helped several nonprofits and Boards of Directors navigate tricky financial questions and legal duty questions.

Over the course of her law school career, Mariel became fascinated with legal issues and questions pertaining to the areas of Data Protection and Individual/Consumer Privacy. She is currently working toward her CIPP (Certified Information Privacy Professional) certification sanctioned by the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals). Although this area of law is very narrow, Mariel also represents clients in a broad range of general Transactional and Civil Litigation settings.


  • Animal Law
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Transactions
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Leases
  • Consumer Privacy
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Data Protection
  • Homeowners Associations
  • Individual Privacy
  • Juvenile Guardian Ad Litem
  • Real Property
  • Residential Leases


J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law
Dean’s Scholar 2017-2019

B.A. (Equestrian Studies), Savannah College of Art and Design,
Cum Laude, Class of 2017


Tennessee 2020


Mariel and her fiancé have been Knoxville residents since 2017. Mariel was born and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas (Go Hogs!). When not practicing law, Mariel enjoys being outdoors: playing softball, hiking, or jogging with her black lab, Hughes.