Jennifer CocoAssociate Attorney

Jennifer M. Coco is an associate at Bizer & DeReus and is admitted to practice law in Louisiana and Illinois. Ms. Coco graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 2010 and from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2007. Ms. Coco has devoted her legal practice to protecting the civil rights of vulnerable communities, particularly children and adults with disabilities.  Ms. Coco’s experience includes impact litigation in federal court, resulting in consent decrees and successful verdicts to overhaul deficiencies in our public systems, including the New Orleans public education system. Ms. Coco is also an experienced legal advocate for students with disabilities in the special education context, and is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA). Ms. Coco joined Bizer & DeReus in 2018 after working at the Southern Poverty Law Center and the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Ms. Coco also serves on the board of the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans.