Meet The Team
Rhonda Cooper, Managing Attorney
Cooper, whose hometown is Jackson, Mississippi, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Millsaps College in 1985 and the Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1988.
In addition to her estate practice, Cooper maintains her standing as a seasoned litigator and contract negotiator for corporate entities. She was the lead counsel in the multi-million dollars sell of a minority-owned retirement and assisted living facility subsidized by The Department of Housing and Urban Development.
An aspiring author, Cooper is an avid reader and enjoys traveling, crossword puzzles and wine tastings .
Michael Gorden, Associate Attorney
Gorden, a native of Stone Mountain, Georgia, is a 2016 graduate of Jackson State University where he majored in Mass Communications and minored in Political Science. Gorden received his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2019. He served as Staff Attorney for Senior Seventh District Circuit Court Judge Tomie Green before joining the MTLO team Fall 2021.
In his time as a trial attorney, Gorden has earned a reputable criminal defense practice and has developed a niche practice advocating for tenant rights in landlord-tenant disputes. He has also earned the name, “DHS Daddy Lawyer,” for his zealous work on behalf of dads in child support challenges. Gorden’s pro bono services include voting rights and contract negotiations.
At heart, Gorden is an anchorman and intramural basketball coach, having showcased these talents in high school and college.
Legal Assistant/Office Manager
Mrs. Loretta Wells, who manages MTLO, its attorneys, and client matters, earned her Associates degree in Business Technology from Hinds Community College in 1989.
After 26 years of service to Hinds County, Mississippi as a Deputy Clerk in the Circuit Clerk’s Office, Mrs. Wells retired in 2017 so that she could devote more time to her family and traveling. She joined MTLO in 2021.
“Ms. Loretta,” as she is affectionately called, does not allow anything to interfere with following the Jackson State University Tigers, and her greatest joy comes from singing praises to God in her church choir.