Chip, and the extraordinary team of associates, navigated a complicated real estate transaction for us on an estate sale, dealing with estate attorneys, beneficiaries and real estate agents. We were amazed at their ability to sort through a host of stakeholders via discovery, and quickly define a winning approach to resolution.

Tom Daly.

After we sold our home, we felt as though we were living a nightmare when a suit was filed against us for a condition with the property that we had no prior knowledge of. It was such a blessing for my family that we were able to hire Fred “Chip” Coover to represent us in this legal matter. He really took the time to understand the case and what was important to us. Chip was patient, kind, and professional in all of our interactions and worked diligently to resolve the issue as timely as possible. Knowing that he was keeping our best interests at heart at all times really helped to ease our stress through this difficult time.


I am forever grateful to Fred Coover and his staff for giving me the opportunity to stand up for what was right. he and his staff at all times were professional and compassionate. i was kept informed throughout the different stages of my case. They always explained things to me in a manner for me to understand the process completely. I could not have had a better attorney to represent me.

Jill Cornwell

“Fred “Chip” Coover is a principled Howard County attorney who is well versed in the area of divorce law. Intelligence and integrity are attributes that best describe him. He is an ethical and truthful attorney who provides good counsel and has the uncanny ability to anticipate actions of opposing attorneys. When new situations warrant, he is willing and eager to educate himself so that he is able to best represent his clients. Chip Coover is a true gentleman in an arena where straightforward behavior is often absent.”

Joel S. Brunson

“My husband and I were extremely pleased with the expert guidance Mr. Coover provided during our consultation. Mr. Coover presented us with us a wealth of useful information and advice on our real estate matter, and we walked away feeling empowered. We were given a generous amount of time to discuss our matter thoroughly and to ask questions. We were extremely pleased with our consultation at Coover Law Firm, LLC and we would definitely use their legal services again.”

Karla and Steve Blaine

“Our thanks to Mr. Coover and his staff for the excellent job in preparing personal documents for us. Many hours and much patience went into the explanation of options and preparation of a Last Will and Testament, Advance Directive and Durable Power of Attorney for each of us so that we were completely satisfied. We feel comfortable with Mr. Coover and his staff, and will not hesitate in the future to call his office when legal services are needed.”

Kathy and Bill Cobert

“I want to take this opportunity to thank Chip Coover and Coover Law Firm, LLC for their help in a recent legal matter concerning my son, Christopher. Chip was knowledgeable in all facets of this matter, he was available to speak with us whenever we felt the need, and, we are happy to report, thanks to his expertise, our results were everything we had hoped for. The Coover Law Firm, LLC staff are also a pleasure to work with. In all, it was an extremely satisfying experience. I would highly recommend Chip Coover and Coover Law Firm, LLC to anyone in need of legal representation.”

Sharon Gilbert

“When my husband expressed his desire for a divorce, I was devastated. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me and my daughter during our consultation. I left feeling like I still had control over my life and I knew you would be there to help me. I can’t tell you how grateful we both were for your kindness and patience!”

Mrs. G.

“We are so fortunate that we were directed to Chip Coover and his firm. They were nothing but professional all the time and took the time to explain step by step what was going to take place with regards to my sons case. I cannot imagine going through this without such honest and caring people. As scared as we were heading into this legal process, I can only say thank you and we will forever be grateful. Thank you.”

Renee and Bryan Wilkens

“Coover Law Firm, LLC have handled a number of important legal matters for me. Each time the outlook was positive and fair. Mr. Coover’s dedication and persistence was clearly the most important factor.”

Michael Robertson
Advantage Environmental Consultants, LLC

“On behalf of my family, I want to thank Mr. Coover for the extraordinarily fine work and service provided by the firm. Not only were we kept informed of the progress that took place on our case, but Mr. Coover kept in mind our goals and discussed strategies with us on a continual basis. It was a pleasure to work with Mr. Coover’s paralegal, Jen, as well. We appreciated her time and pleasantness in coordinating conference calls and generally keeping the lines of communication flowing openly. It helped us to know that Mr. Coover genuinely cared about the outcome of our case.”

Bob Curtis & Glenn Curtis
Deep Run Farm

“I had a difficult problem with access to my property (driveway easement). Mr. Coover fully understood the legal issues at hand and discussed them with me throughout the duration of my case. He had the knowledge and expertise to counter opposing attorney’s strategies. In the end, my case was successful. I would definitely recommend Mr. Coover.”

Russell R. Smith, III

“We want to express our heartfelt thanks for the services your firm has provided during the last sixteen months. Your staff has been exceptional!”

Brian Harness

“I was very satisfied with the results of my case. I feel that Mr. Coover had the amount of knowledge and expertise needed in order to handle my case. I definitely recommend this firm!”


“The law firm handled our case nicely… Jen was wonderful to work with and Mr. Coover was extremely kind and understanding…They were professional and caring… They both truly care about their client’s happiness. We were very satisfied with their work ethics.”

Mr. and Mrs. David Jarvi

“I have known and relied upon Fred “Chip” Coover for over twenty years as my business and personal attorney. During that period, we have grown from one construction related business with 6 employees to 3 businesses with over 120 employees.

Chip has consistently displayed integrity, dedication and responsiveness when addressing our legal needs. His insight, experience and knowledge in construction and business related issues have proven to be an invaluable asset to us. Chip and his firm are thorough in every detail and leave nothing to chance.

We heavily rely upon Chip’s advice and guidance when making key business and personal legal decisions. I would not hesitate to refer family members, friends and business acquaintances to Chip and the other attorneys and staff at Coover Law Firm, LLC for expert legal help with sensitive legal problems.”

Mr. Neale, President
Modern Foundations, Inc.

“Chip Coover has gone above and beyond the call of duty in understanding and representing the interests of Nixon’s Farm, Inc. and the Nixon Farm. The concern, zeal and thoroughness of every member of the firm and its relationship with its clients is truly exceptional. As an attorney myself, I have insights into how the profession is best practiced and there is simply no better practitioner in all of Howard County.

Chip’s special abilities [excel] in the area of real estate and the legal needs of high net worth families…

Our relationship with Coover Law Firm, LLC is in its third successful year and it will continue for the the foreseeable future.”

Randall Nixon & Mildred Nixon

“Mr. Coover…foretold how my case was likely to progress and his prediction was pretty accurate. The outcome of my case was superior…without his guidance and counsel, my situation today would be quite unpleasant.”

Ronald Roberson

“Over the last three years, I have had the privilege of working very closely with Fred “Chip” Coover and all of the fine staff at Coover Law Firm, LLC., as we completed two of the largest and most complicated land sales transactions in Howard County history.

In both of these transactions, Chip proved himself to be one of the finest attorneys with whom I have had the honor to work. While Chip wasn’t always appreciated by the opposing side, due to his burning desire to protect his client’s interests, he was very much appreciated by his clients and this land broker.

Not only do I recommend Chip to my other land clients, I use his services myself.”

Stephen J. Ferrandi
Associate Broker – LAND
KLNB Commercial Real Estate

“In this ever-changing real estate market, Coover Law Firm, LLC was the right choice for us to retain as our real estate law firm. Chip Coover makes good decisions, hard decisions, and quick decisions, on our behalf, so we can move forward with challenges we face daily. Whenever there is a question that we don’t have an answer to, he’s the one we call on first, and last. I would personally recommend Chip Coover to anyone, whether a homeowner, landowner, homebuyer, agent or broker.”

Pat Hiban, Owner
Pat HIban Real Estate Group

“I have been receiving your newsletter for about 2-3 months. They are very informative for a [small] business owner and I am forever grateful…your newsletters get me up to date on issues that my company is not even aware of. “

Doneice A. Burnette

“I was recently looking for a lawyer to possibly represent my father with a lease matter… I just wanted to let you know that Mr. Mlynek was very helpful and I wish more lawyers were like him. He called back in a timely manner and seemed genuinely interested in me as a client. If I ever need a lawyer or need to recommend a firm, your firm will be the one.”

A. Katsouros

“I was very satisfied with the overall results of our cases. C&B exceeded my expectations. The attorneys genuinely cared about the outcome of our case. I recommend this firm!”

John W. Ferguson
Empire Corporation of Tennessee, Inc.

“[Mr. Coover] words cannot express how much your help with the lawsuit means to me. You are such a great friend and were right there for me. I could not have gotten through this without you. It was upsetting, but knowing you were taking care of it got me through a very difficult time and also gave me great comfort. …I want you to know I appreciate your help so much.”

K. Coffman

“My family and I would like to express our sincere appreciation to Chip Coover and his staff for their representation and advice. I do not believe that anyone else could have achieved a better result than what Chip accomplished. His knowledge, dedication and persistence were instrumental in the successful conclusion of our case. We will not hesitate to ask for Coover Law Firm’s, LLC assistance in the future should the need arise.”


“I hired Mr. Coover in January of 2013 and I have never questioned my decision. “Fred “Chip” Coover is a principled Howard County attorney who is well versed in the area of divorce law. Intelligence and integrity are attributes that best describe him. He is an ethical and truthful attorney who provides good counsel and has the uncanny ability to anticipate actions of opposing attorneys. When new situations warrant, he is willing and eager to educate himself so that he is able to best represent his clients. Chip Coover is a true gentleman in an arena where straightforward behavior is often absent.”


“I’m a non-practicing attorney who runs several small businesses, so I know a thing or two about the law. During the Great Recession, when the bank threatened to foreclose on my family farm, Chip was brilliant and tenacious in our defense. He bought us the time we needed to bring in an investor who saved the farm. Along the way, he became a lifelong family friend. Throughout the negotiations with the bank, Chip was always courteous and professional to everyone. But he was tough as nails with the bank, responsive to every concern, and very creative with his firm’s representation. I simply cannot speak too highly of him.”


“I have known Mr. Coover for 15 years. We have worked on several major real estate projects over the years. I have found him to be extremely knowledgable, very thorough, and articulate. He is very well organized and timely. I felt he was always working for our best interests. His efforts have both made and saved us a considerable amount money.”


“Fred Coover has represented me for over 20 years in both my individual and corporate legal needs. This has covered a wide range of work in real estate development transactions, construction law, and individual trust agreements. His team has always been very professional, knowledgeable and attentive to detail. I would highly recommend the Coover Law Firm.”


“We worked with Mr. Coover on a difficult real estate settlement. He was intelligent, poised, and professional. Our realtor said she learned so much from him and enjoyed working with him; as did we. We would recommend Mr. Coover to anyone who needs an experienced lawyer.”