To utilize my education, experience and professional skills to inform my clients of their legal rights and assist them in obtaining justice through the legal system.
University of Illinois, Navy Pier
Chicago, ILL 1949-1950
Wilson Junior College(now Martin Luther
King Junior College), Chicago Illinois 1950-1953
Wayne University, Detroit, MI 1953-1955
Bachelor of Science in Elementary
Education and Social Studies, Combined
Wayne State University 1970
Master of Education
Wayne State University 1975
Doctorate of Educational Sociology
Wayne State University Law School 1982
Teacher, Sumpter Township, Bellville, MI 1956-1957
Teacher, Chicago Public Schools 1958-1962
Detroit Public Schools 1962-1988
Teacher of Social Studies
Teacher of grades Primary Unit to grade 6
Trainer of Student Teachers
Laboratory Teacher, Reading and Math
Supervisor of Elementary Teachers, grades Primary
Unit through grade 6
Adult Education Teacher
Attorney in Labor Affairs
Instructor: Wayne County Community College 1974-1980
Attorney: Patrick, Fields & Preston-Cooper, P.C.
Dolores Preston-Cooper, P.C. 1993-Present
Recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes Grant: Eight week teaching experience in Zimbabwe, South Africa.
Married to James D. Merritt and mother of four children; Deborah Love-Peel, designer, Lynnette A. Love, 1988 and 1996 Olympian, Esther R. Cooper, Public Safety Officer and Stephen B. Cooper, Chiropractor.
I have spent time developing myself in Hong Kong, Korea, Buenos Aires, Rio DeJanerio, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Egypt, Ethopia, Carribbean, Canada, England, Spain, China