Jessie A. Cook represents individuals accused of major felonies and capital offenses in state and federal courts. She graduated from IU Maurer School of Law (1979, cum laude), the National College of Criminal Defense and the Darrow College of Capital Defense. She teaches advanced trial advocacy at the Maurer School of Law- Bloomington, and continuing legal education programs for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, the Indiana Public Defender Council and ICLEF’s Trial Advocacy Skills College. Jessie chairs the Indiana Supreme Court Rules Committee; is a Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (Access to Justice Committee); sits on the Governing Council and is past chair of the ISBA Criminal Justice Section; is a board member of the Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc.; is a Master Fellow and former Board member of the Indiana Bar Foundation; and is a former member of the ISBA'S Board of Governors and former Chair of the ISBA's House of Delegates. She is a member of the NACDL, NLG, NAACP and ACLU. Jessie was the 2008 recipient of the IPDC’s Gideon Award, the 2013 recipient of the ISBA's“GP Hall of Fame Award” for excellence in general practice, and the 2014 recipient of the IFCD's Thurgood Marshall award for indigent defense in federal court.
Admitted 1979, Indiana
Professional Webpage: http://www.superlawyers.com/indiana/lawyer/Jessie-A-Cook/050...
Honors and Awards:
Pro bono/Community Service: