Larry E. Cook

Top rated personal injury attorney in Walnut Creek, California

Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook
Larry E. Cook
Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook

Practice Areas: Personal injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 1986

Education: John F Kennedy University- College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook

2121 North California Boulevard
Suite 1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Visit website


A  partner at Casper Meadows Schwartz & Cook, located in Walnut Creek, California, Larry E. Cook focuses his practice on complex personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Representing clients throughout the East Bay area, he assists people who have been harmed by the negligent acts or omissions of others in cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, defective products, airplane crashes, construction accidents and elder abuse.

In 1980, Mr. Cook received a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He then pursued his legal studies at John F. Kennedy University College of Law in Walnut Creek and graduated with his Juris Doctor in 1985. Mr. Cook is admitted to practice in California, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Throughout his career, Mr. Cook has been able to obtain numerous significant settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have not gone unnoticed by his fellow professionals and have led to his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo. A former president and member of the board of directors of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, Mr. Cook remains active in that organization, as well as in the American Association for Justice, the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers' Association and Consumer Attorneys of California. He is also a former member of the board of directors of Bay Area Legal Aid, a nonprofit organization that provides access to legal advocacy for impoverished Bay Area residents.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death

  • 100% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Contra Costa County Legal Services Foundation/Bay Area Legal Aid, Former Board Member
  • Northern California Super Lawyers , 2004 - 2016
  • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Educational Background:
  • University of California, Berkeley, California, B.S., 1980
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1996
  • Contra Costa Barristers Association, Past President
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1986
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Past President

Office location for Larry E. Cook

2121 North California Boulevard
Suite 1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: 925-947-1147


20 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

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