David R. Cook

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Autry, Hall & Cook, LLP
 | 3330 Cumberland Boulevard, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 770-818-4442
Fax: 770-270-6970
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%),
  • Utilities (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at Autry, Hall & Cook, LLP, David R. Cook handles matters including energy and utilities law, construction law, business and commercial law, and cooperative law and taxation. He serves clients throughout the state of Georgia.

After earning a bachelor of business administration in accounting from Mercer University, Mr. Cook went on to receive a Master of Science in accounting from Georgia College. Then, in 2005, he graduated with a Juris Doctor from the Mercer University School of Law.

As a former certified public accountant, Mr. Cook has an eye for digging through a client’s current situation and mitigating the risk of issues down the road. He works closely with the people he represents in order to develop a sound legal strategy. Mr. Cook understands the circumstances his clients encounter. Using their input and his experience, he consistently exceeds clients’ expectations and returns optimal results.

No matter what course a case may take, Mr. Cook is prepared. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court as well as all state and federal courts in Georgia. Additionally, he is able to draw upon a network of resources from the legal organizations he belongs to, such as the American Association of Attorney-CPAs, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia’s Local Government Law Section, the Construction Financial Management Association, the Electric Cooperative Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Outside his practice, Mr. Cook enjoys spending time with his family and coaching soccer.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Construction Litigation (30%): Construction Defects

Utilities (30%)

Business/Corporate (20%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations

Business Litigation (20%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Focus Areas

Construction Defects, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

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About David Cook

Admitted: 2006, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://ahclaw.com/attorney/david-r-cook-jr/

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Georgia Certified Public Accountant, 2006
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Tax Court
  • All Georgia Federal Courts
  • All Georgia State Courts
  • National Telephone Cooperative Association (NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association), Associate Member & Legal Committee Member
  • Mercer Law Young Alumni Council, Member, Treasurer
  • Local Government Section, Georgia Bar
  • Independent Electrical Contractors, Partner Member
  • Georgia EMC Counsel Association, Member and Past President 2015-2016
  • Electric Cooperative Bar Association, Member and State Liaison for Georgia
  • Construction Financial Management Association, Associate Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member; Construction Law Section Board Member (2015 – Present) and Secretary (2017 – Present)
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Georgia State Bar, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter, Fraud in Construction and the False Claims Act, Construciton Financial Management Associaiton, Georgia Chapter, 2014
  • Author, Effectively Managing Capital Credits, National Society Of Accountants For Cooperatives, The Cooperative Accountant, 2013
  • Author, Co-ops Should Periodically Evaluate Their Member Equity Practices, Legal Corner: Rural Cooperative Magazine, USDA, 2013
  • Author, The False Claims Act for Construction Financial Managers, Building Profits, Construction Financial Management Association, 2013
  • Author, Insurance Coverage for Damages Arising from Defective Construction, The Litigator, Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section, 2013
  • Presenter, Energy Savings Performance Contracts: The Georgia Perspective, Construction Owners Association Of America's Spring Owners Leadership Conference, 2013
  • Presenter, Cooperative Taxation Update, National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, The Rural Broadband Association, 2013
  • Presenter, Solar Energy Development, National Business Institute, 2013
  • Presenter, Legal Aspects of Design in Road Construction, American Council Of Engineering Companies Of Georgia, 2013
  • Author, Financing Energy Efficiency Projects for Facility Owners, Managers, and Engineers, Association Of Energy Engineers, GlobalCon Proceedings, 2012
  • Author, Energy Savings Performance Contracts: Risks and Rewards for Local Governments, Association Of County Commissioners Of Gerorgia, Georgia County Government Magazine, 2012
  • Author, Owners and Contractors Beware: Policy Endorsement Diminishes CGL Insurance Coverage for Defective Construction, CFMA Newsletter, 2012
  • Author, No More Risky Business: Proper Contacts Can Mitigate Key Risks in the Procurement of Facility-Related Construction Services, Association Of Facilities Engineering, Facilities Engineering Journal, 2012
  • Author, Energy Savings Performance Contracts: Rewards and Risks, Building Profits, Construction Financial Management Association, 2012
  • Presenter, Cooperative Law Update, Georgia EMC Accountants Association, 2012
  • Presenter, Power Purchase Agreement Accounting and Taxation, Electric Utility Consultants, Inc., 2012
  • Presenter, Energy Savings Contracts from the Owner's Perspective, Facilities America, Association For Facilities Engineering, 2012
  • Presenter, Nuts and Bolts of Renewable Power Plant Construction, World Energy Engineering Congress, 2012
  • Presenter, Minimizing Disputes in Contracts for Energy Project Development, Electric Utility Consultants, Inc., 2012
  • Presenter, Renewable Energy Projects: Key Development Issues, National Business Institute, 2012

Educational Background:

  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • Georgia College & State University, M.S. in Accounting, 2002
  • Mercer University, BBA in Accounting, 2001

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Utilities
Office Location for David R. Cook

3330 Cumberland Boulevard
Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 770-818-4442

Fax: 770-270-6970

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Last Updated: 11/13/2018

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