Kate S. Cook

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Gainesville, GA

Cook Law Group, LLC
 | 800 Jesse Jewell Parkway SW, Suite 100
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 678-928-3899
Fax: 888-612-0589
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Appellate (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Partner at Cook Law Group LLC, Kate S. Cook represents clients in the state of Georgia who have sustained injuries at the hands of another individual or entity. Her personal injury practice focuses on brain injuries, wrongful death, trucking accidents and car accidents. She has almost two decades of experience writing, researching, preparing and managing cases with several different firms, and she was an adjunct professor for the Mercer University School of Law.

Ms. Cook attended The University of the South, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Russian. At Mercer University School of Law, she earned her Juris Doctor when she again graduated magna cum laude as a Woodruff Scholar and member of the Brainerd F. Currie Honors Society. She is now admitted to practice in the state of Georgia and is passionate about providing high-quality legal representation to the injured.

A current member and former associate director of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Cook has been involved in many professional organizations throughout her career. These include the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, the Mercer University School of Law Board of Visitors, the Ohio Association for Justice, the Columbus Bar Association and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

She is also passionate about giving back to her community and serving others through her volunteer work. Ms. Cook’s pro bono activities include a spot on the membership committee of the Rotary Club of Gainesville, membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution and a spot on the Concharty Council’s Board of Directors.

 
Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General
  • 20%Appellate
  • 10%Professional Liability
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 10%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Appeals, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Trade Secret

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016

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About Kate Cook

Admitted: 2002, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.cook-lawgroup.com/kate-cook.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Certificate of Commendation from Committee on Professionalism, Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Leadership Hall County Class of 2016
  • Outstanding Junior Member for the State of Georgia, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2011
  • Recognition for Exceptional Contribution to the Columbus Inn of Court, 2011
  • Walter F. George School of Law, Board of Visitors, 2015-present
  • Mercer University National Board of Alumni, 2011-2013
  • Walter F. George School of Law Board of Alumni, Vice-President, 2010-11
  • Walter F. George School of Law Board of Alumni, Secretary, 2009-10
  • Research Assistant to Professor Linda Edwards (Legal Writing), Walter F. George School of Law
  • Walter F. George School of Law Board of Alumni, President, 2011-2013
  • CALI/Book Awards: Civil Procedure, Legal Writing II, Property, Contracts, Commercial Payment Systems, Walter F. George School of Law
  • Woodruff Scholar, Walter F. George School of Law
  • Brainerd F. Currie Honors Society, Walter F. George School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  •  Middle District of Georgia Magistrate Judge Review and Selection Panel, Member, 2004
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Amicus Committee, 2005-08
  • Middle District of Georgia Attorney Discipline and Grievance Committee, Member, 2010
  • Columbus Bar Association, Law Day Essay Committee, 2009
  • Columbus Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2005-08
  • Columbus Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary/Treasurer, 2008-11
  • State Bar of Georgia, Bench & Bar Committee, 2010-12
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Columbus Chapter, Secretary, 2004-05
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Columbus Chapter, Vice-President, 2005-06
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Columbus Chapter, President, 2006-07
  • State Bar of Georgia, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, 2016-present
  • Columbus Inn of Court, Founding Member and Administrator, 2010-2011
  • 11th Circuit Liaison to The American Inns of Court, 2013-15
  • E. Wycliffe Orr Inn of Court, Member, 2012 - present
  • E. Wycliffe Orr Inn of Court, Membership Chair, 2015 - Present
  • 2016 Class, Leadership Hall County

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Daughters of the American Revolution, State Parliamentarian, 2014-2018, State Recording Secretary 2018-20
  • Rotary Club of Gainesville, Member 2014-present
  • Junior League of Hall County, 2011-2012
  • Junior League of Columbus, Member, 2005-2011
  • Girl Scouts of America, Member, 2004-08
  • Board of Directors of the Concharty Council
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Member, 2005-present
  • Hall County Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2014-present
  • Hall County Chamber of Commerce, Associate Director, 2016-present
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, State Officer, Hon. Chapter Regent, 2012-2016, Former National Vice-Chair, 2013-16
  • Rotary Club of Gainesville, Membership Committee, 2014-Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 61 Mercer L. Rev. 363 (2009)
  • GTLA Annual Conference and CLEs, Speaker and Writer
  • Case Note: Albany Urology Clinic, P.C. v. Cleveland, 52 Mercer L. Rev. 1159 (2001)
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 56 Mercer L. Rev. 433 (2004)
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 57 Mercer L. Rev. 381 (2005)
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 59 Mercer L. Rev. 423 (2007)
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 60 Mercer L. Rev. 397 (2008)
  • Law Review: Eleventh Circuit Survey Editor, Walter F. George School of Law
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 62 Mercer L. Rev. 339 (2010)
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 63 Mercer L. Rev. 359 (2011)
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 64 Mercer L. Rev. 305 (2012)
  • Adjunct Professor, Advanced Contracts Drafting, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, GA, 2013 - 2016

Verdicts/Settlements:

  •  $6 milllion verdict for construction wrongful death case in Forsyth County Superior Court, North Carolina (Connell v. Lyndon Steel Company LLC)., 2019
  • $4.75 million county record verdict in personal injury tractor-trailer case in Mitchell County State Court, Georgia (Murphy v. Emery Farm & Transportation, et al.), 2015
  • $2.515 million verdict in Superior Court, Gwinnett County, for wrongful death (Marrero v. Polo, Civil Action No. 10A07862-4), 2014
  • $2.7 million verdict in low speed rear impact case in Cobb County State Court, Georgia (Smith v. White Oak Landscape Co., Inc. et al.), 2018

Educational Background:

  • University of the South, Sewanee, TN, B.A. (Russian), Minor in Political Science, Honors: Order of the Gown, Biehl Grant for International Research, Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honors Fraternity, magna cum laude, 1998
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Office Location for Kate S. Cook

800 Jesse Jewell Parkway SW
Suite 100
Gainesville, GA 30501

Phone: 678-928-3899

Fax: 888-612-0589

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Last Updated: 12/16/2019

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