Matthew E. 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: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (10%)
Attorney Profile

Matthew E. Cook is partner at Cook Law Group LLC and represents clients in matters of personal injury in the state of Georgia. He takes injury cases related to defective products, railroad accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, premises liability, workplace accidents, commercial vehicle collisions, construction accidents, wrongful death, car accidents, and tractor-trailer cases. Selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Lawyer list by The National Trial Lawyers Association, he has also received an invitation to join the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Admitted to practice in the state of Georgia, Mr. Cook is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1996 from Piedmont College before attending law school. In 1999, he graduated cum laude from the Mercer University School of Law with his Juris Doctor.

While in law school, he was a member of the Mercer Law Review and published several works. Mr. Cook also earned the CALI Award for Excellence in several areas, including constitutional law, legal writing and advanced legal research, statutory analysis, and criminal law. A recipient of the Thomas Ryals Foundation, he also earned a scholarship for his academics and extracurricular activities during law school.

Mr. Cook is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, The E. Wycliffe Orr Sr. American Inn of Court, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. With over 20 years of experience as a personal injury attorney, he is fierce and passionate when protecting the rights of his clients.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General
  • 10%Professional Liability
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 10%Aviation and Aerospace
Focus Areas

Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

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About Matthew Cook

Admitted: 1999, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers, 2011, 2012
  • 2014 Litigator Award nominee (fewer than 1% of lawyers in America qualify); Invited to join Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Top 10 GA Verdicts, 2009; J.D., cum laude, Walter F. George School of Law; Member, Mercer Law Review, 1997-99; Brainerd Currie Society; Recipient, CALI Awards for Excellence: Criminal Law, Statutory Analysis, Constitutional Law, Legal Writing II, and Advanced Legal Research, 1996-1999; Lead Counsel for Three Cases Achieving Top Verdicts Selection in Fulton County Daily Report.
  • Recipient of Thomas Ryals Foundation and Mercer Law School Merit of Scholarships

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Georgia, Member Since: 1999
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Member Since: 2000
  • Frequent speaker at various GTLA and ICLE seminars.  Member: American Bar Association, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Wyc Orr Inn of Court, Mountain Bar Association.   

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Ramp Build Project, 2015; , 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lectures: ICLE Trial Practice, Voir Dire and Opening Statement (2016): ICLE Trial Practice, Depositions (2015); GTLA Auto Torts Seminar: Trucks, Trailers and Cars: Getting What You Need and Making the Most of What You Get (2014); Maximizing the Value of Cases Involving Drugs and Alcohol - ICLE Trial Advocacy Seminar (2013); Co-Chair: Commercial Vehicles - GTLA Annual Seminar (2012); Trying Cases in North Georgia - GTLA Auto Torts Workshop (2012); Winning At Trial: Persuasion through Preparation - GTLA Fall Workshop (2012); Personal Injury Cases, Best Verdicts: Pitts v. A&G Trucking; GTLA: Making Sure Your Hydroplaning Case is Watertight; AIEG: The Wolves at the Door:Dealing with Reimbursement Claims; GTLA: Identifying Defendants and Locating Sources for Client Recovery; Published Works: Author U.S. v. Mitchell: The Fifth Amendment At Sentencing, 49 Mercer L. Rev. 865 (1998); Co-Author, Trial Practice & Procedure, 51 Mercer L. Rev. 487 (1999), Trial Practice & Procedure, 52 Mercer L. Rev. 447 (2000), Trial Practice & Procedure, 53 Mercer L. Review 475 (2001).  , Speaker, Co-Chair Trucking Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association - Annual Convention, 2012
  • Trying a "Race" Case: Zero to $2.5 million in Four Days, Speaker, Trying a, Goergia ICLE, 2015
  • How to Get a $2.7 million Jury Verdict in a Low Speed, Herniated Disc Case, Goldberg Trial Lawyer Breakfast, 2018
  • Goals and Approaches to Voir Dire, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, 2018
  • Jury Trials in Cobb County, Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association, 2018


  • $2.7 million jury verdict (car wreck; herniated disc), 2018
  • $11.1 million - commercial truck wreck, personal injuries and wrongful death (2006); $9.35 million – construction accident, personal injuries (2010); $6.5 million – tractor-trailer, personal injuries (2010); $6 million – tractor-trailer, wrongful death (2010); $5.47 million – commercial truck/construction accident, wrongful death (2009); $5 million – commercial truck wreck, wrongful death (2008); $4.75 million - commercial truck wreck (2015)(largest verdict in Mitchell Co., Ga. history; $4.3 million – dram shop/drunk driver, personal injuries (2007); $4 million - billboard accident - paralysis (2015); $4 million – commercial truck wreck, personal injuries (2008); $4 million – tractor-trailer wreck, wrongful death (2009); $3.3 million – commercial vehicle wreck, personal injuries (2007); $3.25 - car wreck, wrongful death (2011); $2.875 million – tractor-trailer wreck (nighttime), wrongful death (2008); $2.7 million verdict - car wreck, herniated disc (2018); $2.515 million - road rage/wrongful death; $2.25 million - tractor-trailer/personal injury (2012); $2 million - personal injury - 2015; $1.4 million – tractor-trailer wreck (nighttime), personal injuries (2007); $1.325 million – car wreck, wrongful death (2008); $1.25 million – car wreck, personal injuries (2008); $1.25 million – car wreck, personal injuries (2008); $1.15 million –dram shop/drunk driver, personal injuries and wrongful death (2006); $1 million – school bus wreck, wrongful death (2008); $1 million – tractor-trailer wreck, personal injuries (2008); $ 1 million – nursing home abuse, wrongful death (2009); $1 million – tractor-trailer wreck (nighttime), wrongful death (2010); $900,000 - railroad accident, personal injuries (2005)

Educational Background:

  • Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia, B.A., 1996
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Office Location for Matthew E. 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: 3/18/2020

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