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Bruce N. Cook

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Belleville, IL

Cook, Ysura, Bartholomew, Brauer & Shevlin, Ltd.
12 W. Lincoln St.
Belleville, IL 62220
Phone: 618-310-3050
Fax: 618-235-7286
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2015
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1966
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Of counsel at Cook, Bartholomew, Shevlin & Cook, LLP, Bruce N. Cook represents clients in St. Clair County, Illinois, and southern Illinois in matters of workers’ compensation, personal injury and medical malpractice. After earning more than one million dollars on over 70 cases he tried to verdict, Mr. Cook is fully prepared to handle any type of civil litigation or products liability case.

Mr. Cook was awarded the Good Conduct Medal with United States Navy and is one of the Top 10 Illinois Litigators. In 1966 he graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law with a Juris Doctor and was president of the student body. For his service to the school and his classmates, he was given the Outstanding Senior Service Award.

Admitted to practice in both Missouri and Illinois, Mr. Cook is also a member of the National Law Journal, and for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. A former president of the East St. Louis Bar Association and the St. Clair County Bar Association, he is a member of the Academy of Illinois Lawyers and the American Association for Justice, and he is on the board of managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

A politically active member of his community, Mr. Cook spent 12 years as a Democratic National committeeman for the Twenty-Second and Twenty-Third Congressional Districts in Illinois. He takes pride in his ability to protect and defend the rights of the injured to secure a stable financial future for them.

* 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
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2015

About Bruce N. Cook

First Admitted: 1966, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Laureate, Academy of Illinois Lawyers, Member
  • Democratic National Committeeman, State of Illinois Democratic State Central Committeeman Twenty-Second and Twenty-Third Congressional Districts, 1988 - 2000 
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers, Third Vice President
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Missouri, 1990 
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Managers
  • East St. Louis, Past President
  • St. Clair County, Past President
  • Illinois, 1966


  • Selected Top 10 Illinois Litigators
  • With U.S. Navy, Good Conduct Medal, 1957 - 1961 
  • AV Rated from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer, 2010 - present
  • National Law Journal
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Office Location for Bruce N. Cook

12 W. Lincoln St.
Belleville, IL 62220

Phone: 618-310-3050

Fax: 618-235-7286

Last Updated: 7/2/2021

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