Richard A. Cook

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Yosha Cook & Tisch
 | 9102 North Meridian, Suite 535
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Phone: 317-953-2971
Fax: 317-566-3578
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    A former federal law clerk, deputy prosecutor and assistant federal prosecutor, Richard A. Cook is now a personal injury attorney at Yosha Cook & Tisch. He represented those in the greater Indianapolis area in matters of medical malpractice, insurance coverage issues, real estate disputes, environmental torts, libel-slander, automobile accidents, burn injuries, products liability, wrongful death, breach of contract in construction issues, civil rights claims, injury claims related to construction, employment disputes, sexual harassment claims, defamation and breach of contract claims.

    Mr. Cook is a member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Association for Justice and the litigation section of the American Bar Association. He is the 2019 Receipt of the ITLA Award for Consumer Advocacy.

    While he worked for the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office, he handled jury trials related to capital murder, confinement, OWI causing death, robbery, rape and murder. When he was the assistant United States attorney for the Indiana Division for the Northern District of Indiana, he handled matters of murder for hire, racketeering, illegal drug manufacturing, wire and mail fraud, counterfeiting and conspiracy. Commended for his work by the United States Attorney General, Mr. Cook was also given the Post Master General Special Award.

    For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He is also received recognition by his peers through SuperLawyer®. He is admitted to practice in Indiana and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago.

    After earning a Bachelor of Science in the economics honors program of Purdue University, he graduated with his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law. For the last 17 years, Mr. Cook has focused his legal practice on plaintiff’s work and civil defense.

    * 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
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Insurance Coverage
    • 10%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Civil Rights
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Defense
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 10%Other
    Focus Areas

    Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Products Liability

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    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021

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    About Richard Cook

    Admitted: 1982, Indiana

    Professional Webpage: https://www.yoshalawfirm.com/our-attorneys/richard-a-cook/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Letter of Commendation, United States Attorney General Dick Thornburg, Received national recognition for successfully investigating and prosecuting an elaborate altered postal money order scheme which was operated within the Indiana State Prison system. This scheme was used to bilk the public out of millions of dollars and financed a number of illegal enterprises inside the Indiana Prison system, 1989
    • Special Award from the Chief Postal Inspector, U.S. Postal Service, Received national recognition for successfully investigating and prosecuting an elaborate altered postal money order scheme which was operated within the Indiana State Prison system. This scheme was used to bilk the public out of millions of dollars and financed a number of illegal enterprises inside the Indiana Prison system, 1988
    • AV rated by legal peers through Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Chicago, Illinois
    • American Association For Justice
    • Member, Super Lawyers of Indiana
    • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Indiana
    • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Indiana
    • Indiana
    • Member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
    • Member of the American Bar Association, Litigation Section, 1982

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • American College of Trial Lawyers

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, Is the Use of a Jury Consultant Protected from Disclosure, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association - Verdict Vol. 31, No. 4, www.indianatriallawyers.org, The following article deals with techniques and measures that may be used to ensure that information and assistance obtained from a jury consultant is treated by the court as privileged and confidential, 2010
    • Presenter and Author, Preparing Your Client for Deposition, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, The presentation and article described below dealt with the preparation of a plaintiff for deposition, www.indianatriallawyers.org, 2009

    Educational Background:

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in the Economic Honors Program, Krannert School of Business, Purdue University, 1979
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    Office Location for Richard A. Cook

    9102 North Meridian
    Suite 535
    Indianapolis, IN 46260

    Phone: 317-953-2971

    Fax: 317-566-3578

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    Last Updated: 9/16/2020

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