John C. Cook

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Fairfax, VA

Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC
 | 3050 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-865-7480
Fax: 703-434-3510
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2011 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (40%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    As a founding partner of Virginia-based Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC, John C. Cook handles a variety of employment law and civil litigation matters. His experience includes issues such as discrimination claims, fraud, workplace assaults, Fair Labor Standards Act disputes and issues related to the Family and Medical Leave Act. He also counsels small businesses and executives regarding executive contracts, non-competition agreements, review and negotiation of severance agreements and other business matters. He handles cases throughout Fairfax.

    After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Gettysburg College, where he graduated magna cum laude, Mr. Cook earned his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University. Today, Mr. Cook serves as a mediator for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and a conciliator for the Fairfax Circuit Court.

    Mr. Cook's dedication to excellence and integrity have earned him the respect of his peers. In addition to receiving the top rating of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, he has been recognized as an elite lawyer from 2004 through 2006 with Virginia Business magazine. He frequently lectures and writes articles on employment law and civil litigation matters, and serves on the section council for the Virginia Bar Association's employment law section. Previously, Mr. Cook served as chair of the Fairfax Bar Association's employment law section.

    Firmly believing in taking an active role in the legal community, Mr. Cook is a member of the bar associations of Virginia, New York and the District of Columbia. He also serves on the boards for Fairfax County and the Virginia Railway Express, and belongs to the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.

    *AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 40%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 20%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2011 - 2021

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    About John Cook

    Admitted: 1995, Virginia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Mediator, District of Columbia Superior Court (2001-2013)
    • Conciliator, Fairfax County Circuit Court
    • One of Virginia's "Legal Elite", Virginia Business Magazine, December 2004, 2005 and 2006 editions

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, District of Columbia State Bar
    • Member, Virginia State Bar
    • Former Chair, Fairfax County Bar Association's Employment Law Section
    • Member, New York State Bar
    • Section Council, Virginia Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Northern Virginia Transportation Commission
    • Northern Virginia Regional Commission
    • Executive Board, Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Frequent Lecturer and Published Articles on Civil Litigation and Employment Law Issues

    Educational Background:

    • Gettysburg College, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Member, Phi Beta Kappa
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    Office Location for John C. Cook

    3050 Chain Bridge Road
    Suite 200
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Phone: 703-865-7480

    Fax: 703-434-3510

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    Last Updated: 6/11/2021

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