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Matthew E. Cook

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matt@cook-lawgroup.com
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Office: 706-776-1232
Fax: 886-612-0589

500 Jesse Jewell Parkway
Suite 201
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Matthew E. Cook, B.A., 1996, Piedmont College; J.D., Cum Laude, 1999; Walter F. George School of Law; Mercer University. Member: Mercer Law Review, 1997-99; Brainerd Currie Honor Society. Recipient CALI Awards for Excellence: criminal law, statutory analysis, constitutional law, legal writing II and advanced legal research. Recipient of Thomas Ryals Foundation and Mercer Law School Merit Scholarships. Speaker: 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, 53 Mercer L. Rev 475 (2001). Member of American Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, The American Association for Justice, and Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Admitted to practice in Georgia.

Education

J.D., Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia, 2000

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

U.S. District Court
Member Since: 2000

Middle District of Georgia

Georgia
Member Since: 1999

American Bar Association

The American Association for Justice

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

E. Wycliffe Orr Inn of Court

Super Lawyers, 2011, 2012

Invited to Join the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Honors:

  • Cum Laude
  • Brainerd Currie Honor Society
  • Law Review: Mercer Law Review; member 1997-1999
  • Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia 1996; B.A.

Areas of Practice

Wrongful death and personal injury litigation representing injured victims and their families in cases arising from tractor-trailer wrecks, commercial vehicle collisions, car wrecks, workplace and construction accidents, premises liability, nursing home abuse/neglect, railroad accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians and defective products. Matt has secured more than $90 million for clients in just the past 7 years for clients including a $5.47 million jury verdict in October, 2009, in DeKalb County, Georgia and a $1.78 million jury verdict in Rabun County, Georgia in December, 2011 (largest personal injury verdict ever in that County).

Published Works:

Trial Practice & Procedure (co-author), 51 Mercer L. Rev. 487, 1999; U.S. v. Mitchell: The Fifth Amendment at Sentencing, 49 Mercer L. Rev. 865, 1998; Trial Practice & Procedure (co-author), 52 Mercer L. Rev. 447, 2000; Trial Practice & Procedure (co-author), 53 Mercer L. Rev. 475, 2001

Honors and Awards:

Recipient of CALI Awards for Excellence: Criminal Law, Statutory Analysis, Constitutional Law, Legal Writing II & Advance Legal Research, 1996-1999. Recipient of Thomas Ryals Foundation and Mercer Law School Merit of Scholarships.