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Kate Cook

Partner
kate@cook-lawgroup.com
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Phone: 678-928-3899
Fax: 888-612-0589

800 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SW, #100
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Education

J.D., Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, GA, 2002

magna cum laude
Woodruff Scholar
Brainerd F. Currie Honors Society
Law Review: Eleventh Circuit Survey Editor
CALI/Book Awards: Civil Procedure, Legal Writing II, Property, Contracts, Commercial Payment Systems
Research Assistant to Professor Linda Edwards (Legal Writing)

B.A., University of the South, Sewanee, TN, 1998

magna cum laude
Russian, minor in Political Science
Order of the Gown
Biehl Grant for International Research
Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honors Fraternity

Experience

Cook Law Group, LLC, Clermont, GA
Member 2013 – present
Research and writing of trial and appellate briefs for complex litigation
Oral Argument in trial and appellate courts


Butler Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP, Columbus, GA
Of Counsel 2011 – 2013
Research and writing of trial and appellate briefs for complex litigation
Oral Argument in trial and appellate courts
Management of filed cases, including business and class action litigation


Butler Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP, Columbus, GA
Associate 2004-2011
Research and writing of trial and appellate briefs for complex litigation
Oral Argument in trial and appellate courts
Management of filed cases, including business and class action litigation


Hon. Clay D. Land, U.S. District Judge, Middle District of Georgia, Columbus Division
Law Clerk 2002-2004
Research and writing of internal memoranda and orders
Preparation and assistance with trials, hearings and other court functions

Teaching Experience

Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, GA
Adjunct Professor: Advanced Contracts Drafting 2013-2016

Publications and Papers
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 64 Mercer L. Rev. 305 (2012);
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 63 Mercer L. Rev. 359 (2011);
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 62 Mercer L. Rev. 339 (2010);
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 61 Mercer L. Rev. 363 (2009);
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 60 Mercer L. Rev. 397 (2008);
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 59 Mercer L. Rev. 423 (2007);
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 57 Mercer L. Rev. 381 (2005);
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (Co-Author), 56 Mercer L. Rev. 433 (2004); and
  • Case Note: Albany Urology Clinic, P.C. v. Cleveland, 52 Mercer L. Rev. 1159 (2001).
Professional Activities

Hall County Chamber of Commerce (Associate Director, 2016-present; Member, 2014-present); E. Wycliffe Orr Inn of Court (Membership Chair, 2015-present; Member, 2012-present); Columbus Inn of Court (Founding Member and Administrator, 2010-11); State Bar of Georgia (Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, 2016-present; Bench & Bar Committee, 2010-12)); Walter F. George School of Law Board of Alumni (President, 2011-2013; Vice-President, 2010-11; Secretary, 2009-10); Walter F. George School of Law Board of Visitors (2015-present); Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Columbus Chapter (President, 2006-07; Vice-President, 2005-06; Secretary, 2004-05); Columbus Trial Lawyers Association (Secretary, 2005-08; Secretary/Treasurer, 2008-11); Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Amicus Committee, 2005-08); Columbus Bar Association (Law Day Essay Committee, 2009); Middle District of Georgia Attorney Discipline and Grievance Committee (Member, 2010); Middle District of Georgia Magistrate Judge Review and Selection Panel (Member, 2004); Mercer University National Board of Alumni (2011-2013); GTLA Annual Conference and CLEs (Speaker and Writer); American Inns of Court (Eleventh Circuit Liaison, 2014-15).

Civic Activities

Daughters of the American Revolution (State Parliamentarian, 2014-present; Chapter Regent 2012-2016; National Vice-Chairman, 2013-16; Member, 2005-present); Board of Directors of the Concharty Council (former), Girl Scouts of America (Member, 2004-08); Junior League of Columbus (Member, 2005-2011); Junior League of Hall County (2011-2012); Rotary Club of Gainesville (Membership Committee, 2015-present; Member 2014-present).

Honors

Recognition for Exceptional Contribution to the Columbus Inn of Court (2011); Certificate of Commendation from Committee on Professionalism, Supreme Court of Georgia; Outstanding Junior Member for the State of Georgia, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (2011); Leadership Hall County Class of 2016.

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