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Jessie Cook

  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime
  • Indiana
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Biography

Jessie A. Cook represents individuals accused of major felonies in state and federal courts. She graduated from IU Maurer School of Law (1979, cum laude), the National College of Criminal Defense and the Darrow College of Capital Defense. She teaches advanced trial advocacy at the Maurer School of Law- Bloomington, and for various continuing legal education programs including the Federal Defender Organization, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and ICLEF’s Trial Advocacy Skills College. Jessie is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of its Access to Justice Committee. She served on the Indiana Supreme Court 's Rules Committee for ten years and chaired the Committee for the last five of those years. She is a founding member and former board member of the Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc., a Master Life Fellow and former Board member of the Indiana Bar Foundation, and a long-time member of the ISBA and its Criminal Justice Section's governing Council and has previously served as a member of the ISBA'S Board of Governors and chaired its House of Delegates, She is a member of NACDL, NLG, NAACP and the ACLU. Jessie was the 2008 recipient of the IPDC’s Gideon Award, the 2013 recipient of the ISBA's“GP Hall of Fame Award” for excellence in general practice, and the 2014 recipient of the IFCD's Thurgood Marshall award for indigent defense in federal court.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana
Indiana Supreme Court
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7th Circuit
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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
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Professional Associations
American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow
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Activities: Member, Access to Justice Committee
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Indiana State Bar
Member
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Activities: Council Member, Criminal Justice Section; Former Member Board of Governors; Former Chair Criminal Justice Section
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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National Lawyers Guild
Member
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Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure
Member and Chair
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Activities: Chair, Rules Committee from 2012 - 2017
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Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc.
Former Board Member
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Activities: Former Board Member also 1993-1999
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Contact & Map
JESSIE A. COOK
1512 N Delaware St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Telephone: (812) 232-4634