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Matthew E. Cook

Matthew E. Cook

Cook Law Group, LLC
  • Personal Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Products Liability ...
  • Georgia, Middle District of Georgia
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Matt grew up in Northeast Georgia in a rural community in a single parent home with little means. After working various manufacturing jobs, Matt attended college and then law school on an academic scholarship. Matt graduated 3rd in his school class. He was a member of the Brainerd Currie Honor Society, was awarded five CALI Awards for Excellence (highest grade in the class), and was a member of the Law Review.

After law school, Matt became an associate, and then a partner, at a prestigious, nationally recognized trial firm where he worked on complex catastrophic injury cases ranging from product liability claims to tractor-trailer wreck cases. These matters involved the most serious losses including paralysis, burns and wrongful death. Matt’s diverse and broad litigation experience includes claims involving Ford Explorer rollover/roof crush injuries/deaths, seat-back collapses, defective tire cases, GM fuel-fed fires, nursing home abuse, dram shop claims, insurance bad faith, legal and medical malpractice cases, hydroplaning and other roadway defects as well as many, many car wreck and trucking cases against the Nation’s largest and best defended trucking companies.

After spending 12 years at his prior firm, Matt returned to North Georgia. Matt has continued to represent the same type of clients he had previously represented with equal or greater success than before. Matt has tried several wrongful death and serious injury cases in courts in the Southeast, and in several cases has obtained the largest jury verdict in the history of county where the cases were tried. While the Firm’s primary case load is in Georgia, the Firm continues to handle cases cases throughout the Southeast.

Matt is a frequent speaker at trial lawyer meetings and has published several articles. Matt’s ability is best measured by what other lawyers think of him - most of his cases (92%) come from other lawyers who associate him to handle complex cases.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
Additional Practice Area
  • Tractor-trailer wrecks
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Middle District of Georgia
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U.S. District Court
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Cook Law Group, LLC
Current
Education
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
J.D. (1999)
Honors: Cum Laude
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Piedmont College
B.A. (1996)
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2011 and 2012
Invitation to join
Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
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The American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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E. Wycliffe Orr Inn of Court
Member
Current
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Super Lawyers
- Current
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Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Voir Dire in Low Speed, Soft Tissue Injury Cases (co-author)
The Verdict
Georgia’s New Evidence Code: After the Celebration, a Serious Review of Anticipated Subjects of Litigation to be brought on by the New Legislation (co-author)
Mercer Law Review: Annual Survey of Georgia Law
Trial Practice & Procedure (co-author)
Mercer Law Review
Trial Practice & Procedure (co-author)
Mercer Law Review
Trial Practice & Procedure (co-author)
Mercer Law Review
U.S. v. Mitchell: The Fifth Amendment at Sentencing
Mercer Law Review
Speaking Engagements
Colvin v. Lyndon Steel - a North Carolina Jury Trial , Goldberg Trial Lawyers Breakfast , Atlanta, Georgia
Invited to speak about our record $6 million jury verdict in North Carolina. This verdict was notable given the significant legal hurdles in this conservative jurisdiction.
Goals and Approaches to Voir Dire , GTLA Annual Convention , Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
How to Get a $2.7 million Jury Verdict in a Low Speed, Herniated Disc Case , Goldberg Trial Lawyer Breakfast , Atlanta, Georgia
Fried, Rogers and Goldberg
Detailing the facts of a recent jury verdict for other trial lawyers.
Jury Trials in Cobb County , Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association Luncheon , Marietta, Georgia
Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association
Relating to and Conditioning the Jury Through the Voir Dire Process , ICLE , Atlanta, Georgia
ICLE of Georgia
Depositions: Who, When, Why and How? , ICLE - Trial and Error , Atlanta, Georgia
ICLE of Georgia
Voir Dire and Opening Statement , ICLE Trial Practice , Atlanta, Georgia
ICLE of Georgia
Depositions , ICLE - Trial Practice , Atlanta, Georgia
ICLE of Georgia
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Trucks, Trailers and Cars: Getting What You Need and Making the Most of What You Get , GTLA Auto Torts Seminar , Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
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Maximizing the Value of Cases Involving Drugs and Alcohol , ICLE - Trial Advocacy Seminar , Atlanta, Georgia
ICLE of Georgia
DUI Trial and Civil Investigations: From the Criminal and Civil Perspective , Presentation to State and Local Law Enforcement Officers , Clarkesville, Georgia
Commercial Vehicles (Co-Chair and Speaker) , GTLA Annual Seminar , Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
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Winning at Trial: Persuasion through Preparation , GTLA Fall Workshop , Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
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Trying Cases in North Georgia , GTLA Auto Torts Seminar
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
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Pitts v. A&G Trucking , ICLE - Personal Injury Cases, Best Verdicts , Atlanta, Georgia
ICLE of Georgia
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Identifying Defendants and Locating Sources for Client Recovery , GTLA Seminar , Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
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Making Sure Your Hydroplaning Case is Water-Tight , GTLA Annual Seminar , Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
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The Wolves at the Door: Dealing with Reimbursement Claims , AIEG , Atlanta, Georgia
AIEG
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Cook Law Group LLC Website
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Matthew E. Cook's Website Profile
Contact & Map
Cook Law Group LLC
800 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SW
#100
Gainesville, GA 30501
Telephone: (678) 928-3899
Fax: (888) 612-0589
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed