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The Cook Group is a minority & women-owned law firm with offices in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis, Buffalo, Philadelphia, and Fort Lauderdale. We are a diverse team of over 40 talented and experienced litigators licensed across the United States.

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With a diverse team of over 40 talented and experienced litigators, The Cook Group is distinguished in its commitment to client service with formidable legal talent across multiple jurisdictions and disciplines.

We have offices in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis, Buffalo, Philadelphia and Fort Lauderdale, as well as bar admissions across the US.

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Why Choose The Cook Group?

With a focus on putting our client’s needs first, you’ll see attorneys from diverse backgrounds leading client engagements and practice groups. We leverage our strengths and experience as defense litigators to our client’s advantage: sharing ideas, knowledge and diverse perspectives with clients and each other to increase opportunities and overall effectiveness.

The Cook Group is a minority and women owned law firm.

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Legal resources, results, insights and news from The Cook Group

The Cook Group Obtains Defense Verdict in Products Liability/Toxic Torts Claim

March 27, 2024 Today, Gary Casimir and Patricia Maher of The Cook Group’s New York City office obtained a directed verdict from Justice Christopher Modelewski in Suffolk County, NY.  This defense verdict followed oral arguments before Justice Modelewski regarding defendant’s motion to preclude plaintiff’s causation experts. The case involved allegations of exposure to heavy metals […]


Distinguished Litigator Mark Sampson Joins The Cook Group’s Chicago Office March 26, 2024 – Chicago, Illinois The Cook Group, a renowned leader in the legal industry, proudly announces the appointment of Mark Sampson as Partner at its esteemed Chicago office. With a distinguished background in product liability, commercial litigation, and toxic tort, Mark brings a […]

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow in Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Litigation

Hanson Horn, Managing Partner of The Cook Group’s Fort Lauderdale Office Today’s climate in litigation is scorching, particularly in the toxic tort and environmental realm. From the ongoing and seemingly never-ending asbestos litigation to asbestos litigation’s off-shoot, talc litigation, and the impending Camp LeJune water contamination claims and hair relaxer related cancer complaints, it seems […]

Our Featured Practice Areas

Environmental & Toxic Torts

Our experienced team represents defendants in state and federal courts across the country serving as national coordinating counsel, regional counsel or local counsel in various jurisdictions.
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Business & Commercial Litigation

Representing a wide range of business interests and industries, we take a client focused, comprehensive approach to resolving business disputes in the most efficient manner.
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Mass Torts

The Cook Group’s attorneys have a proven record of reducing the risks posed by this high-risk type of litigation.
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Construction Litigation

The Cook Group’s construction litigators have vast experience in a broad array of construction-related matters.
Construction Litigators

Products Liability

From product recalls to “bet the company” litigation, The Cook Group’s team of experienced litigators has represented a wide variety of product manufacturers and product distributors in state and federal courts around the nation.
Products Liability
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We are committed to recruiting, retaining and advancing highly qualified diverse attorneys and have set priorities in entry level recruitment, lateral recruitment, development and retention of minority and female attorneys, and diversity mentoring, training and awareness.

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