The Cook Group Adds Partner in its St. Louis Office

ST. LOUIS – DECEMBER 1, 2021 – The Cook Group, PLLC, a multi-state litigation law firm with key practices in products liability, general liability, commercial litigation, appellate issues and sports management, is pleased to announce that Brian Wacker has joined the firm as a Partner in its St. Louis office.

“We are thrilled that Brian has become part of our team,” stated Kerryann Cook, Founder and Managing Partner of The Cook Group. “Brian is the fifth lateral partner to join us in our Midwest offices this year and we know that his wide-ranging expertise in employment litigation, commercial litigation, trust and estate litigation and toxic tort litigation will be an asset to us and our clients as we continue to expand our Midwest presence.”

“Our St. Louis office is dynamic and growing, and Brian is an excellent addition,” added Joe Hargraves, Managing Partner of the St. Louis Office. “His outstanding experience, top-notch litigation skills and deep commitment to the St. Louis community make him a great fit for us and our clients.”
“I’m thrilled to join The Cook Group,” said Brian Wacker. “The Firm has an impressive array of outstanding attorneys across the country and I’m excited to be part of its increased presence in the St. Louis community and in the Midwest.”

In his new role at The Cook Group, Wacker will focus on general liability, employment, and products liability litigation. He is licensed in both Missouri and Illinois. Wacker was selected as a “Rising Star” by Missouri Lawyers Weekly in 2017 and named a “Best Lawyer in America” by U.S. News & World Report in 2021 and 2022. In addition to his legal work, Wacker serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Louis chapter of Boys Hope Girls Hope, as well as the Immigrant Home English Learning Program organization in St. Louis City. He is an active supporter of Cornerstone Center for Early Learning in the City’s Shaw neighborhood and Loyola Academy in Midtown St. Louis.


The Cook Group is a certified women and minority owned law firm practicing in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Florida, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. With a diverse team of talented and experienced litigators, The Cook Group is distinguished in its commitment to client service with formidable legal talent across multiple jurisdictions and disciplines. The Cook Group – Modern. Efficient. Effective. Learn more about The Cook Group and meet our team at Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @cookgrouplegal.

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