The Cook Group Legal Litigation Attorneys

The Cook Group Announces Newly Promoted Partners

Four Esteemed Attorneys Join Partnership

New York, NY

May 14, 2024 - The Cook Group Law Firm proudly announces the addition of four esteemed attorneys to its partnership. With an unwavering dedication to their craft and a passion for delivering top-tier legal services, Omar H. Samuel, Anna Liisa Schourek, Elisabeth R. Bala, and Stephanie Lummus have joined The Cook Group, further strengthening the firm's capabilities across various practice areas.

"We are delighted to welcome Omar, Anna Liisa, Elisabeth, and Stephanie to our partnership," said Kerryann Cook, the Managing Partner at The Cook Group. "Their diverse backgrounds, exceptional skills, and dedication to client service perfectly align with our firm's values and goals. Their expertise will undoubtedly enhance our ability to provide comprehensive legal solutions to our clients."

Elisabeth R. Bala, Of Counsel in The Cook Group’s Philadelphia office, focuses her practice on mass tort and complex litigation in the areas of toxic tort, products liability, and mass tort actions.

Stephanie Lummus, an associate in The Cook Group’s St. Louis, Missouri office, brings a unique perspective to the firm with experience in toxic tort litigation, criminal defense, civil rights, municipal, housing, and domestic law. Stephanie is a proud veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.

Omar H. Samuel, an associate at The Cook Group’s New York City Office, brings extensive experience in product liability, negligence, and labor law claims involving exposure to asbestos.

Anna Liisa Schourek, an associate in The Cook Group’s Chicago office, specializes in toxic/mass tort and product liability with a focus on asbestos defense.

The addition of these four exceptional attorneys underscores The Cook Group's commitment to providing comprehensive legal services to its clients. By expanding its team with top talent, the firm continues to position itself as a leader in the legal industry.

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About The Cook Group: The Cook Group is a New York City-based law firm specializing in the defense of mass tort and other litigation cases. With a team of experienced attorneys dedicated to providing personalized and effective legal solutions, The Cook Group serves clients with offices in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis, Ft. Lauderdale, Buffalo, and Philadelphia. The firm's ethics emphasize the delivery of efficient, modern, and effective legal services.