The Cook Group Legal Litigation Attorneys

The Cook Group Welcomes New Partner – Trial Attorney Jennifer Hightower

New York, NY

June 27, 2024

The Cook Group is pleased to announce that trial attorney Jennifer Hightower has joined the firm as our newest Partner. Jennifer brings a wealth of experience and a stellar reputation to the legal community.

Jennifer is a distinguished litigation attorney and former judge with a robust background in trial advocacy, dispute resolution, and legal advisory. She began her legal career as a prosecutor and private practice attorney, representing injured plaintiffs in toxic tort, catastrophic personal injury, complex class action, and environmental contamination matters. Jennifer has a proven history of managing high-profile, high-stakes litigation matters and has been honored with numerous awards, including the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 - Civil Plaintiff and the National Black Lawyers Top 100.

"I am pleased to join The Cook Group as a Partner and am excited to collaborate with such a talented and resolute team. The firm's innovative approach to legal practice aligns perfectly with my professional values. I look forward to contributing to our collective success and making a positive impact on our clients and the community,” said Jennifer.

Her prior role as an Associate Circuit Judge in the Third Judicial Circuit of Illinois further underscores her ability to manage complex legal issues with sophistication and finesse. She presided over numerous jury and bench trials, maintained accountability for high-volume dockets, and provided strategic direction to litigation teams.

Kerryann Cook, The Cook Group’s Managing Partner, shares, "We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer Hightower as a new Partner at The Cook Group. Jennifer's exceptional skills as a trial attorney and her distinguished career as a former judge bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our firm. Her commitment to justice and her proven record in high-stakes litigation make her an invaluable addition to our team. We look forward to the positive impact she will have on our clients and our continued success together."

Her impressive credentials and dedication to the legal profession make her a valuable addition to our team. We look forward to the positive impact she will have on our firm and our clients. To learn more about Jennifer Hightower, visit our “Team” page.

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.