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Jack T. Cook

Orlando, florida

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Biography Overview

Jack T. Cook was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. Although he excelled both academically and athletically, his desire to serve his country drove him to graduate early from high school and enlist in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17. During his time in service, Mr. Cook traveled to over 40 countries and was meritoriously promoted to every rank. Mr. Cook had the honor of serving with elite forward deployed units, often dubbed the “tip of spear” due to their ability to be on target within hours of receiving orders. Mr. Cook was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in 2004.

Following discharge from the military, Mr. Cook obtained a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, and relocated to the Central Florida area where he worked as a public school teacher and wrestling coach while pursuing his doctorate at the University of Central Florida. After taking a summer job as an Investigator with Morgan & Morgan, Mr. Cook immediately became immersed in the law. The gravitational pull to personal injury law was similar to what drove Mr. Cook to enlist in the Marine Corps: a desire to protect the people against the powerful. Mr. Cook obtained his law degree while working full-time as a personal injury paralegal, and while supporting a family.

Mr. Cook has recovered in excess of $40 million on behalf of his clients, including several multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. Mr. Cook has been certified as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization which is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership in this organization is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Less than one percent of attorneys in the United States are members.

Mr. Cook prides himself in his devotion to his clients, and in working tirelessly to hold responsible parties accountable for their negligent conduct:

“When someone has been injured due to the negligence of another, the injuries often go deeper than flesh and bone. That person is now exposed and vulnerable, and filled with uncertainty with regards to their health, their ability to earn a wage, and their ability to live a normal life. In that scenario, the lawyer becomes their sword and their shield; there is no greater honor than to be entrusted with that responsibility.” - Jack T. Cook

Mr. Cook resides in the Dr. Phillips area with his wife, Sandra, and their two children, Chase and Lorelei. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Cook is an accomplished singer, having fronted numerous bands throughout Florida, and having performed with the Orlando Opera Company.


Practice Areas

  • Brain Injuries
  • Car Accidents
  • Dog Bite & Animal Attacks
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Admitted to Practice

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Middle & Southern District

Memberships

  • Florida Bar - Trial Lawyers Section
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Distinguished Judicial Advocates
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Marine Corps League

Education

  • University of North Carolina (Wilmington) - B.A. History
  • University of Central Florida (Orlando) - Graduate Studies - Social Science Education
  • Florida A&M University College of Law (Orlando) - Juris Doctorate