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Mr. Cook represended me a few years ago. He was un-prepared. He made wrong statements in court and it hurt my case. He just wanted to get the money and make a deal. DON'T USE THIS LAWYER.
Jim Cooke is an excellent attorney. I have known him professionally and personally for over 21 years. and I am an attorney as well. I have litigated with him, and against him, but he has in fact represented me on civil matters and provided invaluable advice to my staff and me over the years. He is dedicated, hard working, and truly cares about all his clients. He has the respect of his peers and the judges alike. He is the type of person who can get along with anyone in any situation, and those qualities are sorely needed in our court system today. Jim starts his day way before other attorneys, usually by 5am if not sooner, I know because I am texting him on cases I have with him. I have seen him assist his clients on the weekends, at night, and on holidays, even giving the clients his private cell number. When I have had client conflicts (meaning we could not represent the potential client because we already represented the opposing side, or perhaps other vaid reasons), we called his office and got that person to see Jim right away. Jim also has the very unique ability to work well even with the most aggressive opposing counsel, and then obtain super results for his client despite the obstacles . I trust Jim,,and in fact have asked Jim to be my minor son's trustee and guardian in the event of my wife's and my death. If I can trust Jim to represent me, and trust JIm with the life of my son , then you can trust him too.
James H. Cooke, Jr., Esq., Fayetteville, North Carolina
Bill Padding-Overcharging-Horrible Representation
Parish and Cooke Law Firm
343 Person Street
Fayetteville, North Carolina
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS ATTORNEY. Please take my advise as a former client of Attorney James H. Cooke, Jr. In my case he was detrimental and harmful. He did not do the necessary research on my behalf thereby, placing me at a disadvantage from the on-start. He did not prepare for any of my hearings placing the prepared opposing party at an advantage because he was never prepared to fight for me. There were no pre-trial preparations making me a sitting duck. Additionally, when I did have an office visit per his recommendation I would show up and instead of discussing preparations for my upcoming hearing he would say, "how can I help you?" He or his time keeper did not prepare monthly statements so I had no idea what I was being billed for. I requested a monthly statement at least twice but never received one. His timekeepers billing is so horrible resulting in many overcharges in my case everything was billed at $250.00 per hour including worked performed by his assistants. His staff is ill prepared and lack basic knowledge in Family Law and were very rude. I regret not doing my research before retaining him so I am warning everyone reading this review to do your research and you will find several complaints about his level of representation which in my case was low the and the worse representation money can buy for my hard earned thousands of dollars. Before hiring him do your research honestly, you are better off being a Pro Se.
This review reflects my experience. I am not telling anyone not to retain Attorney James H. Cooke (Fayetteville, NC) but, I would not recommend this attorney to anyone who wants someone to be a real advocate on their behalf.