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Harold F Cook Jr.

also known as Hal Cook, Cook Law Firm

About me

Hal Cook is the President of Cook Law Firm, P.A., a multi-state personal injury law firm with offices in Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee.


Born and raised in Ohio, Hal moved to Texas to begin a law enforcement career after graduation from Kent State University in 1976. While completing MBA graduate work at Dallas Baptist University, he pursued a law degree while working full-time with the County of Dallas, Texas. Awarded a Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University-School of Law in 1994.


Hal entered private practice after retiring from public sector employment in 1998. Hal's previous employment includes fifteen (15) years of administrative and management responsibilities as the Assistant Director of Public Safety with Dallas County in Dallas, Texas, and as a Chief of Police in Texas.


Certified by the State of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education, Hal graduated from the prestigious Executive Development and Management Programs at the Southern Police Institute University of Louisville, Kentucky and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


An experienced lecturer and instructor of criminal justice and security training programs, author of numerous publications and resource materials used by criminal justice, educational, healthcare and security related institutions, Hal has provided both the public and private sector with expert consulting concerning design, development, implementation and needs assessment of security and protective service programs for businesses.


In 1991, Hal joined the faculty as an instructor at the Eastfield College Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Training Center of the Dallas County Community College District's accredited peace officer training academy. Instructional areas include: Use of Force, Civil Liability, Civil Rights, Arrest Search and Seizure, Police Negligence and Failure to Protect, Premises Liability, Risk Management, and §1983 Litigation.


Professional Licenses

Arkansas State Bar;

Missouri State Bar;

Tennessee State Bar;

Utah State Bar;

District of Columbia Bar;

United States Supreme Court;

United States Tax Court;

District of Columbia-Courts of Appeals;

Texas Federal District Courts:

United States District Courts; Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts;

Immigration and Naturalization Courts;

Board of Appeals for the Immigration and Naturalization Service;

United States District Court-Eastern District of Arkansas;

United States District Court-Western District of Arkansas;

United States District Court-Western District of Tennessee;

United States District Court-State of Utah;


Arkansas Bar Association;

Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association;

American Bar Association;

American Association of Justice;

Missouri Bar Association;

Missouri Trial Lawyers Association;

Tennessee Bar Association;

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

American Immigration Lawyers Association;

District of Columbia Bar Association;

Pulaski County Bar Association;

Dallas Bar Association.


Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    23 years
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
    23 years
  3. Violent Crime: 10%
    23 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    23 years



Hourly ($225-350/hour), contingent (33-45%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

22 total 

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  • Marc Edward Stewart

    Hal Cook is an experienced and trusted trial attorney. Any client he represents can expect professionalism and good results.


    Marc Stewart Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. Hal is dedicated, is a hard worker and has always been honest with me in all of our dealings.


    Don Huckabay Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Cook Law Firm P.A.

8114 Cantrell Road
Suite 100
Little Rock, AR, 72227-2481

Cook Law Firm, P.A.

8114 Cantrell Road
Suite 100
Little Rock, AR, 72227



MOGood Standing, Active200601/08/2013
DCActive 200005/25/2015
ARAuthorized to practice199910/30/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MembershipMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
MembershipMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Sustaining Member AwardAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2008
State Legal CounselLULAC-Arkansas2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCook Law Firm, P. A.1992 - 2014
Assistant DirectorDallas County Department Public Safety-DCHD1980 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Crime Victim Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Garland County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Shelby County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Utah State BarMember2006 - Present
Boone County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Immigration CommissionMember2002 - 2003
American Bar Association, Immigration CommissionCommittee Member2002 - 2004
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember1999 - Present
Pulaski County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Arkansas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - 2013
Arkansas Bar AssociationCommittee Member1998 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMember1992 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Premise Liability-Personal InjurySettled during trial
Patty Simpson v. Cavalry SPV I, LLC.; 2014 Ark. 363 (2014)Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed
Lillie McMullen v. McHughes Law Firm; CV 14-307 (2014)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Arkansasans with DisabilitiesUpdating the ADA2013
Credit Counseling of ArkansasFDCPA Violations2013
How does it Apply HereSection 504-Rehabilitation Act2012
Arkansas Career Education-Arkansas Rehabilitation ServicesArkansasans with Disability2011
Eastfield CollegeCivil Liability for Peace Officers1992
Eastfield CollegeArrest, Search & Seizure1990
Eastfield College-Criminal JusticeCivil Rights1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Wesleyan University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Dallas Baptist UniversityMBAGraduate Program1988
Tarleton State UniversityMBAGraduate Program1979
Kent State UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pleasant Valley POA IICondo Owners & Proerty Rights2015
Community Counseling Annual MeetingDebt Colletions Update-20142014
Quarterly InserviceAmericans with Disabilities Update2013
Community Credit Counseling Annual MeetingDebt Collection Violations Overview2013
Quarterly In-ServiceSection 504 Changes in 20122012
League of Latin American CitizensImmigration Reform2004
LULAC-Arkansas State ConventionDeportation Rights of Detainees2003
LULAC-Arkansas State ConventionArkansas Citizens?2002