A native of Beaufort, South Carolina, M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. has received numerous awards for his work in the community as well as the courtroom over his 35 years of practice. A much... more
A native of Beaufort, South Carolina, M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. has received numerous awards for his work in the community as well as the courtroom over his 35 years of practice. A much sought after arbitratoe and litigator, Cooke's law practice focuses on arbitration and mediation as well as complex civil litigation, professional liability defense, and personal injury litigation. Admitted to ... view profile
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies offer and the rates they charge. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.