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Collin Patrick Cook

Criminal defense Attorney at Raleigh, NC

4.7   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Collin

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Born in Greenville, North Carolina, Collin Cook grew up in Raleigh, where he attended Ravenscroft High School. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 2004 with a degree in history, and he began studying law at Wake Forest University in the fall of 2004.

During the summers of 2005 and 2006, between his academic years of study at Wake Forest Law School, Collin clerked for the criminal trial defense and appeals section of the firm. In that role, he engaged in factual and legal analysis in cases ranging from complex white collar matters to first-degree capital murder. He also consulted with experts and investigators in various fields and subject matters, helped prepare witness examinations and defense themes and theories for trial, and assisted in the courtroom during trials. He also assisted in the criminal appellate work performed by the section.

In 2007, after graduating from Wake Forest Law School, Collin remained at the firm as an attorney in the criminal trial defense and appeals section. His practice focuses on criminal trial defense and appeals in North Carolina’s state courts.

Business North Carolina named Collin as one of the state’s Legal Elite in criminal defense practice in 2011 2012, and 2013, a distinction bestowed on less than 3 percent of the state’s lawyers. In 2012 and 2013, Super Lawyers selected him as a Rising Star for his work representing individuals in the criminal justice system. In 2014, Collin was recognized by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), as one of the top 100 DWI lawyers in North Carolina.

Location

Cheshire Parker Schneider, PLLC
133 Fayetteville Street
4th Floor
Raleigh, NC, 27601

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by A Maria | May 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, caring, and prepared
Collin Cook exceeded my expectations! From our initial meeting, he displayed the knowledge, professionalism, and caring attitude that I needed to navigate the difficult situation I was in. He was always responsive and gave me best case scenarios and worst case scenarios, which I appreciated! He did not sugar coat the situation, however did not make me feel like things were hopeless either. His staff was incredible as well. During my trial, he was relentless in representing me with such a calm and deliberate demeanor. I truly believe because of his instincts and preparation, we won what was considered my most, an impossible case to win. I highly recommend Collin Cook!
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I highly recommend Collin Cook as a Raleigh attorney to use if you need a lawyer to help you with a NC speeding ticket. Not only were they quick to respond but they got my situation with the NC DMV handled within a week and gave me excellent legal advice. His paralegal, Lisa, was fantastic as well. She was willing to stay after work late just to make sure I got the paperwork I needed as quick as possible. They exceeded all my expectations and got me a better outcome than I had hoped for. I recommend them to anyone looking for a speeding ticket attorney.
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Posted by Ryan | March 30, 2015
I recommend Collin
Collin helped me with a suspended driving/speeding ticket. I walked away with only court fees to pay. From the start Collin was very professional and was very informative about NC driving rules. His price was fair and definitely worth It for the results.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2015
Case Dismissed!
I hired Collin after researching law firms. I received the best possible outcome for charges. I would say he was very professional and kept me over-informed. I highly recommend.
Posted by Nick | May 20, 2014
Cook is the best you can get.
Mr. Cook was recommended to me by another lawyer. He took care of everything for me. After all was said and done, I had the absolute best outcome possible, and he personally called to give me a thorough debrief. He reviewed my entire traffic history and gave me excellent guidance for the future. Above and beyond.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2013
Criminal Defense Client
Colin Cook represented me on a misdemeanor criminal defense case. Colin helped me through the process of dismissal and was very reassuring along the way. He genuinely had my best interest in mind and explored all of his options to get my case dismissed. Colin was very diligent in contacting me through email and phone, and I would recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer. I am very thankful I chose Colin Cook to represent me in my case.
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Posted by Bruce | October 28, 2013
Outstanding Collin
Collin is an outstanding lawyer. My son, a college student, was charged with a felony that did not pass the sniff test. I live 1000 miles away from my son's University and did not know any lawyers in the area. Collin was thorough and professional as he stated the charges, possibilities and course of action he would take. In less than 4 days after retaining Collin he had the case dismissed and assisted my son in having the case also thrown out with University conduct. What a relief from 2 concerned parents who felt helpless. Collin never made a promise he couldn't keep but the outcome was spectacular. My wife and I fully endorse and highly recommend Collin and his team to represent any person. Thank you Collin and team.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2013
Criminal Defense Client
Collin exceeded all of my expectations for an attorney. This was the first time I was ever charged for a crime. throughout the whole process, Collin was very reassuring that he would get the best possible outcome for my situation. He was very personable with me, and I could tell he was looking out for my best interest. He did a great job of letting me know things I could do to improve the outcome for my case.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2013
A Very Professional DUI Attorney
Using his vast courtroom experience, Collin Cook had our case continued until we were in front of a Judge who is a strong believer in one's constitutional rights. Although I had been pulled-over leaving a tire store parking lot at 1:30 am, he did an excellent job painting a picture in everyone's mind that there was no probable cause for me to be stopped by the police. As a result, the Judge ruled all evidence gathered, after I was stopped by the police, to be suppressed. Acquitted! Throughout our case, Collin Cook was friendly, responsive, and behaved as a gentleman.
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Posted by JonathanMcCollum | August 12, 2013
Excellent Attorney
Collin Cook has represented me more than once. He is a capable and excellent attorney who I would recommend to anyone. I would never trust anyone else with my sensitive legal issues. In fact, when I need legal assistance I contact him even if it's just for a referral. He is diligent, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. No one else can take care of your legal issues like Collin Cook! You have to trust your attorney and you can trust Collin Cook.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2012
Grerat Attorney
He is well care about all areas of your life well rounded to have compassion of your feelings and how well he can protect you from being thrown under the bus. Knowledgeable , keep you informed trustworthy, responsive, H will do all things in his power to keep you on track and above water have a power to believe in what God can and will do Wonderful person.
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Posted by Carol | August 13, 2013
Collin Cook was dishonest with me, refused to meet with me & insulted me.
Collin Cook represented me in a case where I was accused of purposefully writing a check off of my business account to purchase a computer. A handyman stole my business checks and I had no idea that the check wouldn't clear. Regardless, the authorized Apple Retailer (Ten Plus) tried to sell me a computer that they destroyed by taking the Lion OS to a Leopard OS. I returned the computer per the police officer's instruction. Then I was arrested! Collin promised me that this was not a "strict liability" crime and that the state of NC would have to prove I intentionally wrote a "bad check" with the goal of depriving Ten Plus Computers of a computer. Collin promised me I would not be arrested and the case would go away. He charged $2000 and then forced me to re-purchase the broken computer! I am 78 years old and have never been arrested. Collin treated me with such disrespect and hatred that I know am scared almost every day. Collin did not represent me. He literally threw me under the proverbial bus. He was not honest with me. He refused to put anything in writing and he refused to meet personally with me.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cheshire Parker Schneider, PLLC
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • Wake Forest
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • North Carolina State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • N/A
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite Criminal Defense
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2022
  • Rising Star Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite Criminal Defense
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2018
  • Rising Star Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite Criminal Defense
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2017
  • Rising Star Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2016
  • Top 100 DWI Attorneys NC
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • North Carolina Legal Elite - Criminal Defense
  • North Carolina Business Weekly
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • North Carolina Legal Elite - Criminal Defense
  • North Carolina Business Weekly
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • North Carolina Legal Elite - Criminal Defense
  • North Carolina Business Weekly
  • 2012
  • North Carolina Legal Elite - Criminal Defense
  • North Carolina Business Weekly
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Collin is an excellent attorney and a fierce advocate. As a prosecutor, I tried several cases against him. He is a talented trial attorney and a skilled negotiator. Collin has an excellent command of the law and an amazing attention to detail. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Collin is an exceptional attorney. He works very hard for his clients and gets outstanding results. My firm is always comfortable sending referrals his way when we are conflicted out of a case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Collin is a brilliant attorney. He knows when to fight and when to negotiate. He can skillfully handle the defense of a wide range of cases, from traffic matters to serious felonies and complicated white collar investigations. He is respected by the judges and prosecutors in Wake County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Collin is a fantastic lawyer. He cares deeply for his clients and gets great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Collin is known in the legal community for his intellect, preparedness, and personable demeanor. He kills with kindness. In the years that I've practiced with Collin, I have been continuously impressed by his deposition and devotion to the rights of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Collin is one of the best attorneys in the Wake County area and he gets great results for his clients. I don't hesitate to refer conflict cases his way."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Colin. He cares about his clients, works hard, is highly skilled and respected by fellow attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Collin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Colin is a diligent and intelligent attorney to whom I always feel comfortable referring cases. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred several of my client to Mr. Cook. Each client has provided high praise for his work ethic and the outcome of their case. I strongly endorse this lawyer's work."
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