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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.


Contact info

Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan, PLLC

P.O. Box 1029
Raleigh, NC, 27602-1029

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
    9 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    9 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 15%
    9 years
  4. Administrative Law: 5%
    9 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Rebekah Grafton

    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.


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  • Raymond Curtis Tarlton

    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.


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2016
Top 100 DWI Attorneys NCNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
North Carolina Legal Elite - Criminal DefenseNorth Carolina Business Weekly2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
North Carolina Legal Elite - Criminal DefenseNorth Carolina Business Weekly2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
North Carolina Legal Elite - Criminal DefenseNorth Carolina Business Weekly2012
North Carolina Legal Elite - Criminal DefenseNorth Carolina Business Weekly2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan, PLLC2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/AN/A
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeN/AN/A
Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial LawyersN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
North Carolina State UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2004