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Jeffrey M. Cook

Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney at Raleigh, NC

4.9   8 reviews

also known as J.M. Cook

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    I have worked as senior staff attorney for the Bankruptcy Administrator for 8 years and before starting my practice representing debtors and creditors under Chapter 11.

    23 years, 300 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    After many years experience reviewing cases in bankruptcy, I now work at helping people and businesses reform and reorganize their debt outside of bankruptcy, still having bankruptcy available as an option.

    15 years

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    As Senior Staff Attorney to the Bankruptcy Administrator, I reveiwed cases for abuse and prosecuted for such. I now represent individuals and businesses as debtors and creditors in Chapter 7.

    23 years

  4. General practice
    Though bankruptcy currently makes up the bulk of my practice, I have practiced in many other areas including taxation, corporations, estates, criminal defense, civil litigation and appellate work. As such, I still represent clients from time to time in these areas.

    25 years

Licensed for 24 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 12/27/2022
State RI
Status Inactive
Acquired 1998
Updated 01/13/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Jeffrey

J.M. Cook, P.A.
5886 Faringdon Place
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC, 27609-3932


4.9 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Kristen | December 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a relief to meet Mr Cook. He is super kind, and really cared, and very knowledgeable on his stuff, I felt really confident the whole time with him even though it was a really difficult time. Gave me the best deal possible, and did a perfect job!
Posted by Nora | August 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Bankruptcy Attorney
Mr. Cook was very knowledgeable about bankruptcies. He was easy to talk to, a great listener and a compassionate person. He answered all my questions, coached me on the hearing and attended the hearing with me. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great Bankruptcy Attorney.
Posted by Susan | January 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and Easy!
My husband and I were very pleased with our lawyer. Despite the pandemic and face to face meetings not possible, we were in contact via email, fax and phone. Our case was resolved quickly and professionally!
Posted by Patricia | October 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Mr. Cook was excellent. He was available, patient, hardworking, and dependable.
Posted by Carole | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Professional, Compassionate
Jeff treated me as though I was the most important contact for him throughout this entire process. He was conservative, accessible, and thorough. He took time to make me comfortable. I felt I had an ally in Jeff, all the way.
Posted by David | April 27, 2011
The Best Bankruptcy Advocate in NC and Our Warrior
Jeff Cook was the only person who was willing to help us through our financial crisis when no one else gave us any hope. We had seen many attorneys before finally finding Jeff Cook. These attorneys gave us poor advice, little hope, and almost destroyed us by filing the wrong type of case and giving us the wrong advice. Jeff devised a plan specific for us that allowed us to do what he taught us that bankruptcy was truly designed to do, and that is to save our home, part of our business and give us a new start. He took the time to fully explain our options and guide us through the whole process from start to finish. He understood that as individuals we might not fit into another attorney's cookie cutter expensive approach. As Jeff has guided us through this process, we have discovered that he knows bankruptcy law better than most. He is compassionate, caring, and a thorough professional. He expertly negotiated with our lenders and the court to find the best solutions for us. Based on Jeff’s past military and legal history, as well as our experiences with him, we would recommend Jeff Cook to anyone who needs a lawyer to guide them through any financial crisis. As a wise man advised us during our crisis, you really need more than just a lawyer or law firm, you need an advocate and a warrior. Jeff Cook is the best advocate and warrior.
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Posted by Small business owner | April 1, 2011
Small business owner
Jeff is the best at what he does. He helped me through a very difficult time and I will be forever grateful. He is totally professional and has the respect of his peers. His years of experience translate into great results for his clients. He totally worked with my difficult situation and even though my case was relatively small in nature, he made me feel like a valued client.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable about his subject matter and how to go about business or resolving your case. I'd just say, if the communication back and forth was a little better, he'd be one of the best in town (not that he already isn't).
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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-275 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • US Bankruptcy Administrator, EDNC
  • 2000 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Narron, O'Hale and Whittington, PA
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Senior Special Operations Engineer
  • US Army Special Forces
  • 1984 - 1995


  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Rhode Island College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990


  • North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Information Technology Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2007 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy
  • NC State Bar
  • N/A
  • Board Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy
  • NC State Bar
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Jeffrey
Unknown Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I send all my bankruptcy clients to Jeff. He is outstanding."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff knows his bankruptcy law and procedure. He should be considered by any small business in the Eastern District seeking debtor's counsel. Travis Sasser"
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Raleigh Chapter 11 bankruptcy Lawyer Jeffrey M. Cook
Jeffrey M. Cook
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 24 years
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