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Legal practitioner since 1976. Historical emphasis has been on personal injury and medical malpractice litigation, having represented numerous Plaintiffs and Defendants at all levels of the State Courts of the State of Louisiana, as well as in the Federal District Courts of the State of Louisiana and in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Since 1993, served as Mediator in over 2,500 civil litigation disputes, including personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance, contract, construction and employment disputes. Also served as Attorney Chairman of the Medical Review Panel in over 250 medical malpractice claims. Holds AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer-reviewed rating for both legal ability and ethics.




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  1. Mediation: 100%



Hourly ($300/hour)

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David S. Cook, APLC

P.O. Box 53394
Lafayette, LA, 70505


LAEligible to practice law197607/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law1997
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law1996
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who1996
Who's Who in the South and SouthwestMarquis Who's Who in the South and Southwest1995
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law1988
Who's Who Among Emerging Leaders in AmericaMarquis Who's Who Among Emerging Leaders in America1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Louisiana Academy of Mediators and ArbitratorsN/A2013 - Present
National Academy of Distinguished NeutralsN/A2012 - Present
Lafayette Bar AssociationN/A1985 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationN/A1976 - Present
Petroleum Club of LafayetteSecretary2010 - 2011
Petroleum Club of LafayetteBoard Member2009 - 2012
St. Thomas More Catholic High SchoolChairman of Board of Directors2001 - 2002
St. Thomas More Catholic High SchoolBoard Member1999 - 2002
Lafayette Natural History Museum & PlanetariumChairman of Board of Directors1993 - 1994
Lafayette Natural History Museum & PlanetariumBoard Member1991 - 1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law CenterN/AJuris Doctor1976
Bolton High School, Alexandria, LAN/AN/A1970
McNeese State UniversityPre-LawN/AN/A