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Hal Cook

Personal injury Attorney at Little Rock, AR

4.8   32 reviews

also known as Harold F Cook Jr


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About Hal

Learn Hal’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    50%
    All areas of medical malpractice by Healthcare professionals resulting in serious injury or death.

    32 years

  2. Personal injury
    50%
    Negligent/Inadequate Security - Business are required by law to protect customers from being injured as a result of crimes occurring on their premises.

    32 years

Hal Cook is the Managing Partner of Cook & Cossio, a multi-state personal injury law firm which focus their practice on complex litigation in negligent and inadequate security cases, and medical malpractice cases in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missiouri, Utah, Washington, D.C., including all state and federal courts. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for clients who were victims of crimes, hurt by doctors and nurses, and seriously injured bu the negligence of others.
 
Born and raised in Ohio, Hal moved to Texas to begin a law enforcement career after graduation from Kent State University in 1976. While completing MBA graduate work at Dallas Baptist University, he pursued a law degree while working full-time with the County of Dallas, Texas. Awarded a Juris Doctor from Texas A&M-School of Law (Texas Wesleyan) in 1994.
 
Hal entered private practice after retiring from public sector employment in 1998. Hal's previous employment includes fifteen (15) years of administrative and management responsibilities as the Assistant Director of Public Safety with Dallas County in Dallas, Texas, and as a Chief of Police in Texas.
 
Certified by the State of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education, Hal graduated from the prestigious Executive Development and Management Programs at the Southern Police Institute University of Louisville, Kentucky and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
 
An experienced lecturer and instructor of criminal justice and security training programs, author of numerous publications and resource materials used by criminal justice, educational, healthcare and security related institutions, Hal has provided both the public and private sector with expert consulting concerning design, development, implementation and needs assessment of security and protective service programs for businesses.
 
Publications, radio and televison interviews include the following areas: Inadequate Security; Business Liability for Criminal Activity on their Premises; Use of Force, Civil Liability, Civil Rights, Arrest Search and Seizure, Police Negligence and Failure to Protect, Premises Liability, Risk Management, and §1983 Litigation.
 
Professional Licenses
Arkansas State Bar;
Missouri State Bar;
Tennessee State Bar;
Utah State Bar;
District of Columbia Bar;
United States Supreme Court;
Eight Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Tax Court;
District of Columbia-Courts of Appeals;
Texas Federal District Courts:
United States District Courts; Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts;
Immigration and Naturalization Courts;
Board of Appeals for the Immigration and Naturalization Service;
United States District Court-Eastern District of Arkansas;
United States District Court-Western District of Arkansas;
United States District Court-Western District of Tennessee;
United States District Court-State of Utah;
Associations
Arkansas Bar Association;
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association;
American Bar Association;
American Association of Justice;
Missouri Bar Association;
Missouri Trial Lawyers Association;
Tennessee Bar Association;
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association;
District of Columbia Bar Association;
Pulaski County Bar Association;
Dallas Bar Association.

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Licensed for 23 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/19/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 01/01/2023
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 06/08/2022
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 12/05/2022
State UT
Status Inactive
Acquired 2004
Updated 01/07/2023

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

Contact Hal

Cook & Cossio
620 W. 3rd Street
Suite 404
Little Rock, AR, 72201

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
Posted by Tasha | March 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Saver
Hal and his team are amazing!! His firm has handled 2 cases for my family over the last few years. After my daughters first accident I was so lost on what to do, I was referred to Cook Law Firm from a former client and they saved the day. The first case went so well, when my other daughter was hit, there was no question who to call. Everyone has been so nice, his team was even available to meet with me on the weekend because of my work schedule. Highly recommend.
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Posted by jennifer | February 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will definitely recommend
I have used Hal Cook Law Firm on two separate occasions and they fought on my behind like no other. They are very attentive as to what I needed. I could not of asked for a better team to be on my side.
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent choice
Mr Cook not only is an articulate attorney but is also kind and patient with his clients. He helped my parents when my sister died in a nursing facility. He made them feel like they weren't alone.
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Arkansas!
I can't say enough good things about Hal Cook. Not only is he knowledgeable but he is also very honest. He explains everything in a way that makes it easy to understand. He does not promise you things that he doesn't believe he can deliver. If I could not immediately get in touch with him he always returned my call the same day. He made me feel like more than just a client. The compassion he showed made it obviously he truly cared. I have and I will continue to recommend him. In my opinion you will not find a more dedicated attorney.
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Posted by Shauna | September 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
Incredibly professional office. Really took the time to tend to my needs. I would highly recommend Mr. Cook to anyone in need of an efficient and knowledgable legal team.
Posted by Michelle | September 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
My son was injured in a car accident. The lady who hit us was delivering pizza which complicated matters. Her insurance company denied responsibility as did the pizza company. Hal's law firm took our case and sought justice for my son. Sara and Whitney were professional to work with. They were prompt in returning calls and I always knew the progress of our case. I highly recommend the Cook Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
Hal Cook represented me in a personal injury case and he did a phenomenal job. He was very personable. I wasn't just another case to him but he truly cared. I will use him again if need be.
Posted by Linda | September 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I highly recommend Mr. Cook. He helped me with a case and if he was not immediately available to speak to he called me back promptly. He will be honest with you. If he can help you he will say so and if not he'll tell you. My case was small but I felt very comfortable with Mr. Cook and that my case was just as important as everyone else's. You can't go wrong by giving him a call.
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Posted by Angela | September 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive Representation - Amazing Attorney
Hal came highly recommended to me as an amazing attorney and he did NOT disappoint! He is exceedingly effective, knowledgeable, determined, and has a good working relationship with prosecutors and judges, but what impressed me the most was his diligence and aggressiveness in legal negotiations. He will not take NO for an answer!
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Posted by Vicky | September 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced Attorney
I as a client experienced Mr. Cook's dedication as my Attorney and Advocate. With a reputation for optimal results I experienced this first hand as his client. Mr. Cook demonstrated his dedication to me as his client, through his meticulous preparation in dealing with the Insurance Company. I as a result of his experience felt Mr. Cook negotiated on my behalf a compensation that exceeded my expectation's. I strongly recommend Mr. Cook to provide skilled legal services that a client may seek.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer!
Mr Cook was very professional both with our family & in the Courtroom. We are so thankful to have had him show up to assist with the trial of our son. He came prepared, with file in hand & knowledge of the case ready to go on the day of trial.
Posted by Greg | September 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First class representation!
We were very fortunate to have Mr. Cook represent our family. He exceeded our expectations. We received excellent counsel and is the most sincere and professional attorney. He was tenacious and aggressive in his representation of our family. He is well versed, fearless and very knowledgeable. We could not have been more pleased with an attorney as we were with Mr. Cook.
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Posted by KC | September 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
My husband and I were involved in a car accident. After being told by another attorney that their firm was not able to handle the case... Attorney Cook, Sara, and other staff members took on the case without any hesitation. Within months...the case was settled and we were happy with our settlement!
Posted by Brittney | September 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great
I got into a car accident and Harold helped me get the best output for my troubles! He was there with me every step of the way being a college student and not know if how to handle all information once I got into my accident!
Posted by Tammy Atchison | August 26, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Services
Mr. Cook provided services for me when I opened my new company. His services were extremely professional and timely. I could not have asked for a more professional attorney. Mr. Cook went out of his way to review my lease documents and to make sure all bases were covered before I opened the doors of my business.
Posted by Barbie | April 4, 2014
Highly recommended!
I can't say enough about the work ethic of Mr.Cook. Throughout my case, Mr.Cook was always diligent In keeping me informed regarding the latest status, either by phone or by copying me on all correspondence sent out on my behalf. In addition, he always made himself available whenever I had questions or needed guidance. Mr.Cook was always the epitomy of professionalism; however I felt he genuinely cared about the outcome of my case and I came to view him as a friend as much as my attorney. He truly conducts himself with honesty and honor. The legal community should be proud to have him as a member. I would and have recommended Mr.Cook to anyone needing legal counsel and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Ro | April 3, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Hal Cook is an excellent attorney. He aggressively persued my claim until it was completed. Mr. Cook and his staff were very knowledgable and kept me posted on my claim during this whole process. I never had to contact them to get information on my claim or to ask questions, they anticipated my needs and sent me the information before I could request it. I would definitely use Cook Law Firm in the future for my litigation needs.
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Posted by Stefanie | April 3, 2014
Excellence
Hal Cook is a fantastic lawyer who cares about your well being as a client and also as a person. I asked for a specific service and he not only meant my expectations, but exceeded them more than I could have ever hoped. One word that comes to mind when I think about Hal Cook is determined. Hal Cook is a very determined lawyer who helps his clients get more than what they could have ever asked for. I personally would not do my business with any other lawyer besides him. Hal Cook comes highly recommended by myself and I'm sure many others can say the same thing.
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Posted by Walt | April 3, 2014
Attorney Harold Cook aggressive representation
Mr. Cook is a lawyer you would want on any case you have. Hard working, attention to detail, and knowing the facts before he represents you. He has the resources and the wherewithal to be the best man for the job. I recommend the services of Mr. Cook. Highly respected in the legal community.
Posted by Sarah | April 3, 2014
Excellent lawyer
Hal Cook is a wonderful lawyer who not only cares for you as a client, but as a person. He cares most about what you as a client want and is determined to get what you asked for. I highly recommend him and would look forward to doing business with him again if needed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cook Law Firm, P. A.
  • 1992 - 2014
  • Assistant Director
  • Dallas County Department Public Safety-DCHD
  • 1980 - 1992

Education

  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Graduate Program
  • 1988
  • Tarleton State University
  • Graduate Program
  • 1979
  • Kent State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976
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Legal Cases

  • Estate of Kimberly Boyette-Palmer v. Bay Lines, Inc.
  • Negotiated Settlement
  • Lillie McMullen v. McHughes Law Firm; CV 14-307 (2014)
  • Patty Simpson v. Cavalry SPV I, LLC.; 2014 Ark. 363 (2014)
  • Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed
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Associations

  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Garland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Shelby County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Boone County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Committee Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Immigration Commission
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003
  • American Bar Association, Immigration Commission
  • Committee Member
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Sustaining Member Award
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • State Legal Counsel
  • LULAC-Arkansas
  • 2004
  • Achievement
  • LULAC-Arkansas
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Eastfield College
  • Civil Liability for Peace Officers
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pleasant Valley POA II
  • Condo Owners & Proerty Rights
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (41)
Endorse Hal
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hal Cook is an experienced and trusted trial attorney. Any client he represents can expect professionalism and good results."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Hal is dedicated, is a hard worker and has always been honest with me in all of our dealings."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Hal is a highly experienced and skilled attorney. He is aggressive, committed to his clients, and strives for great results. I highly recommend him for personal injury cases."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Harold has an excellent reputation in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Harold. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hal Cook is a great lawyer who works tirelessly for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Harold. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cook is a highly experienced and well respected member of the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hal is a skilled and enthusiastic lawyer who truly cares about getting the best result he can for his clients. I would recommend Hal without hesitation. -- Joe Byars"
Car accident Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Hal is an excellent attorney with decades of experience. He gets results for his clients. I recommend him to all of my clients who have been injured in a car accident."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hal Cook has a long record of success in personal injury cases and clients we have referred to Hal have been pleased with the results of their cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Hal Cook is a respected authority in personal injury matters and provides aggressive representation for his clients. We have worked together on cases, and I look forward to woking with him on future cases."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Little Rock Personal injury Lawyer Hal Cook
Hal Cook
Personal injury Attorney
Little Rock, AR
Licensed for 23 years
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