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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1992||07/28/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Criminal Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2016|
|Top 5 Dallas DWI Lawyer as voted by my peers||Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association||2015|
|Top 5 Dallas County DWI Attorney as voted by my peers||Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association||2014|
|Forensic Chromotagraphy XIII: Theory and Practice||American Chemical Society||1999|
|American Jurisprudence Award- Criminal Procedure||American Bar Association||1991|
|Owner||Law Office of John M. Cook||1994 - 2016|
|Assistant District Attorney||Dallas County District Attorney's Office||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|DUI Defense Lawyers Association||Founding Member||2014 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer in DWI Cases||2013|
|South Texas College of Law||N/A||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||1991|
|Jacksonville State University||Law Enforcement||N/A||N/A|
|9th Annual DWI Defense Project||DWI Voir Dire Strategy||2016|
Posted by Ronald
Mr. Cook was brought into my case by my other attorney to help. He qucikly became a huge asset to the team. The case pertained to police harassment. And the case went viral, " Texas dad arrested for stealing daughter's cell phone." Mr. Cook's knowledge of police duties and practices help to point out how they abused their positions. In court he is extremely attentive and quick witted. His ability to see through a witnesses story and point out the truth became invaluable. What could have been a long hard case to try became very short and won by a landslide. I can't thank Mr. Cook enough for his help with my case. His ability put me at ease and the whole process much smoother than it could have been.
Posted by NCL
I was referred to Mr. Cook by a reputable lawyer who is a friend. I was charged with minor in possession of alcohol and possession of marijuana. However, the marijuana that I was charged with was not mine and I should not have been charged with it. In addition, the entire search of the vehicle that I was in was an illegal search. Initially, I was confused since I had never been involved in any legal trouble. After meeting with John the first time, I felt much more confident in my chances and he assured me that he would work his hardest to ensure that my rights were protected. The DA offered me a really poor plea deal so I decided to reject it and take my case to trial. During the pre-trial hearing, Mr. Cook displayed a masterful set of skills in which he actually got both state witnesses (the cops involved) to admit that the search was illegal. In my opinion he completely embarrassed them on the stand. His meticulous attention to the details of the case were second to none. The next day the DA dropped the case due to a lack of sufficient evidence. Mr. Cook's professionalism and masterful approach makes him one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Dallas. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a great criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by Obed
I needed a good DWI attorney and was very fortunate to find John Cook and Deandra. These two together are the best team of attorneys you can find, seriously. I have seen their dedication and professionalism.
David Traylor, Criminal defense Attorney
I can't say enough good things about John. First, his depth of experience gives him a huge advantage in court. A former police officer and prosecutor, he can instantly call out BS when he sees it. He's one of the most capable lawyers I know. Second, there's nobody who puts more genuine care and effort into a client's cases. John immediately gets juries on his side. He's skilled at exposing weakness on the stand. He's one lawyer I'd always stop and watch if I saw him in trial just to try to learn a few new things. Great great lawyer!
Cameron Gray, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
A super tough lawyer with a heart of gold! I worked with John on a jury trial that ended up with a directed verdict in favor of our client. Case results were so fantastic that the case received acclaim across the United States, Europe, and Mexico! Everyone is so proud to known this great lawyer. The best without question! Cameron Gray, Attorney