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David Lee Cook

Family Attorney at Mansfield, TX

5.0   13 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1997
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child support

  2. Divorce and separation

  3. Family
    Family law matters includes all matters related to the family, including but not limited to divorce, child custody, grand parent rights cases, paternity, child support enforcement and/or modification,etc.

    26 years

  4. Business
    Business formation and litigation related to any and all business and/or other civli disputes. In my practice, I do a great deal of litigation.

    26 years

  5. Real estate


David L. Cook has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Learn more. 
To review David's Curriculum Vitae please click here.

David's practice areas include Family Law, Business Litigation/Formation and Public Sector Law.“The depth and diversity of our services set our firm apart from others. It’s rare that clients can go to the same source for a divorce, business lawsuit or formation issues, estate planning or criminal defense and be assured of effective representation in each matter. Our lawyers are equally skilled in transactional matters and courtroom litigation, and extremely knowledgeable in a number of Civil, Corporate and Criminal legal matters.”

A seasoned Litigator and dedicated Public Servant, David L. Cook’s professional and community service roots date back to his teenage years.

“I developed a strong interest in law while still in high school, and I was also interested in public service,” David recalled. “I learned that a large number of State Legislators were also attorneys. As I began college, I firmly believed having knowledge of one (law) would help me with the other (Public Service). "

“One of my mentors, R. L. Anderson, who was also my High School counselor, helped me get a part-time job in Harold English’s office my Senior year,” he continued, referring to a long-time Tarrant County lawyer. “This experience worked out great and solidified my interest in practicing law. Mostly because I saw that Mr. English was really making a difference in other people’s lives.”

Today, David is actively engaged in the pursuit of both of his passions: He’s the leader of Harris Cook’s daily operations, a prominent Family and Business Law attorney---and he's also the Mayor of Mansfield, a post he’s held since 2008.

“I enjoy the challenges of both jobs and how they often complement one another,” said Cook. “I also like the fact that I’m following the example and tradition established by our Firm’s Founder, Senator Chris Harris.”

David was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1997, following his graduation from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, which is now known as Texas A&M University School of Law. He completed his undergraduate work at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he received a degree in Public Administration.

He’s since become one of the most sought-after Family Law attorneys in Tarrant County, a specialty in which he’s Board Certified. Within that discipline, he specializes in cases that involve Complex Division of Assets or Contested Child Custody matters, and often finds himself representing business owners.  

“What I find rewarding is that even though I’m usually working with someone at their lowest point in the beginning, I can almost always guide them through the process in such a way that they end up in a much better place than where I found them,” he said. “I feel like it’s a Practice Area where I can make a positive impact and a lasting impression.”


Client's Choice 2012,2011
Client's Choice
2012 2011

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Harris Cook, LLP
Office: 817-473-3332
309 E. Broad Street
Mansfield, TX, 76063


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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Julie | June 21, 2013
The Best Lawyer!
David Cook is not only knowledgeable about the law, he is also caring and is able to communicate clearly to his clients the situation from a legal stand point. We have used David for our legal advise form more than a decade and would not consider going to anyone else.
Posted by Marshal | June 16, 2012
Hard working and connected
David cared to always put my needs first and has the skill set to help me achieve those needs.
Posted by Jerry | June 24, 2013
David Lee Cook
David always has my best interests as the central focus. A rare and exceptional characteristic of David's approach is the fact that he makes sure he thoroughly understands the details of your situation and is always fully prepared to tackle a case. I trust and respect David!
Posted by James | June 21, 2013
Top Client Advocate
David is a trusted advisor who helped us resolve the most difficult moment in our corporate history. Because of his hard work, working knowledge of law, understanding of business and negotiation skills we were able to save our company and avoid court. I would not hesitate to call on him again, especially when achieving the best possible outcome is critical.
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Posted by Lisa | October 5, 2011
I felt very comfortable and assured that David had my best interest in mind. He was very knowledgable and confident. He was also very clear about what to expect and I never felt like I was out there on my own.
Posted by Kevin | August 16, 2011
David Cook
I’ve known David for a number of years on a personal basis and I’ve been extremely impressed with his level of integrity and commitment to the community. Therefore, last year when I was approached by a large NYSE company with an interest in purchasing my company, it was a no-brainer for whom I wanted to represent me. David and his associates dug in and got the deal done quickly, efficiently and with the least amount of heartburn. David proved to be all that I thought he would…he’s an exceptional attorney, that I wouldn’t hesitate recommending to my family and friends.
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Posted by Shari | August 15, 2011
Simply the Best!
If you are going through a divorce or having child custody issues, David is the lawyer for you. He will do everything in his power to get you what you want in a professional and ethical fashion. David is an awesome mediator and is capable of getting people to see reason and agree to certain things rather than have to go before a judge. So if you are wanting to get things done amicably, he is the guy for you. However, if it does come down to a fight, I would definitely want him in my corner.
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Posted by Jerry | August 14, 2011
David Cook is a trustworthy professional!
David first represented me in a complex divorce proceeding 7 years ago. I was very impressed with how engaged he became in the details of my case and he was very thorough in explaining options and setting expectations. It was evident that he and his staff sincerely cared about their clients. David was never rattled and remained very level headed and focused in negotiations and in the court room. Over the years I have needed David to assist me with visitation and custody matters and every goal was achieved. It was evident that he was also well respected among peers, councilors and judges. David has also represented me in business matters, and estate planning efforts. His approach was consistent and he always demonstrated thorough knowledge on each topic. We achieved the desired outcome in every situation. David is a rare and exceptional attorney!
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Posted by Chris | August 11, 2011
Very happy with the outstanding work accomplished by Mr. Cook
David is a knowledgeable attorney who provides very good counsel in conjunction with timely client communication. I always knew where we were headed and how we were going to get there. And get there we did!
Posted by Julie | August 10, 2011
The Best Lawyer
Dealing with legal matters is stressful, especially in family matters where emotions are so involved. Having David Cook as my attorney made the experience the best that it could be. I felt like he really listened to my concerns and cared about what I was going through. He is extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and loyal to his clients. He also has a wonderful support staff that made me feel like I didn't just have a lawyer, I had a team of friends that were there to help me.
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Posted by Larry | August 9, 2011
Excellent attorney
David has been my personal attorney for a number Of years. He and his staff have handled a varity Of matters, all to a successful conclusion.
Posted by Steve Mills,CMI | August 9, 2011
David Cook, Mansfield Lawyer - My Personal Experience
David is a great lawyer. Discussing and conferring with David you get a sense of his integrity and whom you are dealing with very early in your discussion. He is very candid and forthright in letting you know all the different avenues and remedies and like-wise also all the down-side specific to your case after he has had sufficient time to review the facts and issues at hand, In my case, it was items and issues that I raised on my partnership agreement. It is evident he has experienced many different scenarios and seen many different issues before him in his law paractice. I deal with many different attorneys across the US in many different regional markets in my professional practice in a different area of law. We all know there are good and bad lawyers that offer thier services. In my opinion and professional experience David Cook is a great lawyer.One of these days, David would be a great candidate for the bench to be a Judge.
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Posted by Cory | August 9, 2011
Glad to have David representing my interest
I retained David to represent me during my divorce. Going through a divorce is hard enough without having to worry about whether or not you are being represented by a good attorney. From our initial consultation, I knew David was knowledgeable and experienced to handle my particular situation. In addition to his ability to handle legal issues, David was a valuable advocate for my interest. At times when I needed advice regarding a decision on my case, he was able to clearly lay out the facts and provide an opinion that helped me get comforable with the decision at hand. Without a doubt, I would recommend David to any friend I have. I deal with attorneys on a regular basis in my professional career. I believe he is one of the best attorneys in Tarrant County.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Harris Cook, LLP
  • 1993 - Present


  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • Salvation Army Advisory Council
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Collaborative Lawyers of Arlington & Mansfield (CALM)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tarrant County Mayors' Council
  • 2008 - Present
  • Mansfield Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Sustaining Lifetime Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Southeast Republican Club
  • Vice President
  • 2000 - Present
  • Arlington Republican Club
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Arlington Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best Attorney in Mansfield
  • Mansfield News Mirror
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Richard Gershon Leadership Award
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
  • 2011
  • 40 Under 40 Aard Recipient
  • Fort Worth Business Press
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Board Certified Family Law Attorney
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • New Frontiers CLE
  • New Frontiers in Marital Property Law
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney David Cook for Divorce, Child Custody, Modification, Enforcement, Child Support or any Family Law type case you will not find a better attorney.Call David first if looking for an excellent family lawyer in Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Denton County and surrounding counties who will fight to protect your rights in custody, divorce, high asset divorce, alimony, child support and other family issues, in my opinion you will not find a better law firm. Whether you live in Arlington,Bedford, Hurst, Fort Worth, Mansfield, Southlake, North Richland Hills, Trophy Club, White Settlement, Watauga, Euless, Dalworthington Gardens, Keller, Kennadale, Grand Prairie, Grapevine in Tarrant County or in Dallas, Addison, Garland, Carrollton, Highland Park, Irving, Lewisville, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, University Park in Dallas County or Plano, McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Lewisville in Collin or Denton County call David for your family law case, child custody, order modification."
Family Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David Cook for 20 years. I have referred several family law clients to David over the years, and have received positive comments from those clients. He is level-headed and works hard to achieve positive results for his clients. He understands that emotions often run high In family law cases, and he tries to minimize the emotional toll on the parties, especially when children are involved."
Family Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a very experienced and knowledgeable attorney. He works very hard to get results for his clients. He is very attentive to his clients' needs and is excellent in court."
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend him!"
Family Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Friend
"I have known David for over 20 years and have worked with him for more than 5 years. David is one of the most knowledgeable family law litigators I know and has an excellent reputation among his peers. David's honesty and work ethic are above reproach and I give him my highest endorsement."
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Mansfield Family Lawyer David Lee Cook
David Lee Cook
Family Attorney
Mansfield, TX
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available