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Russell Scott Cook

Employment and labor Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Scott Cook

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2003
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

I represent employees in a wide variety of employment disputes, including unpaid overtime cases, retaliation cases, whistleblower cases, and discrimination cases.  My practice is almost exclusively based on this type of work, and I am Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Further information regarding my background and qualifications may be found on my firm's website.


I practice in this area of law because I enjoy representing and working with individuals.  My goal is to provide guidance and support to employees who are trying to seek a just result in a workplace dispute.  I believe in providing a voice to employees and standing up for them in protecting their workplace rights.


Russell Scott Cook
919 Congress Avenue
Suite 1145
Austin, TX, 78701

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Posted by Laura | May 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Caring Attorney-Prompt Responder
Mr. Cook is not only a very knowledgeable attorney but he is very kind and caring toward his clients, which to me was very important. Additionally, he always was available and promptly responded to every contact I had with him.
Posted by rachel | July 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney, professional and thorough
I highly recommend Mr. Cook for his employment expertise. He was prompt to return calls and emails and had thorough knowledge of employment law. Although my needs were not difficult, he was dedicated and met all deadlines. He provided level-headed advice and was honest and fair in all dealings. Mr. Cook was ethical and responsive and I would recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2014
Stayed the course
He was truly exceptional, always available if I had any questions, kept me updated on what I could expect. Very compassionate and supportive of me in an emotional case. He would always give me updates as to what I can expect so that there would be no surprises. I was well prepared for this case because I feel that I had he best attorney for a case like mine. You would never go wrong by having him fight for you.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2013
Working with Scott was perfect!
Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Scott on an employment case. His assistance and support were crucial in successfully resolving this very difficult situation. Having worked with a different lawyer before, I can say with all certainty that the right attorney can make all the difference. Scott is extremely ethical and I knew exactly what to expect from him. Prior to committing to work with me he did a thorough review of all the facts to ensure that the case he commits to is with merit and he also wanted to understand my personal situation in great detail. Scott was always very responsive to any questions I had, but what I found even more helpful was his ability to give me specific advice rather than general “one-size-fits-all” responses like those I was getting from my previous attorney. This was very important to me to have this level of support from a lawyer. Scott really cares about his clients and wants to make a difference. It is essential for a client to have a lawyer who will make their difficult situation easier by giving you both the answers you need as well as the confidence that he will help you regardless of the timeline. Working with Scott was absolutely perfect and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an employment attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2012
Exceptional Attorney
Mr. Cook was sensitive toward my concerns and my trepidation about proceeding forward with my case. As you can imagine, it can be scary advocating for your rights. Mr. Cook eased my nerves and was amazing. He fought for me with dignity and grace that even the other side recognized and appreciated. I hope I do not need legal services in the future, but if I do, Mr. Cook is the only attorney I would hire.
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2012
Excellent Lawyer
I contacted Scott because a friend of mine recommended him. Scott said I may have a case against a former employer. I kind of forgot about things and contacted him over a year later. I should have listened to him the first time! In less than a month he had a check for me! The check would have probably been double if I would have taken his advice a year earlier. The former employer hired the biggest, most expensive firm in Texas, and Scott still got me more than I expected. I tell all my friends to use him if they have any employment issues.
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Posted by Ali | October 17, 2012
Expert Austin-based employment attorney
Scott assisted my business partner and I through a stressful time while we started our new company and our former employer was threatening legal action. He was extremely informative, helpful and even taught us a lot of guidelines we should be aware of that would assist us during that time, and our business growth in the future. We absolutely credit Scott with helping us get our little company off the ground and were very satisfied in the end agreement that was reached with our former employer. In addition he was always attentive, spoke to us in a way that was easy to understand and was straightforward with all facts. We would absolutely recommend hiring Scott, not only is he a great lawyer but also a great guy.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Cook Law Firm
  • 2005 - Present
  • Law Clerk to Honorable Howell Cobb
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Texas
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Volunteer in Service to America
  • Americorps VISTA
  • 1999 - 2000


  • University Of Texas
  • law
  • 2003
  • University of Virginia
  • Bachelor of Arst
  • 1999


  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • 2006 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Board Certification, Labor & Employment Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specalization
  • 2011


  • Texas Law Review
  • Farm Children as a Major Identifiable Subgroup Under the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly recommend Scott Cook for any employment law matters. I have known Scott for over 10 years and he is one of the smartest lawyers I have met. He started his career as a law clerk to a Federal Judge, which is remarkable honor in the legal profession (I would guess only .0001% of new lawyers get to be Federal clerks). He has since developed a very successful practice in employment law. I have referred him clients dealing with employment issues to him and he has treated them with the utmost respect and care. I have personally seen him work wonders on lawsuits and win many very difficult cases. He is top notch. I would not use any other lawyer for employment issues."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cook is an excellent attorney who cares about his clients and works vigorously to protect their rights."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott Cook without reservation. Scott's expertise in Employment Law matters from whistle-blower retaliation, discrimination, and F.M.L.A. violations, to breach of employment contracts and trade secret issues has led to his success in litigation in State and Federal courtrooms throughout the State of Texas. His friendly, personable demeanor is matched only by his character and integrity. He is a formidable counselor and ally both in and out of the courtroom. I strongly recommend him."
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Austin Employment and labor Lawyer Russell Scott Cook
Russell Scott Cook
Employment and labor Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 20 years