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Andy Cook

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Andy

Learn Andy’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Divorce and separation
    100%
    This includes child custody and visitations, child support, spousal support, property division and domestic violence. It also includes post judgment modification of child and spousal support, and child custody and visitation; and it also includes cases between parties who were never married.

    30 years

I only handle divorce (family law) matters. 

Unlike the majority of the competition, I am certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.  In fact, I have received the AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. 

Most people who work with me understand that I am a good listener; that I have a good speaking voice; and I am always prepared. I am very good about returning phone calls too! 

I am married with two children. 

Talk to me before you hire anyone else -- it can be over the phone or in person.

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Location

1901 First Avenue, Second Fl.
Law Offices Of Andy Cook
San Diego, CA, 92101-0309

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Reviews

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Posted by Diane | July 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cleaned Up a Mess
I hired Mr. Cook after my previous attorney delved out the work to an inexperienced associate who messed-up my case. Andy was on the ball, quick, and got the results I needed. Trust me, he is an excellent attorney and he really cleaned up a mess that my previous attorney made, which cost me $10,000.00 and resulted in the opposite of what we were trying to achieve. Mr. Cook got me what my other attorney could not get.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Affordable quality representation
Andy guided me through the court process and helped me with custody and support issues. The other party wasn't giving an inch. Andy held our ground and got the judges to rule in my favor on two different occasions. I highly recommend Andy Cook to anyone that is feeling lost and needs help with family law issues.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very reliable and spot on
I hired him to take care of my divorce and he and his team was very thorough during the whole process.
Posted by Herschel | May 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
My ex was doing everything possible to keep me from visiting my daughter. To the point of "Parental Alienation" She lied and even accused me of some pretty terrible things. Andy stuck by me and we were able get 50/50 custody and end all of the nonsense. And can get it done if you need the help.
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, courteous and helpful.
Professional, courteous and helpful. Presented the best options for us to help the divorce go smoothly - made time to call/email when new options were available to us. Engaging and clear about the process, particularly when lawyers on the other side were being slow/protracting issues. Would recommend Andy in the future.
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kept me informed throughout the entire process!
Mainly worked with August on my divorce… She kept me informed and brought in Andy when needed… We avoided going in front of a judge and were able to settle... Always got a prompt response to my questions and concerns… Would recommend for anyone going through this horrible process of divorce…
Posted by Mati | April 25, 2015
Very thorough and made me feel comfortable furing a turbulent time in my life
Andy maintained professionalism as well as assisted in providing recommendations which saved me time and money without having to litigate a very contentious divorce. Attorney Cook set forth realistic expectations and was diligent in efforts to maintain his fiduciary duty towards clients. I hope I never have to see Andy again, I do not say this due to poor performance, but because I never want to go through this process again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Andy Cook
  • 1995 - Present
  • Associate
  • Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall & Trexler
  • 1994 - 1995

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Vermont
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Associations

  • Tom Homann Law Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lawyers Club
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • San Diego County Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2013
  • State Bar Convention
  • Delegate
  • 1999 - 1999
  • California Western School of Law Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1999 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best of the Bar List
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • 2004
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • What Family Court Judges Want You to Know
  • What Family Court Judges Want You to Know
  • 2015
  • As Family Court Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Litigating Divorce
  • As Family Law Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Litigating Divorce
  • 2014
  • What Family Law Judges Want You to Know
  • What Family Law Judges Want You to Know
  • 2010
  • 28th Annual Winter Seminar of the Certified Family Law Specialists of the S.D. Cty. Bar Association
  • Case Law and Statutory Update
  • 2010
  • Handling Military Issues in Family Law
  • Military Divorces
  • 2009
  • A Roadmap Through Divorce Proceedings
  • Divorce
  • 2008
  • What Family Law Judges Want You to Know
  • What Family Law Judges Want You to Know
  • 2007
  • San Diego Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Family Law
  • 2007
  • Divorce Law 101: Obtaining the Best Settlement for Your Client in California
  • Divorce
  • 2005
  • National Business Institute
  • Handling California Divorce Cases from Start to Finish
  • 2004
  • National Business Institute
  • Complex Divorce Issues for the California Paralegal
  • 2004
  • Young and New New Lawyers Brown Bag Lunch
  • Family Law Issues
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
Endorse Andy
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andy is great in court and he cares about his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andy is a talented attorney and cares for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Alimony Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Attorney Andrew D. Cook as an excellent lawyer, ethical adversary and consummate advocate for his clients. His pleadings are concise and logical and I have appreciated the manner in which Andy is able to transition between litigation and settlement modes and he has consistently been fair and reasonable during negotiations."
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Cook. Andy is a great attorney who will fight hard to protect your rights and accomplish your objectives, and he will do so while treating you fairly and respectfully. A great attorney!"
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Andy for 20 years. Andy is very experienced and effective in handling any family law dispute. Andy's continuing involvement with the local bar association has kept Andy in the forefront of family law matters."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cook is a highly respected and trustworthy member of the San Diego Bar community. He is an attorney that practices with enthusiasm and outstanding legal ethics."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andy handled himself with extraordinary skill, professionalism and highest ethical conduct in the cases in which we have been opposed. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew Cook is a trustworthy, dedicated and experienced attorney. Andy is also fair, reasonable and passionate about maintaining the integrity of high standards in the legal community. I recommend Mr. Cook for anyone seeking a strong advocate."
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San Diego Divorce and separation Lawyer Andy Cook
Andy Cook
Divorce and separation Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 29 years
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