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Andrew J Cook

Family Attorney at San Jose, CA

4.9   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    35%

    16 years, 500 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%

    16 years, 100 cases

  3. Child custody
    20%

    16 years, 100 cases

  4. Child abuse
    10%

    16 years, 50 cases

  5. Child support
    10%

    16 years, 100 cases

Andrew Cook is Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

He practices family law exclusively and is now in his 15 year as an attorney.

Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked in technology managing software development projects at multinational corporations. He understands High Tech divorces, parents, and children.  

His current practice includes all aspects of Family law, including dissolution, support, property division, custody, visitation, domestic violence, etc. He also represents children as minor's counsel by Court Appointment.

He's also taught at a local law school, children learning chess, and tutoring for the bar exam.

When not working, he can often be found walking and taking pictures on the wonderfully trails of Northern California.

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Location

Law Office of Andrew Cook
1046 W Taylor Street
Suite 208
San Jose, CA, 95126

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
RICARDO FERNANDEZ
Attorney Andrew Cook is an Excellent Lawyer He gave Us since the moment we walked in to His Office an Enormous Sense of Empathy for our Situation we had no hope Before we Met Him and he walked us through the process Diligently day after day till the very last day, assuring to us, He would do everything He could abiding to the Law not only for One side he Truly Advocates for Both Parties looking not only the Benefit of One side but Both if Possible base on this, you can tell when someone has a passion and cares about the well-being of others The Law exist to be Equal and have Justice for Everyone .
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Posted by Ana | September 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Family Attorney
I had a very complicated divorce that involved CPS, RO, financial disputes, child and spousal support, etc. Mr. Cook was very professional, respectful, quick to reach and responsive, very knowledgeable and firm but also open to reasonable negotiations. Even after divorce was final, he continued to be available for questions and more than reasonable with fees. I absolutely recommend Mr. Andrew Cook!
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Navigating a divorce trial in my home country was already an immense emotional and financial burden, so when my ex-spouse initiated a parallel trial in the United States, the stress and expenses more than doubled. Searching for legal representation left me emotionally frayed. Among the lawyers I consulted, Andy distinguished himself through his genuine warmth, kindness, and empathy. Andy was consistently available when I needed him, responding to emails and phone calls with impressive promptness. He provided attentive listening and dispensed valuable advice tailored to my situation. His intelligence and compassion are truly exceptional, qualities that eased my anxieties at each turn. Thanks to Andy's strategic guidance, I was able to successfully halt the proceedings in the United States. He was also mindful of legal costs, maintaining focused and efficient communication to avoid any unnecessary expenditures. With his extensive expertise in family law, Andy is a highly competent attorney. Finding him was truly serendipitous, and I wholeheartedly recommend him for your legal needs.
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Posted by Karen | August 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing expertise/wonderful human being
I hired Andrew because my ex spouse was threatening me with court. There were issues around property, child custody and support, and spousal support. I had initially started with another attorney, then went pro se, then hired Andrew to prepare for court. His expertise helped guide me through threats and intimidation attempts and we were able to come to an agreement between parties, including a contentious custody battle. I never had to set foot in court. I would highly recommend Andy, especially to anyone dealing with child support or custody issues. He is open and willing to discuss various alternative strategies. I hope I will never again need his services, but would not hesitate to contact him if I did.
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Andrew Cook was always there for me, every step of the way.
Mr. Cook is extremely intelligent and compassionate. He took on my divorce and it was ugly and complex, to say the least. He made sure I knew I had a voice in this process and that nothing would be dictated by my now ex-husband. We spent hours preparing for mediation and it was very successful. During mediation, Mr. Cook fought hard. Everything worked very well, all due to his expertise. 10 out of 10 I recommend working with Mr. Cook.
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Posted by Harry | July 9, 2015
Harry Cameau assessment
My visit with Mr Cook was a success. It was very informative and I was able to obtain valuable legal advice which were helpful in planning my approach to finalize my divorce. Mr Cook was very knowledgeable of the legal system and the intricacies that pertain to divorce proceedings. He listened as I presented my case and asked very probing questions in order to assess what needed to be done. I look forward to continue working with Mr Cook, and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for legal advice.
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Posted by Catherine | April 20, 2015
Effective and Ethical
Andy helped me navigate through a "messy" divorce. My first meeting with Andy helped me go from an anxious, frightened client to feeling like I could place my trust in him and that I could make informed decisions. He alleviated a lot of my worries. Throughout the case he was level-headed, responsive and trustworthy. He did not make promises he could not keep. Andy listened to my concerns and gave me a realistic outcome. He answered e-mails and phone calls promptly. His billing was fair. I would absolutely use Andy again and did use him a year later when I needed to address some new issues. I have referred two good friends to him and they have been very pleased with their outcomes, as was I.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2015
Great Lawyer!
Mr. Cook helped me when my husband tried to take away my children at the start of our divorce. I was really scared, but he helped me through the process made sure the children stayed mostly with me. Good Bless Mr. Cook!
Posted by Jennifer | July 23, 2014
Great Family Law Attorney
I have been with Andy since 2010 and he has been wonderful and very helpful. He is not like some other attorneys that are in it for the money he deeply cares for the relationship between a parent and a child and he always tries to find the best outcome. There have been many moments where I wasn't sure how to feel/react with some of the responses from the other side however, as soon as Andy stepped in he always knew the right thing to say and respond to help ease the worry. He is very truthful and will guide you down the right path. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2015
Maxed my child support
If I did not have Mr. Cook handling my child support case three years ago, I would have gotten a lot less than I did. With his help, I was able to get about $300 more per month than what I had initially calculated on my own. He is currently handling the update in child support and again, calculated that I should get more than I initially thought. I would recommend him to anyone with child support issues. He really helped a great deal in maximizing the amount of support. It is because of him that my child is able to have all the extracurricular activities that my child deserves.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Andrew Cook
  • 2008 - Present
  • Manager
  • British Telecom
  • 1990 - 2006

Education

  • Lincoln Law Sch Of San Jose
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Golden Gate University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1990
  • Rowan University
  • BA
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Not seeing my children
  • Getting visitation and improving timeshare.

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • 2021 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2021

Publications

  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Top Tips for Child Support
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Lincoln Law School, Spring 09-14
  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (12)
Endorse Andrew
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a fantastic attorney. Knowledgeable, personable, and a go-to-guy for any divorce issue."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andrew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew Cook is an extremely smart lawyer. I have witnessed first hand his ability to analyze fact patterns and apply the law while he taught at Lincoln Law School of San Jose. I highly recommend Andrew Cook."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has excellent legal skills and always works toward a reasonable solutions. He is highly respected in the legal community. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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