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Jace D. Cook

Criminal defense Attorney at Lake Oswego, OR

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Cook Law


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About Jace

Learn Jace’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Misdemeanor, Felony, and Contempt of Court cases, e.g., restraining/stalking orders.

    5 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Implied Consent Hearings, Judicial Review, etc.

    5 years

  3. General practice
    25%
    Wills, Trusts, Probate, Family Law, Personal Injury Law, Contract Law, General Litigation, International Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Wine Law.

    5 years

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Jace D. Cook, Esq., is the founder, manager, and a shareholder of COOK LAW - There when you need it.® After spending several years gaining experience in multiple disciplines of the law, Mr. Cook envisioned a practice that would treat clients like family by providing a combination of personable legal advice and the strongest representation possible in criminal defense. Having worked as a public defender at Multnomah Defenders Inc. and as a criminal defense associate for former prosecutor, now veteran criminal defense attorney, John Gutbezahl, Mr. Cook has successfully tried misdemeanor, felony, and restraining order cases before judges and juries. Prior to his work in criminal defense, Mr. Cook gained significant experience at general practice law firms, personal injury firms, and in-house legal departments. Mr. Cook learned what did and did not work...what did and did not benefit the client. From his time working with former prosecutors, Mr. Cook has an inside track on many of the procedures and strategies employed by DA offices in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties. Based on the above foundation of "real world" experiences and knowledge, Mr. Cook built COOK LAW.

The core values at COOK LAW are the following:

1. Justice

2. Dignity

3. Compassion

4. Integrity

5. Excellence

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Clackamas County Criminal Defense
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Licensed for 6 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 12/11/2022

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

Contact Jace

Cook Law - There when you need it.®
5 Centerpointe Dr
Ste 400
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035-8661

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great, reliable, and hardworking lawyer
Jace defended me against 2 felony charges and saved me from not just an unjust imprisonment but also very likely deportation. I am very happy to say that the charges dropped and the case is dismissed. In addition to his guidance in the courtroom, he went above and beyond in helping me prepare and cope with the situation during the trial period. He graciously helped me with personal item recovery which allowed me to keep my job. I would strongly recommend Jace with the highest recommendations.
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Posted by Carl | June 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience.
Jace was there when I needed him. This was my first experience with a personal injury claim. Jace carefully walked me through the entire process. He communicated well. He listened, but also offered expert advice. He went the extra mile to get me compensation that surpassed my expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends.
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Posted by Young | September 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend, knowledgable, and personable!
Brilliant! Ability to ascertain legal issues, and explain potential outcomes in understandable language. Mr.Cook is personable, knowledgable, and eager to research and flesh out legal details, if need be. Unlike most attorneys, Mr.Cook actually picks up the phone, even after hours, and takes time to ask the right questions to be able to understand, and explain legal matters with your best interests at heart.
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Posted by Jason | February 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't ask for more!
Jace Cook went above and beyond with my case. He was very proactive and prepared. Thanks to him, my case went the best way it could've possibly gone. Mr. Cook was punctual, respectful, and knew the right questions to ask, which was very helpful.
Posted by Mikhail | December 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommendation letter
He takes action immediately and takes care of the situation without waisting any time (as you know these types of situations are on a time clock and wait for no one). He creates multiple strategies towards victory; in case plan A does not work, plan B is ready to continue pressing in. No matter what the opposition said, he had a counterargument for every objection. Not only did he have a defense plan made but also stood in the offense for his client while being respectful of the other side. He is polite and adds to the value of the a lawyer's work; he fights against the problems not against the individual.
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Posted by Amanda | December 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't be happier.
I hired Mr, Cook for my DUI case. When The state of Oregon was denying me Diversion I became fearless of a positive outcome. Jace not only helped me understand what it was I was going up against, he gave his expertise and knowledge and got me the best outcome possible and I was awarded diversion. He also was able to get me a great plea deal to amended a charge to a violation. I definitely recommend Jace Cook!
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Posted by Carter | December 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Jace Cook is a fantastic lawyer who was compassionate about my case. He put in the extra mile to make sure he met my needs and demands. Everytime I needed answers he was always quick to respond and was easy to get a hold of. Communication was clear, precise and strong. I definitely recommend Mr. Cook for anyone that wants representation from someone who will care and treat you with respect.
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Posted by Adam | November 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Jace Cook is easy to talk to and very good at his job. He was able to clear my name and got me an extremely generous plea deal on my case. I highly recommend him if you are in need of legal assistance.
Posted by Efrain | November 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Criminal Defense Attorney
Mr. Cook defended me in two jury trials and two motion to suppress evidence hearings. I was acquitted in the first jury trial of my felony charge and the jury was hung on the misdemeanor charge. In the second jury trial, the prosecutor was clearly frustrated at having lost the first trial, and even threatened to call Mr. Cook as a witness in the case, but he never backed down. Mr. Cook was like a rock. He submitted another motion to suppress evidence and was fully prepared for the trial. Mr. Cook kept my life from being destroyed and kept me from possibly losing my liberty. I give him my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Rebecca | July 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 stars all the way!
Excellent service and communication through the whole process. Always prepared and ready to answer my millions of questions. Highly recommend!
Response from Jace Cook August 2, 2018
Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Having happy clients and former clients is how COOK LAW gauges its success.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-45%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder, Shareholder, and DUII Criminal Defense Trial Attorney
  • COOK LAW - There when you need it.®
  • 2016 - Present
  • Trial Associate
  • Law Office of John E. Gutbezahl LLC
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Legal Assistant
  • Schnieder, Kerr & Robichaux
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • The Law Office of Jeffrey S. Mutnick
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Court Certified Public Defense Lawyer
  • Multnomah Defenders, Inc.
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Paralegal
  • Stolmár and Partner
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Intern
  • The Honorable McShane
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Mentor Graphics
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Research Assistant
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Firm Receptionist
  • Moomaw Mesirow & Godffrey, LLP
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal intake specialist
  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Bosch Solar Energy AG
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Friedrich Schiller University (Jena, Germany)
  • Law and Language Certificate
  • 2009
  • Interkulturelles Zentrum für Bildung und Kommunikation gGMBH (Weimar, Germany)
  • German Language
  • 2008
  • University of Oregon
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000
  • Gonzaga University
  • General Requirements / Humanities
  • 1996
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Legal Cases

  • State v. Vasquez-Gonzalez
  • Acquitted
  • State v. Burraston
  • Dismissal

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • International Wine Lawyers Association ("IWLA"/"AIDV")
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Clackamas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic
  • 2011
  • Cum Laude
  • University of Oregon
  • 2000
  • Dean's List
  • University of Oregon
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Lewis and Clark Law School Capstone
  • A Close Examination Of The Just And Proper Doctrine As Applied In Oregon's Touchstone Case, Kunze V. Kunze: Should the analysis be different when a child's best interests are at stake?
  • 2014
  • The Willamette Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2013
  • Bosch Solar Energy AG
  • Swiss and Austrian Law: A basic overview of the history, government, and legal structure within each country with especial focus on civil law and private autonomy from the unique perspective of international, contractual decision making.
  • 2008
  • Ersol Solar Energy
  • Was Sie Wissen Sollten (What you should know): Legal Department Newsletter
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • D.O.G.S. Presentation
  • Justice, dignity, compassion, excellence, and integrity as a touchstone in our daily life & profession
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
Endorse Jace
General practice Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the opportunity to work with Jace Cook on a few occasions. Jace is a tenacious advocate. He works around the clock thinking about ways to overcome challenges his clients face. Other than being persistent, Jace is a class act and does his job professionally and ethically, always putting his clients interest before his. I highly recommend Jace."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Friend
"I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Jace for a number of years, as we both attended Lewis & Clark Law School. I am most impressed with Jace’s attention to detail; and, of course, his passion for the law. Jace is a phenomenal choice for criminal defense representation and comes with my most heartfelt recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jace is dedicated and committed to the helping clients achieve the best-possible result in their cases. He cares about the work he does and the clients he works for. I endorse Jace."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer who has shown successful litigation experience through preparation, confidence and competence. He has the courage, ethics and determination to be an excellent advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jace Cook is a rising star in the criminal defense lawyer community. He professional, patient, and dedicated to obtaining the very best outcomes for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jace is a hardworking and dedicated attorney. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jace has a lot of energy, good instincts and is not afraid of the courtroom. You will be in good hands with Cook Law"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jace Cook is a dedicated trial lawyer that sincerely cares about his clients and securing them a favorable outcome. Seldom are trial lawyers professional, humble, and confident, yet Jace sets a precedent to be just that. I have seen him go toe to toe with some of the most difficult Deputy District Attorneys in a very troublesome county, not only did he win, but remained a professional."
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