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Overview

Donna L. Cook focuses her practice on employment law, general liability coverage, and general liability defense. She is experienced in all facets of general civil litigation including mediations, arbitrations, motion practice, and appellate work. 

Ms. Cook is experienced in all facets of litigation for personal injury including motor vehicle accidents, labor law, general liability, dram shop litigation and physical assault. Ms. Cook handles auto insurance liability law, in defense of large companies and their insureds, in accident claims involving bodily injuries, and property damage. She additionally has handled vicarious liability claims in relation to auto defense. 

In her employment law work, she defends a variety of employers in claims of discrimination including accounting firms for counseling and employment defense litigation. She has represented real estate agents for claims of discrimination and continuing education non-compliance by a licensing administrative agency. Additionally, Ms. Cook represents beneficiary clients by monitoring probate action litigation of wills and trusts. 

Ms. Cook  is a Continuing Legal Education lecturer on the topic of social networking and HIPAA law in civil litigation. She has conducted seminars for claims representatives at insurance carrier clients regarding current legal issues in insurance defense, including the life of a civil lawsuit, social networking, and liens. Previous to practicing law, Ms. Cook  worked as an investigative agent for Workers’ Compensation fraud, and as a Certified Peace Officer in Broome County, NY, Supreme Court. She has appeared as a local TV guest, and as a guest lecturer at several universities in New York.

Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court
    • Southern District of New York
    • Eastern District of New York
    • District of Connecticut

Education

  • Pace University – J.D.
  • Cazenovia College – B.S.

Professional Memberships

  • Bronx County Bar Association Officer, Treasurer, 2023
  • Bronx County Bar Association Board of Directors,  2019- 2023
  • Bronx County Bar Association Civil CLE Committee Chair
  • Bronx County Bar Association Membership Committee Chair

Awards & Honors

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