Ms. Cathy R. Cook, Attorney at Law
Law School: Law School: University of Cincinnati, J.D., 1982
College: Miami University, B.A., 1979
Hello, I’m Cathy Cook. I want to help you resolve your personal legal issues. I concentrate my practice in the area of family law. Family law includes divorce, dissolution, termination of domestic partnerships, child support, spousal support, custody, domestic violence, and premarital agreements.
I began practicing law in 1982, when I served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Gilbert Bettman of the Common Pleas Court of Hamilton County. In that position, I learned first- hand how the courts are run, how judges handle cases, and I worked closely with courthouse personnel. This experience helped me mesh law school training with the operation of the courts. With this background, I am able to educate and assist you in court proceedings.
Following my clerkship, I went into private practice, first with a small firm and then in my own practice. I work hard to stay abreast of the current law and policies in my practice area and in the courts where I work. At least twice a year, I teach seminars to other attorneys on various topics in family law. I also served as an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, which teaches young lawyers how to try cases in court. These activities assure that I remain on the cutting edges to assist you in your case.
In my first 15 years of practice, I concentrated on representing people charged with crimes. In that area, I tried hundreds of cases, which honed by my knowledge of the evidentiary rules applicable to all trials and crucial to admitting or preventing admission of documents and testimony. Having this ability, and knowing how to evaluate likely court outcomes, results in us achieving beneficial settlements for our clients. My work has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings assist sophisticated buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for their case. Lawyer ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability. I am fortunate to have received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV®. This rating means that my peers rank me at the highest level of professional excellence. As of 2017, I have continuously held this rating for 20 years. To learn more about the rating system, go to www.martindale.com More recently, another consumer service, AVVO, provides the opportunity for clients to review their experiences with attorneys. I am honored to have received their Top Attorney Award, Surberb 10. For more, go to www.avvo.com.Over the years of my practice, I have made it my mission to educate people on the law and the options available to them in my practice area. To learn about Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Premarital Agreements, and Domestic Violence, go to the Reports section of this site. To discuss the particulars of your situation I offer an initial telephone consultation at no charge. Please call me, so I can help you get on the right track in your case. Member: Cincinnati (Chairman, Mid-Term Evaluation Committee; Chairperson, Criminal Law). See complete membership roster.
Born: July 16, 1957