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Gregory T. CookGregory Cook received his bachelor’s degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and his Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was on the Dean’s list.
Mr. Cook is a shareholder in the Firm’s St. Louis office and is head of the civil litigation practice group in St. Louis. He began his legal career at McAnany upon his graduation from Law School. Prior to heading up the Firm’s St. Louis litigation practice, Mr. Cook defended employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters. While focused on workers’ compensation claims, he tried numerous workers’ compensation cases throughout Missouri and Illinois. In addition, he argued cases on appeal to the Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Missouri Court of Appeals, and the Illinois Court of Appeals.
Mr. Cook’s practice focuses on defending clients in a variety of federal and state civil litigation, including insurance bad faith claims, professional malpractice, employment claims, tort claims defense, complex litigation, commercial vehicle accidents, and wrongful death. He defends general tort claims, including defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and product liability claims. Mr. Cook assists clients in pursuing and defending claims of subrogation and contractual indemnity and appears before the appellate courts in both Missouri and Illinois on behalf of his clients.
In addition to representing clients in the defense of claims, Mr. Cook also heads the Firm’s Medicare Practice Group. He is a member of the National Association of Medicare Set Aside Professionals (NAMSAP). Mr. Cook has presented at numerous seminars and conferences regarding the implications of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act on settlement of workers’ compensation and liability claims.
Mr. Cook and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Webster Groves, Missouri. They are active in their church and in the community of Webster Groves. They spend much of their free time with their two children. Although they now consider themselves St. Louisans, they are still passionate Indiana University basketball fans and watch the Hoosiers at every opportunity.