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Thomas Cook, Jr.
Partner
Dallas
901 Main Street
Suite 4000
Dallas TX 75202
TEL: (214) 749-4245
FAX: (214) 760-8994
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Thomas H. Cook, Jr.

Tom practices in the area of complex litigation including property insurance coverage litigation, commercial litigation, and subrogation. He has tried, litigated and arbitrated matters involving products liability, insurance coverage, construction defect, fire spread, professional negligence, commercial contracts and employee fraud/theft.

Representative Matters

Lead counsel and national coordinating counsel for a major commercial property insurer in coverage litigation arising out of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma

Obtained summary judgment in multi-million dollar insurance coverage dispute arising out of Tropical Storm Allison

Representation and defense of numerous coverage matters in state and federal courts and the 5th circuit

Representation of a major petrochemical company in multiple matters including recovery for catastrophic equipment failures and the defense and prosecution of commercial contract disputes

Represented two Fortune 500 companies in multi-million dollar employee fraud/theft recovery cases

Successful prosecution of a major construction defect arbitration

Successful prosecution of numerous catastrophic subrogation matters including products liability, construction defect, fire spread, negligence, and professional negligence

Articles & Presentations

"Hurricane Harvey First Party Property Claims Checklist (Texas)," August 25, 2017, co-author

“Avoiding the Outhouse: Dealing with In-House Counsel in a Corporate World,” Corporate Counsel Review, 36 Corp. Couns. Rev. 33, 2017, co-author  

"The Attack on Attorney-Client Privilege in Insurance Cases," Texas Law360, June 16, 2016, author

"The Perilous 'Superperil' Ruling In NJ Storm Surge Case," Insurance Law360, April 2, 2015, author

"The Missing Link In Business Interruption Coverage Claims," Texas Law360, March 4, 2014, author

Professional Affiliations

Noteworthy

Tom was selected as a Texas "Rising Star" in the July 2004 issue of Texas Monthly magazine and has been named the co-chair of the University of Texas Law School's Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference for the last four years (2009-2012). He is also AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2013-2018.

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