Robert C. Cook (MO, IL, & NY)

Robert Cook was born and raised in southern Illinois (Belleville and Lebanon) and after graduating high school he attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he received his bachelor’s degree in journalism with honors.  While in college, Robert worked as a summer intern for United States Congressman Melvin Price, of East St. Louis.  In 1981 Robert received his Juris Doctorate (Law Degree) from the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois where he was honored to serve on the writing staff of the DePaul Law Review.

After law school, Robert served as a law clerk for the Illinois Appellate Court where he researched and drafted judicial opinions involving a variety of high-level legal issues affecting the laws of the entire state of Illinois.  Robert then moved on to work for eight years as a personal injury attorney for law firms in both Chicago and St. Louis where he successfully represented accident-injury victims in all types of claims, including but not limited to, slip and fall claims, unsafe products liability actions, wrongful death, and automobile and trucking accidents.  Immediately prior to joining the Law Offices of Roderick C. White, Robert proudly worked for seventeen years as an environmental lawyer for the State of Missouri where he aggressively fought to ensure that all of the citizens of Missouri had clean air and safe drinking water.  It is clear to see that Robert’s extensive legal experience has undoubtedly prepared him to continue to consistently produce successful results.

Because Robert is licensed by the Supreme Courts of Missouri, Illinois, and New York, he is eligible to practice in the state courts in all three great states.  Robert is also active in federal courts and has briefed and argued five civil rights cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  When he is not working Robert is very active in his local United Methodist Church where he occasionally preaches and often leads Bible study.  While working as an environmental lawyer for the State of Missouri in Columbia, Robert worked with the Boone County Jail Ministry Project helping to provide Sunday Worship Services for inmates.

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