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Bio Edwin M. Cook
50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 1245
Atlanta, GA 30303
Georgia Supreme Court
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court
Vanderbilt University, J.D., 2008
Vanderbilt University, B.A. 2004
magna cum laude
Edwin (Win) Cook is a third-generation trial lawyer and the founder of Edwin Cook Law. His practice focuses exclusively on helping businesses resolve complex commercial litigation in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. Win represents businesses, as well as their owners and executives, in a variety of legal disputes, including breach of contract disputes, commercial collection cases, construction litigation, partnership disputes, commercial tort actions, insurance coverage issues and fiduciary litigation matters. His practice regularly involves the representation of individually or family owned companies, financial institutions, trustees, property owners, professional service companies, and contractors. Win prides himself on his pro-active and solution-oriented approach to resolving legal disputes for his clients, so they can focus on their work rather than legal matters.
Named as a 2016 Super Lawyers Rising Star, Win is admitted to, and has litigated in, every level of state court in Georgia, as well as all federal district courts in Georgia, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He earned his B.A. and J.D. from Vanderbilt University, and spent the first eight years of his career practicing at the international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP (formerly Powell Goldstein).
As a middle child whose father and grandfather were trial lawyers, Win learned about the practice of law at a young age. This early exposure made a career in the legal profession an easy choice. He relishes the intellectual challenge of practicing law as well as the opportunity to learn about his clients’ businesses while helping them resolve complex legal disputes. Win also understands that poorly managed litigation is not only ineffective, but costly, and therefore seeks to make strategic decisions and leverage technology in a manner that leads to better client outcomes. He knows that negotiated resolutions to legal conflicts are frequently in the client’s best interest, and skillfully places his clients in a position of strength for such negotiations while simultaneously navigating the interpersonal challenges that often precipitate legal disputes and prevent settlement.
Win is also dedicated to the practice of law as a profession, and he actively contributes to several bar organizations. He is member of the American Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association, and the State Bar of Georgia, where he serves the immediate past co-chair of the Young Lawyers Division Litigation Committee. He also regularly serves as a volunteer attorney for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation, where he helps impoverished individuals obtain legal services, as well as the Cobb Justice Foundation, where he helps victims of domestic violence obtain temporary protective orders.
Win regularly engages in community leadership and philanthropic efforts. He currently serves on the Georgia Board of Youth Villages, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping children with emotional and behavioral issues. He also volunteers with his wife, Stephanie, in the children’s ministry of the Midtown Bridge Church as a Sunday school teacher.
Win and his wife are the proud parents of a young son. When he is not helping his clients resolve business disputes, he enjoys sailing, biking, college football, cooking, stand-up comedy, guitar and sleeping (when his son lets him).