Attorney Michael J. Cook was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC). The MDTC is an association of lawyers in the State of Michigan dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation. As a member of the board, Cook reflects on his experience in the organization:
“The MDTC has been a top-notch organization of the best defense attorneys in Michigan for decades. I’ve benefitted from the hard work, insight, and collegiality of past board members and look forward to continuing that tradition. I sincerely appreciate the trust that my colleagues have placed in me to do that.”
The majority of Cook’s practice involves briefing and oral advocacy in state and federal appeals. He has also been retained to work with trial counsel to minimize risk exposure and posture a case for appeal through dispositive and other pre-trial motions. Cook’s post-trial work commonly includes addressing thorny entry-of-judgment issues, prevailing-party costs, and post-judgment motion practice aimed at framing issues for appeal.
In addition to his involvement in the MDTC, Cook is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Appellate Practice Section, the Oakland County Bar Association, and the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society’s Advocates Guild. He is also editor of the Michigan Defense Quarterly. Cook has been listed as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® Magazine (2014-2018), in addition to a DBusiness® Top Lawyer in Appellate Law (2017).