John Milton Cook



I’m originally from Alabama and grew up in Dothan, Alabama where I graduated high school from Dothan High in 1979. After high school, I attended Jacksonville State University where I graduated in 1983 with a degree in Law Enforcement and a minor in English. While attending JSU, I interned with the Calhoun County District Attorney’s Office in Anniston, Alabama. After graduating, I married Diane Morgan who graduated with me. We moved to Texas where I accepted a job as a police officer with the Mesquite Police Department and my wife as a R.N. with Baylor University of Medical Center. At Mesquite P.D. I served as a patrol officer, a member of the SWAT team, and was a detective in the Criminal Investigations my last 3 years. I left Mesquite P.D. in 1989 to attend law school at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas where I graduated in 1991. While there, I was on the Dean’s List several semesters and recieved the American Jurisprudence Award for having the highest grade in my class in Criminal Procedure. While there, I interned at the Calhoun County District Attorney’s Office. After law school, I worked for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office where I prosecuted all types of cases from DWI to Murder. I’ve been in private practice concentrating primarily on DWI defense and criminal defense. I’ve been interviewed several times by the media, both locally and nationally. I have lectured frequently to other attorneys on multiple subjects including jury selection, cross examination, and DWI blood testing. The last 3 years I have been voted in the top 5 of Dallas County DWI attorneys as recognized by my peers. I’m a member of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, and a founding member DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association. I am Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Less than 10 percent of lawyers in Texas are board certified in their area, and only approximately 842 are board certified in Criminal Law. I have been married since 1983 and I have 2 daughters, one a junior at the University of Texas and the other a senior at the First Baptist Academy in Dallas. In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors fishing and hunting and playing with all my rescue pets, 3 dogs, 2 Labrador Retrievers and 1 Blue Heeler. Judges, prosecutors, and other attorneys frequently refer me clients because of my reputation.

Languages spoken: Spanish

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Contact info
Law Office of John M Cook

2501 Oak Lawn Ave Ste 560
Dallas, TX, 75219

Office (214) 521-6679
Fax (800) 342-5394

License
TX Eligible To Practice In Texas 1992 07/16/2016

Awards
Board Certified – Criminal Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2016
Top 5 Dallas DWI Lawyer as voted by my peers Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association 2015
Top 5 Dallas County DWI Attorney as voted by my peers Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association 2014
Forensic Chromotagraphy XIII: Theory and Practice American Chemical Society 1999
American Jurisprudence Award- Criminal Procedure American Bar Association 1991

Work experience
Owner Law Office of John M. Cook 1994 – 2016
Assistant District Attorney Dallas County District Attorney’s Office 1992 – 1994

Education
South Texas College of Law N/A Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) 1991
Jacksonville State University Law Enforcement N/A N/A

Speaking engagements
9th Annual DWI Defense Project DWI Voir Dire Strategy 2016

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