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Christopher K. Cooke

Christopher K. Cooke

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  • Civil Rights, Construction Law, Divorce ...
  • Michigan
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Biography

Chris Cooke has been a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan for 33 years. He began his career as an Assistant Prosecutor in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he tried over 100 misdemeanor jury trials and more than 60 felony jury trials. He later entered the private practice of law where he worked in the insurance defense field conducting numerous arson and fraud investigations. He also developed a strong subrogation practice and expanded his defense knowledge into the liability field.

In 1995, Mr. Cooke assisted in establishing the first Michigan litigation office for Citizens Insurance. He organized the property defense and subrogation departments at the company in Michigan and trained attorneys for the Company on a national level.

In 2000, Mr. Cooke came north to lead the Traverse City office of a large, Livonia based firm specializing in municipal defense. In this capacity, he represented municipal and governmental employees in complex state and Federal lawsuits. Mr. Cooke also negotiated complex contracts, reviewed and pursued land use permitting, developed employment policies and protocols and consulted on the interpretation of complex state and Federal codes.

Mr. Cooke’s practice in Traverse City expanded to include the representation of private clients in estate planning, business formation, employment matters, family law, trademark and trade dress, criminal defense, negligence, slip and fall, auto accidents and negligence law. Mr. Cooke was appointed by Governor Snyder to represent Northern Michigan on the Mental Health Diversion Council where he assists in analyzing policy and formulating new law on the diversion of the mentally ill from the conventional jail system.

Practice Areas
    Civil Rights
    Construction Law
    Divorce
    Intellectual Property
    Landlord Tenant
    Legal Malpractice
    Maritime Law
    Municipal Law
    Real Estate Law
    Criminal Law
    Estate Planning
    Employment Law
    Family Law
    Business Law
    Trademarks
    Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Federal Practice
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
State Bar of Michigan
ID Number: P35034
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Languages
  • English
Education
Michigan State University College of Law
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Thomas M. Cooley Law School
J.D. (1982)
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Albion College
B.S. (1977)
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Professional Associations
Michigan State Bar  # P35034
Member
- Current
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Contact & Map
2025 E Beltline Ave SE
# 600
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Telephone: (616) 272-7974
Fax: (616) 272-7985
Neumann Law Group
300 E Front St Ste 460
Traverse City, MI 49684
Telephone: (231) 221-0050
Fax: (231) 221-0051
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