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John C. Cook

John C. Cook

Helping people, families, and businesses solve problems and pursue opportunities
  • Employment Law, Business Law, Personal Injury
  • District of Columbia, New York, Virginia
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Biography

Outside of our families and our homes, our jobs may be the most important relationship we have. When you are having legal trouble in the workplace, or were just terminated, where do you turn? John Cook is the savvy negotiator who can get you that severance payment you really need. He’s the steady-handed counselor to advise you through one of the most difficult periods in your life. And, if you do need to file suit, he is the tenacious courtroom bulldog who can bring home the win.

John’s colleagues agree he is the go-to person for employees. Based on surveys of active Virginia attorneys, Virginia Business magazine named John one of Virginia's "Legal Elite" in its December 2004, 2005 and 2006 editions. "Super Lawyer" magazine selected him as a Super Lawyer in 2006 and 2007, as well as 2011-2020. John was named to the Washington Post's "Top Attorneys" list in the D.C. Metropolitan Area for 2013 and 2014, and to Northern Virginia Magazine's "Top Attorney" list in 2016. John has lectured frequently and published articles on civil litigation and employment law issues.

John is a recognized leader in the Virginia Employment Law Bar. He is a former member of the Section Council of the Virginia Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section and is the current co-chair and a former chair of the Fairfax County Bar Association's Employment Law Section. He has served as a mediator for the District of Columbia Superior Court and as a conciliator for the Fairfax County Circuit Court. John is also a member of the District of Columbia and New York State Bars.

John's practice emphasizes the representation of executives, employees and small businesses in employment law matters. A native of the Catskill Mountains in New York, John received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Gettysburg College, where he was selected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. degree from The George Washington University.

Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • FreeConferenceCall
  • Microsoft Teams
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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New York
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Virginia
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4th Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC
Current
Braddock District Supervisor
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
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Owner
Cook & Kitts, PLLC
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Education
The George Washington University Law School
J.D.
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Gettysburg College
B.A.
Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Awards
Top Attorneys - Employment (Employee)
Arlington Magazine
2019
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Martindale-Hubbell
Legal Elite
Virginia Business Magazine
2004, 2005, 2006
Top Attorneys in the D.C. Metropolitan Area
Washington Post
2013, 2014
Top Attorney
Northern Virginia Magazine
2016
Professional Associations
Virginia Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
Former Member
Current
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Fairfax County Bar Association (Employment Law Section)
Former Member
Current
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Virginia State Bar
Member
Current
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New York State Bar
Member
Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Virginia Employment Law CLE
Fairfax Bar Association
Requirements, Regulations, and Risks Facing Businesses in the Age of COVID
TIPS II Lead Share Group of the Tysons
Update on Employment Law in the Era of COVID-19, Monthly Education Meeting
Association of Legal Administrators, Northern Virginia Chapter
Worried About Returning to Work in a Coronavirus World?
CCF Ask Us Anything Zoom Community Meeting
Employment Law Update, Monthly Education Meeting
Association of Legal Administrators, Northern Virginia Chapter
Alternative Dispute Resolution and Wage and Benefit Issues, Human Resource Law From Start to Finish
National Business Institute
Legal Ethics: Best Practices for Dealing with Clients
National Business Institute
Key Discovery and Evidence Issues in Employment Litigation and Employee Benefits Basics
National Business Institute
Plaintiff’s Theory of an Effective Employment Case, Annual Employment Law Update
Virginia Continuing Legal Education
Wage and Benefits Issues and FMLA and Other Leave Issues
National Business Institute
Admissibility Questions and Handling Email, Social Media & Other ESI, The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit
National Business Institute
Pushing the Envelope: Emerging Plaintiffs’ Theories, Labor and Employment Law Section Conference
Virginia Bar Association
ADA Amendments: Adjusting to the New Terrain, Labor and Employment Law Section Conference
Virginia Bar Association
Business and Employment Torts: Just Sue Me, Labor and Employment Law Section Conference
Virginia Bar Association
Effective Discovery Techniques and Working with Expert Witnesses
National Business Institute
Evolving Theories of Recovery, Annual Employment Law Update
Virginia CLE
Human Resource Law
National Business Institute
The FMLA from the Perspective of Plaintiff’s Counsel
airfax Bar Association, Employment Law Section
Small Office Management for the Legal Professional
National Business Institute
Litigation: The Initial Phase, Annual Employment Law Update
Virginia CLE
Screening Requests For Help With Employment Issues
Fairfax Pro Bono Program and Employment Law Section
Winning your First Civil Trial in Virginia
National Business Institute
Winning Deposition Strategies
National Business Institute
Points to Consider in Settling Employment Law Cases, Annual Employment Law Update
Virginia CLE
Trying Your First Civil Case in Virginia
National Business Institute
Advanced Civil Discovery for the Litigation Paralegal in Virginia
National Business Institute
Employment Law Update
Half Moon Seminars
Achieving Settlement and Avoiding Summary Judgment in Employment Law Cases, Continuing Legal Education Expo
Fairfax Bar Association
Title VII Filing Deadlines and Exhaustion Requirements Post- Dodge, Employment Law Section
Fairfax Bar Association
Indemnification and Additional Insureds
CNA Insurance Companies
Risk Management Issues, CNA Expo
CNA Insurance Companies
Websites & Blogs
Website
John C. Cook's Website Profile
Website
Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC Website
Website
COVID-19 Employment and Claims Frequently Asked Questions by Cook Craig & Francuzenko PLLC
Blog
Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC Blog
Contact & Map
Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC
3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone: (703) 865-7480
Fax: (703) 434-3510
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