Cook Law & ADR, PLLC is a Minnesota-based law firm established in 2015 by Timothy C. Cook, an attorney with over thirty years of experience across several fields of legal discipline, most notably in the construction, surety, real estate, business, employment, and insurance fields. With his extensive experience and reasoned range of knowledge, Tim Cook will deliver efficient and effective services tailored to address all of your legal needs and concerns. Moreover, if Cook Law cannot help you, it will likely be able to refer you to attorneys and law firms who can.
Tim Cook's commitments to people, quality, and integrity run deep. This is perhaps best evidenced by the fact that, until forming Cook Law & ADR, his entire legal career was spent with only two firms. The first nearly twenty years of Tim's career was spent at Moore, Costello, & Hart, a Saint Paul-based firm that housed some of the best attorneys in all of the Midwest. Shortly after the turn of the century, for reasons no longer important, Tim joined the law firm of Hammargren & Meyer, PLLC, a Minneapolis boutique firm that was suited to Tim's philosophy and that had a small but solid fleet of skilled attorneys. With both firms now deceased, Tim considered a range of options that stretched before him. These included a return to big city lawyer life, taking to the lecture and teaching circuits, ramping up his "life coaching" game, going back to the farm, or simply plowing any number of other fields of opportunity. Instead, fueled by a pedigree that includes many successful friends and family who are living both happy and well in the world of small firm law practices, Tim decided to follow his lifelong dream and made the tough but sound decision to hang a shingle rather than to simply follow the herd. From all of this is born Cook Law & ADR, PLLC.
Over the years, Cook Law & ADR's clients have included virtually all players in the construction industry. Whether contractors, subcontractors, specialty trade contractors, suppliers, public and private owners, residential property owners, design professionals, sureties, and insurers, all have found comfort and value with Tim's guiding hands. He assists clients on all aspects of the construction process on projects of all sizes, public or private. Tim also represents businesses and individuals on a range of other matters, including those relating to business formation and disputes, real estate matters, employment issues, insurance and bond claims, and other matters of concern. As one of the last great Renaissance attorneys, Tim can also competently advise on a range of other matters running from the simple to the sublime.
Most notably, Tim Cook is well trained and long committed to providing clients, parties, and their legal counsel with a range of alternate dispute resolution (ADR) services to help them resolve legal disputes promptly, fairly, and efficiently and in a process that best allows them to make their own decisions rather than to have them made by others, in often confusing and always expensive arenas. Tim is in increasingly high demand as a skilled and successful mediator in a wide range of construction, real estate, business, employment, and personal disputes. As both a mediator and as an arbitrator, Tim has a solid reputation for fairly and efficiently reviewing the evidence and being willing and able to make a fair assessment. As an arbitrator, Tim makes the tough decisions with a reasoned eye focused on the evidence, not on the parties. Truth be told, Tim really does not have many friends. As such, his ability to evaluate the record and the evidence on their merits, and not on fishing trips and other industry junkets with parties or attorneys, makes him an ideal candidate for selection as a neutral in virtually all formats of alternate dispute resolution. He has mediated over 1100 matters, a solid percentage of them successfully. He has arbitrated a wide number of matters as well on a range of issues. His demeanor, knowledge, experience, and tender hand make him well suited to assisting combatants in seeking and finding resolution.
Cook Law & ADR can and will advise you and help you chart a plan to avoid future problems often found in both contract and the law. When you find yourself in times of trouble, Cook Law will bring its thirty years of experience in state and federal trial courts, and in private arbitration forums, to advocate on your behalf and, when necessary, take your matter to and through trial and appeal. At all times, Cook Law will keep your interests front and center. It will work with you and those with whom you are at odds to see alternative ways to resolve your dispute so that you can, hopefully, avoid the high cost of litigation. And, when your situations call for the guidance of lawyers and firms who are smarter, more experienced, or who have a bigger store of gun powder for a really big fight, Cook Law & ADR will help you find the fit that is best for you.To learn more about Tim Cook, click here