Our offices are housed in one of the city's most historic buildings. Erected in 1861, the building originally housed the Pioneer Hook & Ladder Company No. 1, a volunteer fire brigade, and Pioneer Hose Reel Company No. 5, a horse-drawn fire wagon. The building later served as the city's fire department and the Dixie Hotel. Our law firm purchased and painstakingly preserved and adapted the building as law offices in the 1970s.
Cook Noell Tolley & Bates LLP is a premiere small law firm specializing in high-stakes litigation and complex cases.
The firm concentrates its practice in the areas of appellate litigation, civil litigation, plaintiffs' litigation, medical malpractice, criminal defense, business litigation, divorce and family law, estate planning, and commercial and residential real estate.
Founded in 1964 by J. Vincent Cook, the firm is located in historic downtown Athens, directly across from the Athens-Clarke County Courthouse and three blocks from the University of Georgia campus.