Ronald J. Cook

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Ronald J. Cook handles business litigation matters with an emphasis on litigation-based insurance issues, including coverage, defense and bad faith. He also frequently represents parties in first-party property claims and construction dispute matters. Mr. Cook also serves as a private binding arbitrator and mediator, helping to quickly and efficiently resolve insurance coverage issues that can impede dispute resolution. Please click here to read about Mr. Cook’s mediation expertise and experience.

Having represented both plaintiffs and defendants as a litigator, he has a perspective from both sides of the table. In addition to insurance, his practice includes commercial litigation, construction, real estate, personal injury and landlord-tenant law.

Mr. Cook is also a frequent lecturer on insurance and litigation topics and an active member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, volunteering his time as a settlement Judge Pro Tem and judicial arbitrator.

Mr. Cook was formerly an attorney with the firms Popelka, Allard, McCowan & Jones and Caroll, Burdick & McDonough in San Francisco.

He grew up in San Jose and lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with his wife and two children. He is an avid mountain biker, runner and outdoorsman.

President, Moot Court Board, 1985. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Insurance Law, Commercial Law and Criminal Procedure.

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Business Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
877-424-4118  Phone
408-295-6375  Fax
University Attended:
University of California at Santa Cruz; University of California at San Diego, B.A., 1981
Law School Attended:
University of Oregon, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1985, California
State Bar of California; American Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Youngstown, Ohio, September 7, 1959
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

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San Jose, California

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    San Jose, CA
    Fairmont Plaza , 50 West San Fernando Street, Suite 400
    San Jose, CA 95113-2429

    877-424-4118 Phone

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