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Kathy Jo Cook, Esq.

Of Counsel

Personal Injury Practice - See her profile in the Justia website for KJC Law Firm for detailed description of practice.

Education

J.D., Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, 1995

Cum Laude

Trial and Advocacy Honors

  • National Champion, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National Trial Competition, 1995
  • Regional Champion, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National Trial Competition, 1995

Writing Honors

  • First Place, Judge John M. Manos Writing Competition, 1995
  • First Place, American Judges Association Competition, 1995
  • First Place, International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest, 1995

Academic Honors

  • American Jurisprudence Award, Evidence
  • Dean’s List, 1993-1994; 1994-1995

B.A., University of Houston, Houston, TX, 1992
Humanities

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice PracticeSupreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts, 1995
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1996
First Circuit Court of Appeals, 1996
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Massachusetts Bar Association
Member Since: 2004

  • Member, Labor & Employment Section Council, 2012-2014
  • Co-Chair, Plain English Jury Instruction Project, 2009-2013
  • Standing Court Management Advisory Committee, 2008-2010
  • Strategic Planning Committee, 2008 - 2010
  • Member, House of Delegates, 2006 - 2008
  • Chair, Judicial Administration Section Council, 2006 - 2008
  • Member, Membership Committee, 2006 - 2008
  • Council Member, Judicial Administration Council, 2004 - 2006
  • Vice-Chair, Juror Communications Task Force, 2006
  • Chair, Rule 3.5 Committee, 2004 - 2005

Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts

  • Board of Directors, 2005 - 2011
  • President, 2008-09
  • President-Elect, 2007-08
  • Co-Chair, Employment Issues Committee, 2005 - 2008
  • Co-Chair, Corporate Sponsorship, GALA Committee, 2006
  • Chair, Corporate Sponsorship, GALA Committee, 2004 - 2005
  • Member, GALA Committee, 2003

Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

  • Member, Board of Governors, 2008-present
  • Member, Executive Management Board, 2010-2012Co-Chair, Membership Committee 2009-2012 (member 1995-1997)
  • Member, Women’s Caucus, 1999 – present

Boston Bar Association

  • Civil Gideon Task Force, 2008-2010
  • Diversity and Inclusion Section Council, 2008-2010
  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Section Council, 2008-2010

American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

  • Member, Women’s Caucus, 1999 - 2003
  • Lobby Participant, ATLA Lobby Day, Washington D.C., 2002 - 2003

Professional Legal Experience
  • KJC Law Firm, LLC, Boston, MA , Managing Partner, 2010- present
    Civil litigation of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, medical, legal and nursing home negligence, products and premises liability and other general liability cases; gender equality and discrimination; business and partnership disputes; consumer protection and insurance bad faith. Appeals in Massachusetts state and federal courts
  • Wagner Cook Freiberger & Washienko, LLC, Boston, MA, Partner, 2008 – 2010
    Civil litigation of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, medical, legal and nursing home negligence, products and premises liability and other general liability cases; gender equality and discrimination; partnership disputes, consumer protection and insurance bad faith. Appeals in Massachusetts state and federal courts
  • Keches & Mallen, P.C., Taunton, MA, Litigation Attorney, 1995 - 2008
    Civil litigation of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, medical, legal and nursing home negligence, products and premises liability and other general liability cases; partnership and business disputes; consumer protection; and insurance bad faith. Appeals in Massachusetts state and federal courts
  • Lubin & Meyer, P.C., Boston, MA, Law Clerk, 1994 – 1995
    Preparation of discovery, motions and pre-trial memoranda
  • Office of the Attorney General, Trial Division, Boston, MA, Law Clerk, 1993 - 1994
    Legal research and preparation of memoranda
  • Waltham District Court, Waltham, MA, Legal Research Assistant, 1993
    May 1993 - August 1993. Legal research
  • The Honorable Michael A. Andrews, U.S. House of Representatives, Pasadena, TX, Intern, 1992
    Responses to constituent requests for information and opinions
Other Revelant Work Experience
  • John’s Inc., Texas City, TX , Vice President, 1988 - 1992
    • Program oversight to ensure compliance with state and federal funding requirements
    • Program development, oversight and NAACS compliance (accrediting body)
    • Oversight of educational program and teaching staff
  • Director of Education 1987 - 1988
    • Preparation of educational programs
    • Oversight of teaching staff
  • San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX, Instructor, 1986 - 1987
 
Publications
  • Using Your Failures to Make a Difference, WOMEN’S BAR REVIEW, September/October 2008
  • Together We Can Reach Equality, WOMEN’S BAR REVIEW, October 2008
  • We Salute the Captain, WOMEN’S BAR REVIEW, AUGUST 2008
  • Governor’s Councillor Manning Strikes Again, LAWYERS WEEKLY, JUNE 2008
  • Thirty Years Later, WOMEN’S BAR REVIEW, MAY/JUNE 2008
  • We’ve Come a Long Way, WOMEN’S BAR REVIEW, MARCH/APRIL 2008
  • Is Your Governor’s Councillor Representing You? Lessons from the Botsford Confirmation Hearing, Kathy Jo Cook, Esq. and Julia Huston, Esq. LAWYERS WEEKLY, OCTOBER 2007
  • The Advisor, KECHES & MALLEN, P.C., WINTER 2005, SUMMER 2006, WINTER 2006-07, SUMMER 2007, (Ed. Kathy Jo Cook, Esq.)
  • Loss of Chance is Not Junk Science, Letter to the Editor, LAWYERS WEEKLY, June, 2006
  • Employment Issues Committee Launches Report on the Status of Women in the Law, WOMEN’S BAR REVIEW, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2006)
  • The Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose: When Should It Commence?, Barry D. Lang, M.D., Esq. and Kathy Jo Cook, Esq., MASSACHUSETTS BAR ASSOCIATION, SECTION REVIEW (2005)
  • Jordan Sutter v. Pat Ohlbaum and Hensley Trucking Co., Inc., Tournament of Champions Trial Problem, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TRIAL ADVOCACY (1996)
  • Reviving the Dying Spirit of Rule 704: Put the Legal Conclusion Doctrine to Rest, 62 DEF COUNSEL J. 564 (1995)
  • An Opinion: Federal Judges Misconstrue Rule 704 (Or Is That An Impermissible LegalConclusion), 43 CLEV. ST. L. REV. 45 (1995), reprinted in 32 CT. REV., WINTER 1995 at 33.
Honors and Awards
  • AVVO Rating 10.00
  • AV Rating, MARTINDALE-HUBBELL LAW DIRECTORY, 2006 - present
  • Super Lawyer, LAW & POLITICS MAGAZINE (Best of Boston), 2008 - present
  • Top 50 Women Attorneys in Massachusetts, LAW & POLITICS MAGAZINE (Best of Boston), 2008
  • Third Inductee, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Lawyers Hall of Fame, MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS WEEKLY, 2007
  • 100 Largest Verdicts & Settlements, MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS WEEKLY, 2005
  • 100 Largest Verdicts & Settlements, MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS WEEKLY, 2004
  • Top Five Up and Coming Lawyers in Massachusetts, MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS WEEKLY, AUGUST 23, 1999
Professional Activities and Presentations
  • Civil Deposition Practice, Ethical Issues, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2008-present
  • Civil Deposition Practice, Zealously Representing & Protecting the Deponent, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2008-present
  • Speaker, Jumpstarting Your Practice, Suffolk University Law School, 2009, 2010
  • Panelist, Trials facing Women Litigators & Tips for Success, Women’s Bar Association, 2009
  • Speaker, Strategic Networking for Leaders Breakfast Series, Leading Women Central MA, 2008
  • Moderator, Massachusetts Conference for Women, 2008
  • Presenter, MCLE, Depositions, 2008
  • Speaker, Women’s Bar Association Annual GALA, 2008
  • Speaker, Boston Bar Association, Mediation and Arbitration Section, 2008
  • Panelist, Massachusetts Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference, 2007
  • Coach, National Trial Team, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, 1996-2000
  • Guest Instructor, Trial Advocacy, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, 1996-2004
  • Guest Instructor, Southern New England School of Law, Dartmouth, MA, 1998
  • Guest Speaker, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE , Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1999
  • Guest Instructor, TORT REFORM AND ITS EFFECTS, Massachusetts Bay Community College, Wellesley, MA, 2004
Client Reviews
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Helpful staff who is always there for you. Dedicated to serving your needs. Joyce L.
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I was involved in a terrible motor vehicle accident and was able to obtain a large settlement that will take care of me for the rest of my life. I also referred my friend to Neumann Law Group regarding a medical malpractice matter. She has also been overly satisfied with this firm. I highly recommend them! Kevin R.