Virginia Circuit Court Judge
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1982
B.A., University of Virginia, 1979
Judge John T. Cook, who will co-teach Trial Advocacy this fall, has been a circuit court judge for the 24th Circuit of Virginia since 2008. He sits primarily in Campbell County, but also sits regularly in Lynchburg, Va. Prior to being appointed to the bench, he practiced law in Lynchburg for more than 25 years. He focused his practice in civil litigation, trying more than 200 jury trials as lead counsel.
Cook was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2003. He is a member and former Virginia chapter president of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He also served the Virginia State Bar on the Ninth District Disciplinary Committee, the Standing Committee of Legal Discipline and on Bar Council. He has lectured and participated in trial advocacy classes in law schools and in competitions.