Deandra and John make up a well-known trial team on DWI and other intoxication-related cases around Texas.
John M. Cook is a former police officer and prosecutor. He is a well-known figure in the legal community, respected on both sides of the aisle and by the judges before whom he practices. He frequently lectures to other attorneys at various DWI and Criminal Defense courses throughout the State of Texas.
John M. Cook is a graduate of Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, where he majored in Law Enforcement and minored in English and was on the Dean's List. While at JSU, he interned with the Calhoun County District Attorney's Office. He received his law degree from the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi, an honorary legal fraternity. While at the South Texas College of Law, John M. Cook received the American Jurisprudence Award for Criminal Procedure and was on the Dean's List. While at South Texas, he interned with the Harris County District Attorney's Office. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Cook was a police officer for 6 years with the City of Mesquite, Texas Police Department, and spent the last two years as a Detective in the criminal investigations division.
Mr. Cook served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office after graduating from law school where he prosecuted cases from DWI to Murder. He is now in private practice and defends criminal cases of all kinds in state and federal courts throughout Texas. John M. Cook’s depth of experience in criminal defense matters, especially DWI matters, has resulted in him giving lectures to other attorneys on such subjects as jury selection, cross examination of the arresting officer, and blood testing.
John M. Cook is an active member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and is a Founding Member of the DUI Defense Lawyer's Association. Mr. Cook is a Texas Board Certified Attorney as a specialist in Criminal Law.