Bobby Lee Cook

Bobby Lee Cook Cook & Connelly www.cookconnelly.com
 
Practice: State and Federal trial and appellate, complex civil and criminal litigation
Born: Lyerly, Georgia, February 12, 1927
Preparatory Gordon Military College
Education: University of Alabama (1946)
Legal Education: Vanderbilt University – Law School (1949)
Bar Admissions: Georgia (1949); U.S. District Courts: Northern, Middle & Southern Districts of Georgia and Eastern District of Tennessee; U.S. Court of Appeals:  Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court
Lectures: “Criminal Practice and Procedure,” Practicing Law Institute, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Public Defenders (1979); Atlanta Bar Association’s Super Star Seminar (1986, 1988); Charleston County (SC) Bar Association (1988); Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Meeting (1988); University of Tennessee College of Law Jenkins Trial Competition (1988); Volusia County (FL) Criminal Defense Lawyers (1988); Atlanta Bar Association Annual Bench & Bar Meeting (1988); Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (1988); Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (1989); Georgia Bar Media Conference, Carter Presidential Center (1989); Federal Defenders of San Diego (CA) (1989); Poulsbo (WA) CLE (1987, 1989); Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Crown Center Seminar (1989); State Bar Association of North Dakota (1989); Charles N. Burch Lecturer, Vanderbilt University School of Law (1990); Cordell Hull Lecture at Cumberland School of Law (1986, 1992); Kansas Bar Association (2004); Virginia Bar Association (Annual Meeting, 2006); Alabama Bar Association Annual Meeting (2010) and various other law schools, seminars and events throughout America, England and Germany
Public Offices: Georgia House of Representatives (1949-50); Georgia Senate (1957-58); Georgia State Court Judge (1962-66)
Bar Associations: Lookout Mountain Bar Association; American Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia (Chairperson:  Georgia); Criminal Justice Committee, 1979-80; Criminal Law Advisory Committee, 1979-80; Advisory Member, State Bar Committee, 1989–); National College of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Past Chairman, Board of Regents); Roscoe Pound Foundation (Founding Member); Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Georgia Associations of Plaintiff’s Attorneys; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (Founding Member); The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; Texas Trial Lawyers Association; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice; Board of Advisors, BNA Criminal Practice; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers; International Society of Barristers
Awards and Honors: American Academy of Achievement (1981); First Recipient of the Georgia Bar Tradition of Excellence Award (1984); California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Annual Award (1985); Chairman, Board of Regents, National College of Criminal Defense (1984-1986); “Small Town Lawyer Made Good” Award (Washington State, 1989); Inaugural Lecture at Georgia State Law School (1992); Trial Lawyer of the Year Award at Georgia Bar Annual Meeting (1994); Honorary Juris Doctor Degree, John Marshall Law School (2002); Lifetime Achievement Award from NACDL (2006); Guardian of Justice Award by Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (2006); The American Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame (2009); and Inducted into Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame (2009).

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