Attorney Profile

John M. Cook is a formidable Dallas criminal defense attorney. His many years spent on the other side of the courtroom make him knowledgeable about many of the strategies and thought processes employed by the prosecution when bringing criminal charges. John M. Cook defends clients in all areas of criminal law, but is well renowned for his skill at defending DWI cases.

Not only is John M. Cook a Former police officer and prosecutor; but he is also an experienced investigator and police detective. 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.

About John M. Cook, Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney

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.

Mr. Cook Will Energetically Defend Your Criminal Case

John M. Cook’s approach to your defense is uncomplicated; he will combine his immense amount of experience as a former police officer and prosecutor with his knowledge of Texas law and well-honed trial skills to aggressively defend your case. His creative and comprehensive approach is often the difference between a conviction and either a reduction in charge, acquittal, or outright dismissal, even in cases where liability seems clear. This is especially true when the conduct of the arresting officers is in question or there are issues surrounding the search that led to critical evidence.

Obviously, the results of your case will depend on the facts, but John M. Cook will fight hard to keep a conviction off of your permanent record. His goal is to make a positive difference in your case, and earn your confidence so you will recommend him to any friends or family members in need.

Named as one of the Top Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers

Dallas Best Criminal Defense Lawyers lists the top 15 Lawyers in Dallas voted by their peers in the criminal defense bar.

Professional Memberships

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 the DUI Defense Lawyer's Association. Mr. Cook is a Texas Board Certified Attorney as a specialist in Criminal Law. If you are facing criminal charges in the Dallas area, contact the Law Offices of John M. Cook today. Call 214-521-6679 or email Mr. Cook for a free initial consultation.