Outside of our families and our homes, our jobs may be the most important relationship we have. When you are having legal trouble in the workplace, or were just terminated, where do you turn? John Cook is the savvy negotiator who can get you that severance payment you really need. He’s the steady-handed counselor to advise you through one of the most difficult periods in your life. And, if you do need to file suit, he is the tenacious courtroom bulldog who can bring home the win.
John’s colleagues agree he is the go-to person for employees. Based on surveys of active Virginia attorneys, Virginia Business magazine named John one of Virginia's "Legal Elite" in its December 2004, 2005 and 2006 editions. "Super Lawyer" magazine selected him as a Super Lawyer in 2006 and 2007, as well as 2011-2021. John was named to the Washington Post's "Top Attorneys" list in the D.C. Metropolitan Area for 2013 and 2014, and to Northern Virginia Magazine's "Top Attorney" list in 2016. John has lectured frequently and published articles on civil litigation and employment law issues.
John is a recognized leader in the Virginia Employment Law Bar. He is a former member of the Section Council of the Virginia Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section and is the current co-chair and a former chair of the Fairfax County Bar Association's Employment Law Section. He has served as a mediator for the District of Columbia Superior Court and as a conciliator for the Fairfax County Circuit Court. John is also a member of the District of Columbia and New York State Bars.
John's practice emphasizes the representation of executives, employees and small businesses in employment law matters. A native of the Catskill Mountains in New York, John received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Gettysburg College, where he was selected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. degree from The George Washington University.