Scott R. Cook

Scott R. Cook

Partner

Primary Office: Las Vegas, NV
Phone: 702-853-5500
scott.cook@knchlaw.com

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Scott Cook is a complex litigation attorney admitted in Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and New Mexico.  He has been recognized for his legal knowledge and advocacy and has earned the  AV® Preeminent™ lawyer rating from Martindale-Hubbell for over 20 years; Rocky Mountain Region Super Lawyer; Vegas Inc., Top Lawyer; Desert Companion Top Lawyer (Complex Litigation); America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators (Nevada); Top Attorneys of the Mountain States; and, Lifetime Achievement America’s Top 100 Attorneys.

Mr. Cook has significant experience in many areas of his practice that includes active handling and oversight of a team involved in all aspects of general liability; complex and mass tort litigation, insurance, health care, regulatory law and business litigation.

Experience in liability and major litigation includes a broad variety of general liability claims, catastrophic injury/damage cases, complex/mass litigation in tort and product liability, multi-state litigation, environmental litigation, explosion/fire, health care and professional negligence claims, Indian law, employer/employment matters, and regulatory and insurance law serving as both coordinating counsel and a member of complex litigation teams.

Mr. Cook is involved in the legal and medical communities, serves as an expert witness, holds a certificate in natural gas and propane and is involved in food handling litigation. He has also appeared in Indian Courts or administrative proceedings on various Indian law regulatory matters, appeared before numerous administrative agencies including OSHA, the Nevada Athletic Commission, and multiple state boards and has handled major environmental matters in litigation.

Mr. Cook is a regular instructor of legal and medical education classes including presentations to legal and medical professional groups. He is also a lecturer, convention panelist and author of numerous articles. Experience includes management of a seven-state area of litigation for a major insurance carrier, Managing Partner for a national law firm, awards from the Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association, the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, the Self-Insurance Institute of America, and the American Legal Administrators and has earned the Achieving Legal Excellence Award of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.

Scott graduated from the University of Nebraska, where he was an Athletic Trainer from the Nebraska Athletic Department and remains a loyal Husker, and the Nebraska College of Law.  He is the proud father of three grown daughters.  In his non-practice time, he enjoys the gym, his bicycle, politics, travel and the entertainment opportunities of the Las Vegas community.

Education

  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1977 - B.A. 
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, 1981 - J.D. 

States Licensed to Practice

  • State Bar of Arizona, 1991
  • State Bar of Colorado, 1981
  • State Bar of Nebraska, 1983
  • State Bar of New Mexico, 1990
  • State Bar of Nevada, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Arizona Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • New Mexico Bar Association
  • Nevada Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Professional Recognition

  • AV Preeminent peer rated by Martindale Hubbell 
  • Rocky Mountain Region Super Lawyer
  • Vegas, Inc. Top Lawyer
  • Desert Companion Top Lawyer (Complex Litigation)
  • America's Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators (Nevada)
  • Top Attorneys of the Mountain States
  • Lifetime Achievement America's Top 100 Attorneys

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • See attached firm resume for complete listing of published items and speaking engagements

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • General Legal Defense
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Commercial Trucking and Transportation Defense Litigation