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David Sherman Cook, Mediator, Lafayette, Louisiana.

David Sherman Cook

David S. Cook, APLC
313 Beverly Drive
Lafayette, LA 70503
Tel: (337) 234-4155
Cell: (337) 288-6743
Fax: (337) 234-2937
Website: http://www.louisianamediators.org/david-sherman-cook
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  • Practice Commenced1993
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/5/24)2500
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/5/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person
  • ALEXANDRIA
  • BATON ROUGE
  • LAFAYETTE
  • LAKE CHARLES
  • MONROE
  • NEW ORLEANS
  • SHREVESPORT

Biographical

David Cook has over 47 years active practice of law in Southwest Louisiana, with an emphasis on personal injury litigation. He has extensive litigation and appellate experience in State and Federal Courts, and, since 1995, has been AV rated with Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer-reviewed rating for both legal ability and ethics.

Since commencing his ADR practice in 1993, over 30 years ago, David has mediated in excess of 2,500 cases, with a high rate of settlement. He has also served as Attorney Chairman of the Medical Review Panel in over 600 Medical Malpractice Cases. In an annual survey conducted by Acadiana Profile magazine, David is consistently rated among the Top Lawyers of Acadiana.

 

 

 


Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • Louisiana State University School of Law, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Juris Doctor, May, 1976
  • McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana Pre-Law Major (1970-73)
  • Bolton High School, Alexandria, Louisiana Graduated May, 1970

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Lafayette City Court, 1993-99
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 1988, 1996-97
  • Lafayette Parish Law Library Commission, 1990-96
  • American Inns of Court, 1990
  • Instructor of Business Law, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1981-82
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Rates Information

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  • Traditional Mediation: $300 per hour plus $300 Administrative Fee
  • FasTrac Mediation (3 hours): $975 Flat Fee*
  •     *For ZOOM Mediations and In-person Mediations in Lafayette and contiguous Parishes
  • No charge for travel throughout the State of Louisiana.

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