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John T. Cook
John graduated from the University of Georgia in 1982 with an A.B. degree in History. He continued his studies at the University of Georgia School of Law, graduating in 1985.
John began his professional career in Savannah, Georgia with Oliver, Maner & Gray, as an insurance defense litigation attorney. Upon relocating to Middle Tennessee in 1989, he joined Denney, Lackey & Chernau, which later became Chernau, Milam & Weiss. While with the prior firm, John handled all aspects of real estate transactions, including sales, financing, leasing, development. He also worked in entity formation and administration, and bankruptcy and limited litigation matters.
In 1994, John founded John T. Cook, P.C., and its sister company, Attorneys Title Company, Inc., now with a combined workforce of attorneys and staff numbering 14.
Member of the Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association , American Bar Association, and State Bar of Georgia.
Admitted to practice law in Georgia in 1985 and Tennessee in 1989. Areas of practice are Corporate Law and Real Estate Law.
Mike is originally from New Orleans, and he earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Loyola University New Orleans in 2010. After teaching social studies and coaching boys’ and girls’ basketball for three years at a New Orleans high school, Mike went back to Loyola for law school. At Loyola Law, Mike tutored peers in the legal writing lab, worked as a research assistant for a legal ethics professor, earned a spot on the law review, and graduated in the top 1% of his class in 2016.
Mike began his legal career working as a litigator at a large regional firm and two boutique firms in New Orleans. There he worked on a wide variety of litigation matters, including lawsuits involving contract disputes, inheritance rights, man-made environmental disasters, and professional liability.
Mike’s wife, Michelle, was born and raised in Nashville and has deep family ties to the city. It was this connection to the city, along with a desire to move into a transactional practice, that led Mike and his family to move to Nashville in the beginning of 2022.
Mike is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, and the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners has granted him permission to practice law pending his full admission to the Tennessee bar.