Attorney Representation in Cincinnati, Ohio Since 1982

Ms. Cathy R. Cook, Attorney at Law

Law School: Law School: University of Cincinnati, J.D., 1982
College: Miami University, B.A., 1979

Hello, I’m Cathy Cook. I want to help you resolve your personal legal issues. I concentrate my practice in the areas of family law and criminal defense. Family law includes divorce, dissolution, paternity, child support, spousal support, and custody. Criminal defense cases include traffic citations, misdemeanors, and felonies. Typical charges that we handle are domestic violence, stalking, sexual offenses, assaults, and drug offenses.

I began practicing law in 1982, when I served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Gilbert Bettman of the Common Pleas Court of Hamilton County. In that position, I learned first hand how the courts are run, how judges handle cases, and I worked closely with courthouse personnel. This experience helped me mesh law school training with the operation of the courts. With this background, I am able to educate and assist you in court proceedings.

Following my clerkship, I went into private practice, first with a small firm and then in my own practice. I work hard to stay abreast of the current law and policies in my practice areas and in the courts where I work. At least twice a year, I teach seminars to other attorneys on various topics in family law and criminal defense. I am also an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, which teaches young lawyers how to try cases in court. These activities assure that I remain on the cutting edges to assist you in your case.

My work has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings assist sophisticated buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for the case. Lawyer ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability. I am fortunate to have received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV®. This rating means that my peers rank me at the highest level of professional excellence. To learn more about the rating system, go to

Over the years of my practice, I have made it my mission to educate people on the law and the options available to them in my practice areas. To learn about Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Prenuptial Agreements, and Domestic Violence, go to the Reports section of this site.

To discuss the particulars of your situation I offer an initial telephone consultation at no charge. Please call me, so I can help you get on the right track in your case.

Member: Cincinnati (Chairman, Mid-Term Evaluation Committee; Chairperson, Criminal Law Committee, 1987-1990); Ohio State and American Bar Associations; Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (President, 1995-1996; Chair, Board of Trustees, 1996-1997); Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member: Board of Directors, 1990-; President, 1998-1999; Chair, Board of Directors, 1999-2000); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Cincinnati Law Library (Member, Board of Trustees, 1997-; Vice President, 1998-2002; President, 2002-).

July 16, 1957

The law office of Cathy R. Cook represents clients throughout
Southwestern Ohio, including those in Cincinnati, Hamilton
County, Clermont County, and Warren County.

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