Overview

Scott Cook is a multi-state licensed practitioner with over 35 years of comprehensive experience in the five states where he is licensed. He continues to achieve success on behalf of clients, is nationally recognized as a top achieving practitioner, is an often requested lecturer, presenter and panelist on topics of legal interest and directs the Insurance and Liability Practices within Kolesar & Leatham.

With a broad background in all aspects of civil litigation and regulatory matters, Cook actively represents clients in complex litigation in many specialties, has been retained to coordinate counsel, and is often requested to manage and oversee intricate and complicated mediation and resolution of matters.

Cook’s experience includes private practice in multiple jurisdictions, supervision of a seven state territory of litigation attorneys, service as a Managing Attorney both for internal insurance carrier counsel operations and for a national law firm. He has established, supervised and practices in offices in his licensed states, served as an expert witness on many issues, holds a certificate of training in natural gas and propane, and has appeared in multiple Indian Courts on regulatory, environmental and litigated matters.

Professional or Trade Affiliations:

  • Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Nevada Bar Associations
  • All State Courts where admitted and U.S. District Courts of Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Nevada
  • 8th, 9th, 10th Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • Las Vegas Defense Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • ProjectREAL (Real Education About the Law) Board of Directors
  • Lorman Continuing Education Institution
  • Risk Insurance Management Inc.

Honors & Awards:

  • AV Rated Martindale Hubbel – 1999 to Present
  • Rocky Mountain Super Lawyer – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Top Attorneys – Mountain States – 2012

Speaking Engagements:

  • The Workplace Investigation – Association of Legal Administrators
  • Los Angeles, CA (2016)
  • Las Vegas, NV (2014)
  • The Cell Phone Experience – Association of Legal Administrators
  • Los Angeles, CA (2016)
  • Las Vegas, NV (2015)
  • HIPAA/HITECH/OMNIBUS RULE – Lorman Education Services
  • Association of Legal Administrators (2014, 2015)
  • Las Vegas, NV; Phoenix, AZ
  • Medical Records and Litigation – Lorman Education Services
  • Phoenix, AZ (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • The Medical Record and Litigation – Lorman Education Services
  • National Webinar (2015)
  • Medical Record Retention and Destruction – Lorman Education Services
  • National Webinar (2015)

Community Involvement:

  • Board of Directors – ProjectREAL (2013-Present)
  • Senior Warden – Grace In the Desert Episcopal Church Las Vegas, NV (Two Terms)
  • Coach, AYSO Youth Soccer (2002 – 2013 at various times)

Personal:

Mr. Cook is active in community activities, his children’s events and in-state and national politics. He was a trainer for the University of Nebraska Athletic Department and remains an active booster and fan in addition to keeping up with a rigorous legal practice and love for physical fitness and outdoor events.