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Jerome W. Cook

Partner
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Jerome (Jerry) Cook is a partner in Benesch's Litigation and Energy Practice Groups.  His 30 years of litigation experience has been devoted to the areas of commercial real estate, public works construction, suretyship, and the representation of interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline companies. Jerry’s specialized representation of pipeline companies includes representation of PUCO-regulated utilities, as well as FERC certificate holders, in state and federal condemnation proceedings, federal and state regulatory compliance matters, as well as right-of-way acquisition and enforcement and infrastructure protection litigation. He also assists utilities navigate the complicated matrix of state and local governmental regulations that control the occupation and use of public ways, utility relocation reimbursement, and utility conflicts with governmental vs. proprietary/enterprise public works projects.

  • EDUCATION

    • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1986, J.D.
      • magna cum laude
    • Cleveland State University, 1985, College of Graduate Studies, Masters of Accountancy & Financial Information Systems (M.A.F.I.S.)
    • Case Western Reserve University, 1981, B.A.
  • BAR ADMISSIONS/ASSOCIATIONS, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

    • Ohio
    • Ohio Supreme Court
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
  • MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

    • Medina County Planning Commission
    • American Bar Association - Fidelity & Surety Division of Tort and Insurance Practice Section
    • National Bond Claim Association