William S. Cook

Professional Biography

William Cook focuses his practice on appellate work, general liability and casualty, employment law and insurance coverage litigation. Throughout his career, William has handled appeals before state appellate courts in Michigan, Illinois and California in addition to appeals before the Sixth and Seventh Circuits. The appeals have covered numerous topics ranging from contract and tort issues to insurance coverage disputes, including cases involving bad faith in which he mounts a particularly aggressive defense.

William’s practice also involves defending clients against all forms of employment-related claims, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, based on both statutory and common law. He has successfully defended clients before the EEOC, state agencies in Michigan and Illinois, and in federal and state courts in Michigan and Illinois.

William’s tort practice generally entails defending clients involved in automobile accidents and against premises liability claims. He often defends trucking companies and their drivers in third-party, no-fault claims under Michigan law. He also has experience with toxic tort claims.

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