Guy R. Cook

(P) 515-245-4300
(F) 515-245-4452
(E) gcook@grefesidney.com

PRACTICE AREAS
Trial Law:
• Personal Injury
• White Collar Criminal
• Medical Malpractice & Health Care
• Semi-Tractor & Serious Vehicle Collisions

EDUCATION
Drake University Law School; Des Moines, Iowa
• J.D. 1982
• Staff Writer/Researcher, Drake Legal Research Service
• Board of Governors (Student), Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
• Prosecutor Intern, Polk County Attorney's Office

University of Iowa; Iowa City, Iowa
• B.A. 1979
• Vice President, Liberal Arts Student Association
• Legislative Intern, Iowa General Assembly
• Resident Advisor, Acacia Fraternity

EXPERIENCE
• Trial Lawyer/Partner, Grefe & Sidney, P.L.C., 1987-Present
• Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Iowa, 1983-1987
• Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable J.L. Larson, Justice, Iowa Supreme Court, 1982-1983

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
• President, Iowa State Bar Association (2013-2014)
• Board of Counselors, Drake University Law School (2009-2015)
• President, Polk County Bar Association (2005-2006)
• Board of Governors, Iowa State Bar Association (2006-2010)
• Commissioner, Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission (District 5)
• Membership Director, American Board of Trial Advocates (Iowa Chapter)
• Co-Chair, Building For Justice, Inc.
(Founder and Co-Chair of non-profit citizens group seeking passage of bond measure to construct new Polk County Courthouse)
• Elected Member, Iowa State Judicial Nominating Commission
• Appointed Merit Selection Panel, U.S. Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa

HONORS
• Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America ®
• Named one of the Nation's Top 100 Attorneys, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
• Named to the list of top 10 Iowa Super Lawyers
• Certified Member, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (membership granted only to trial lawyers achieving verdicts or settlements of one million dollars or more; 1 of only 20 lawyers in Iowa admitted to membership)
• Nationally ranked Top 10 Attorney Award for Excellence in Field of Personal Injury, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
• Inducted into the society of Outstanding Lawyers of America
• Conferred Certified Membership, Senior Counsel, American College of Master Advocates and Barristers (more than 75 trials required-membership by invitation only)
• Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (limited to top 250 trial lawyers in Iowa-membership by invitation only)
• Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys
• Fellow, American Bar Foundation
• Fellow, Iowa State Bar Foundation
• Conferred Membership, American Board of Trial Advocates
• Double Board Certified, National Board of Trial Advocacy
• Awarded highest legal accolade A.V. rating by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
• Recognized as a "Leading Individual" in Litigation in Iowa by Chambers & Partners Legal Publication

BAR ADMISSIONS
• Iowa, 1982

COURTS
• United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1982
• United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa, 1982
• United States District Court, District of Nebraska, 1989
• United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1983
• U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1983
• U.S. Tax Court, 1983