Phone: 408-289-1972

Ronald Cook

Ronald J. Cook

Direct: (408) 494-9211
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Ronald J. Cook handles business litigation matters with an emphasis on litigation-based insurance issues, including coverage, defense and bad faith. He also frequently represents parties in first-party property claims and construction dispute matters. Mr. Cook also serves as a private binding arbitrator and mediator, helping to quickly and efficiently resolve insurance coverage issues that can impede dispute resolution. Please click here to read about Mr. Cook’s mediation expertise and experience.

Having represented both plaintiffs and defendants as a litigator, he has a perspective from both sides of the table. In addition to insurance, his practice includes commercial litigation, construction, real estate, personal injury and landlord-tenant law.

Mr. Cook is also a frequent lecturer on insurance and litigation topics and an active member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, volunteering his time as a settlement Judge Pro Tem and judicial arbitrator.

Mr. Cook was formerly an attorney with the firms Popelka, Allard, McCowan & Jones and Caroll, Burdick & McDonough in San Francisco.

He grew up in San Jose and lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with his wife and two children. He is an avid mountain biker, runner and outdoorsman.

Honors & Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Commercial Law, Criminal Procedure and Insurance Law, Recipient
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 – Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in San Jose, 2015
  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2009 – 2010, 2013 – Present
  • Corporate Counsel, “Top Lawyer” 
  • AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Professional Memberships

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association Insurance Law Section, Chair, 2012
  • Girls on the Run Silicon Valley, Board Member
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Judge Pro Tem & Judicial Arbitrator


  • J. D., University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, 1985
    • President, Moot Court Board
    • Extern, Judiciary Committee, Oregon State Legislature, Salem
  • B.A. History, University of California, San Diego, 1981
    • Minor: Political Science and Visual Arts

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