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Jessie A. Cook represents individuals accused of major felonies and capital offenses in state and federal courts. She graduated from IU - Bloomington (1979, cum laude), the National College of Criminal Defense and the Darrow College of Capital Defense. She teaches trial advocacy at the Maurer School of Law- Bloomington, and continuing legal education programs for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, the Indiana Public Defender Council and ICLEF’s Trial Advocacy Skills College. Jessie serves as a Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (Access to Justice Committee); Board of Governors, Indiana State Bar Association; Governing Council and past chair, ISBA Criminal Justice Section; Master Fellow and former Board member, Indiana Bar Foundation. She is the current chair of the Indiana Supreme Court Rules Committee and a member, NACDL, NLG, ACLU. Jessie was the 2008 recipient of the IPDC’s Gideon Award, the 2013 recipient of the ISBA's“GP Hall of Fame Award” for excellence in general practice, and the 2014 recipient of the IFCD's Thurgood Marshall award for indigent defense in federal court.
• Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2014
Admitted: 1979, Indiana
Professional Webpage: www.superlawyers.com/indiana/lawyer/Jessie-A-Cook/05089350-9...
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