Discovery with Timothy C. Cook
Tim Cook on pizza, mediation and everything in-between
Published in 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine
on July 5, 2017
Updated on October 3, 2019
My nickname is … The Top Cat.
I can’t go a day without … my medications.
If you were in my office, you’d … enjoy the wildly tasteful
but rather inexpensive artwork.
My colleagues would be surprised to know that … not long ago, I moonlighted as a pizza delivery specialist.
The lawyer I most admire is … my brother Mike. A war horse extraordinaire.
The quality I most like in a lawyer is … the ability to both recognize and respect the lines of battle.
My pre-trial routine is … puking in the shower. I’m getting better.
My career high point (so far) has been … slaying a dragon for a little old lady in need.
If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … Timmy Vaselino, pizza delivery boy.
I almost quit the law because … greater satisfaction lies in turning the soil.
The SCOTUS justice I’d like to meet is … Harry Blackmun.
The SCOTUS decision I’d overturn is … Citizens United.
A different practice area that intrigues me is … policing crooked attorneys.
I can’t believe more people haven’t read … my annual Christmas letter.
I can do a pretty good impersonation of … Sad Sack, my comic book hero.
The talent I wish I had is … being able to put the biscuit in the basket. While on hockey skates.
The most fascinating person I have ever met is … Miss Linda, the love of my life.
On my best day I … brim with love and forgiveness.
On my worst day I … still brim with love and forgiveness.
The craziest thing I witnessed in a courtroom is … some lawyer coming out of chambers and telling everyone to rise. And they did.
The movie line I quote most often is … “and you feel shame,” from Slap Shot.
I wish I had invented … the cheese grater.
If I had a morning show, my co-host would be … Alix Kendall.
The last TV show I binge-watched was … The Rifleman.
Nothing cheers me up like … smoking the peace pipe with litigants settling at mediation.
My guilty pleasure is … eating a block of cheese.
If I won the lottery I’d … have $20 million.
The most annoying thing about my job is … asking people to pay me for what I do.
My courtroom walk-up song would be … “Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley.”