David R. Cook Jr.

Attorney

Practice Areas

Business, Corporate, and Commercial

Construction and Procurement Law

Cooperative Law and Taxation

Rural Utilities Law

Education and Credentials

David received his Juris Doctor from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia in May 2005. In law school, David received awards for winning the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants’ national essay contest; achieving the highest grade in Partnership Taxation; and the Dean’s List. David received his Masters of Science in Accounting from Georgia College and State University. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Mercer University. He passed the Georgia C.P.A. Exam, scored 93rd percentile on the National ETS Business Exam, and received the Baptist Student Achievement Award. After law school, David worked for Deloitte Tax L.L.P. as an International Tax Consultant for large multi-national companies.

Professional and Personal Associations

  • Certifications
    • Georgia State Bar, Member
    • Georgia Certified Public Accountant, Inactive Member
  • Associations
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
    • Atlanta Bar Association, Member; Construction Law Section Board Member (2015 – Present); Secretary (2017 – 2018); Vice Chair (2018 – 2019); and Chair (2019 – 2020)
    • Electric Cooperative Bar Association, Member and State Liaison for Georgia
    • Georgia EMC Counsel Association, Member and Past President 2015-2016
    • Independent Electrical Contractors, Partner Member
    • Local Government and Construction Sections, Georgia Bar
    • National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives
    • National Telephone Cooperative Association (NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association), Associate Member & Legal Committee Member
  • Court Admissions
    • All Georgia State Courts
    • All Georgia Federal Courts
    • United States Tax Court

David is married with three children.  He enjoys spending time with family and playing and coaching soccer.  He was born and raised in Waycross, Georgia.

News Featuring David R. Cook Jr.

RUS Amends Standards for Timber Products

The Rural Utilities Service has issued a final rule to amend its regulations for Electric and Telecommunications Standards affecting the following: Specifications for Materials and Equipment and Construction Specification for Wood Poles, Stubs, and Anchor Logs Specification for Wood Crossarms, Transmission Timbers, and Pole Keys Specification for Quality Control and Inspection of Timber Product This

AHC joins rural telcos to request better USF funding

On behalf of AHC, David Cook joined with many rural telcos in “A Call to Action” to demand that broadband policymakers improve USF funding by expanding the services that contribute to the USF.  The USF is an important mechanism for expanding communications to rural areas. As part of the request, AHC and many of our