David R. Cook Jr.

Attorney

David practices in the following areas of law.  Click on the appropriate link to view more information about each practice area.

 

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.

Texas Internet and Phone Services at Risk for Rural Customers 

The Texas Public Utilities Commission is cutting the amount of money from a fund that subsidizes rural Texas network services, creating a potential loss of phone and internet services for more than a million Texas homes.  For many of these homes, phones service is more expensive to provide due to fewer customers and longer distances between customers.  And broadband service, though not subsidized, is often provided

Cooperatives Offering Broadband to Rural America 

A recent publication to the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society explains how cooperatives are “the unsung heroes of broadband.”  The following post explains the substance of the publication:  Obtaining broadband access has become a necessity, especially now during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Access to broadband for students across the nation, and for those wanting to receive Telehealth services has become essential.