Eric L. Cook is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Phoenix office. His practice focuses on complex litigation, product liability, construction defect, insurance bad faith, nursing home defense, traumatic brain injury, quad, burn, and significant injury, and environmental superfund cleanup litigation. He has extensive litigation experience, including representing individuals and businesses in state and federal courts throughout Arizona.
Mr. Cook has successfully obtained summary judgment on numerous occasions, including several subrogation cases saving his clients over $1,000,000 in potential damages. He also obtained a directed verdict for a national trucking company in a case where plaintiff was left a quadriplegic due to shifting cargo. Mr. Cook has successfully argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a number of national financial institutions.
Mr. Cook obtained his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He obtained his B.A. from San Jose State University in 1994, where he majored in Political Science with a minor in English, and graduated cum laude and on the Dean’s List. Mr. Cook is a member of the Golden Key National Honors Society. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Maricopa Bar Association, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute.
In his free time, Mr. Cook enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He also enjoys martial arts and following the San Francisco Giants.
With a stroke of his pen to House Bill 2083, Governor Doug Ducey clarifies the enforceability of an insurance contract translated into a foreign language. Arizona Revised Statutes (“A.R.S.”) section 20-1119 mandates the English-language version of an insurance policy that was translated into a language other than English will control in any disputes as to the construction and contents of an insurance policy so long as the cover page of the policy…