James T Cook

James T Cook

Kansas City, Missouri

James T. Cook has practiced law since 1975 and founded this firm with Gail Berkowitz in 1989. He is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has served as president of the Missouri chapter, as well as member of the national Board of Governors. As past chairman of the Family Law Section of the Missouri Bar, he was instrumental in shaping the development of joint custody in Missouri. Licensed in both Missouri and Kansas, Jim concentrates on high conflict, large asset and business valuation cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1974
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1974
  • Kansas


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1974
  • University of Missouri
    • B.S. - 1968

Published Works

  • Treatment Alternatives Missouri Bar CLE, 1987

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1994 - 2017
  • Best Lawyers of America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy Matrimonial Law
  • Missouri Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • CMBA
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association, Member
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Missouri Chapter

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Grain Valley, City Attorney and Prosecutor, 1976 - Present