About

Attorney | Counselor | Mediator – Christopher R. Cook is licensed and authorized to practice law in both Idaho and Colorado with an office located in Boise, Idaho.

Christopher attended DePaul University College of Law where he graduated Cum Laude and obtained his Juris Doctorate.  Prior to law school, Christopher earned his B.S.B.A in finance with an emphasis in international business from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.

At DePaul Law, Christopher’s course load included the core subjects required to earn his J.D., but also coursework meant to give him a greater understanding of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) – particularly mediation.  During law school, among other activities, Christopher was a research assistant to Professor Mark Weber, a nationally regarded scholar on disability rights and complex tort litigation.  In addition, Christopher became a licensed mediator with the Chicago Center for Conflict Resolution.  Christopher also practiced as a student clinician through DePaul’s Misdemeanor Clinic, where his team successfully represented indigent clients on various criminal charges.  Further still, Christopher has held various legal clerkships, including work with a complex civil/commercial litigation firm, and a criminal defense firm.

Christopher’s practice is generally focused on family/domestic law.  Christopher’s experience includes general litigation, dissolution of marriage, parenting time (custody), allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, common law marriage, adoption, post-decree proceedings/modifications, alternative dispute resolution, negotiation, settlement agreements, financial schedules, and appellate matters (COA).  Christopher also has experience with office management and systems, as wells as client development and marketing.

Christopher is an active member of various bar associations (American, Colorado, and local) and volunteers his time for pro bono legal organizations, such as the Chicago Tenants Rights Organization, Colorado Metro Volunteer Lawyers, and various self-help or public legal education programs.  Christopher was recognized for his pro bono representation by the Colorado 18th Judicial District. Christopher also has received the avvo.com clients’ choice award in general, family, and dissolution practice.

Other notable experiences and accomplishments include work as a translator for an Italian engineering firm, a statistics teaching assistant, and as an associate financial analyst.

Christopher is a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and loves exploring the mountains, playing soccer, mountain biking, and traveling.

Bar Admission:  Idaho | Colorado

Memberships: American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Idaho Bar Association

Law School: DePaul University College of Law, J.D. – Cum Laude

College: University of Colorado at Boulder – Leeds School of Business, B.S.B.A Finance/International Business

Certifications / Other Licenses: Wilderness First Responder | Notary Public (ID & CO) | Mediator (CCR) | Idaho Real Estate Salesperson (Inactive 2016)

Community Outreach / Pro-Bono:

Idaho Volunteer Lawyers ~ Boise, ID – Estate planning, elder law and family law clinics.

Metro Volunteer Lawyers Family Law Program ~ Denver, CO – Pro-bono representation of clients with dissolution of marriage and related family law matters.

“Do Your Own Dissolution” Clinic ~ Denver, CO – Presented monthly self-help seminars to members of the public on family and domestic relations law.

Metropolitan Tenant Rights Organization ~ Chicago, IL – Aided callers in solving tenant/landlord matters, including evictions, habitability, and security deposit disputes.

Outdoor / Educational Programs – Lead elementary school educational field trips such as weeklong journies to San Francisco.

Bogus Basin Snow School – Lead science-based student groups focused on experiential outdoor learning.