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William Leslie Cook, American Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)Personal injury (including property damage)Workers'compensationlawyer. Member American Bar Association (torts and insurance practice section 1979^, vice Chairman of Commission on delivery of legal services to the disabled young lawyers division 1983-1985, general practice section 1985-1986), ATLA, Mississippi State Bar (state board bar admissions 1978-1979.

Background

Cook, William Leslie was born on July 1, 1949 in Greenwood, Mississippi, United States. Son of William Leslie and MaryElizabeth (Roberts) Cook.

Education

Bachelor, University Mississippi, 1971. Juris Doctor, University Mississippi, 1974.

Career

Bar: Mississippi 1974, United States District Court (northern district) Mississippi 1974, United States District Court (western district) Tennessee 1986. Association Bailey & Trusty, Batesville, Mississippi, 1974-1979. Partner Bailey, Trusty & Cook, Batesville, 1980-1990, Bailey & Cook, Batesville, 1990-1992, Bailey, Cook & Womble, Batesville, 1992^.

Chairman, Mississippi College Republican Clubs, 1973, Panola County March of Dimes, Batesville, 1976-1978. Mississippi chairman National Organisation Social Security Claimants Representatives, 1981-1982. Representative Honor Council, U. Mississippi School Law, 1974.

Board of directors N.W. Delta Arts Council, 1995-1996.

Religion

God offers a loving relationship. The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. God has freely and graciously already made it possible.

Politics

The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

Views

Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.

Membership

King Batesville Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball, 2000. Member American Bar Association (torts and insurance practice section since 1979, vice chairman committee on delivery of legal services tothe disabled young lawyers division 1983-1985, general practice section 1985-1986), Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Mississippi State Bar (state board bar admissions 1978-1979, member ethics committee 1980-1983, board directors Young Lawyers section 1980-1983, chairman committee on unauthorized practice of law 1983-1986, workers compensation section, member committee on Kid's Second Chance 1992), Panola County Bar Association (president 1979-1980), Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association (membership committee 1983-1984), Court Practice Institute (diplomate), Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, Lamar Society International Law, Lamar Order-U. Mississippi, Batesville Junior Chamber of Commerce (legal counsel 1975-1977), Masons, Shriners, Rotary (president 1991-1992, 96-97, assistant district governor 1997-1999, district governor nominee 1999-2000, district governor 2000-2001, multiple Paul Harris fellow, Four Aves. of Service Citation, Rotary Foundation District Service award, District Foundation chairman major gifts, delegate Council on Legislation 2003^), Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, Delta Theta Pi.

Connections

Married Mary Jo Dorr, July 17, 1976. Children: Leslie Patton, William Roberts, Maribeth Dorr.