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General Defense
85 Main Street
Kingston, New York 12401Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 845-331-0702
Fax: 845-331-1003
E-Mail: law@cookfirm.com
www.cookfirm.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3939, Kingston, NY 12402
Established: 1905

Practice Areas
  • Business Transactions
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Entities
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • State and Federal Courts
  • Title Insurance
  • Federal Civil Rights
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About Us
Our firm is exceptionally experienced in trial law and approximately 80% of our practice involves civil trial work throughout the Hudson Valley and upstate New York. Our central location and familiarity with the local venues has permitted us to provide legal services to our clients throughout the Hudson Valley and New York State with a keen personal knowledge of local juries and adversaries, enabling us to obtain prompt resolution of legal matters.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Allstate Insurance CompanyAssurant Solutions
Assurant Specialty PropertyGallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
Markel Insurance CompanyMidwest Claims Service
Network Adjusters, Inc.New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal
New York Mutual UnderwritersSterling Insurance Company
Trident InsuranceUlster County Insurance Department
Non-Insurance Clients
Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp.City of Kingston
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Personnel Information
Of Counsel
Robert E. Netter
Kingston, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1967
Memberships:
  • American, New York State and Ulster County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Siena College, B.A., 1964
  • Albany Law School of Union University, LL.B., 1967
Born:1942
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William N. Cloonan
Kingston, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1974
Memberships:
  • American, New York State and Ulster County Bar Associations
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Marist College, B.A., 1968
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1975
Born:1946
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Firm Members
Robert D. Cook
Kingston, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2012
Memberships:
  • New York State and Ulster County Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1974
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1977
Born:1952
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Eric M. Kurtz
Kingston, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015
Memberships:
  • New York State and Ulster County Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A. (cum laude), 1982
  • University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1985
Born:1960
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Thomas A. Murphy
Kingston, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1987
Memberships:
  • New York State and Ulster County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Siena College, B.A. (cum laude), 1982
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Born:1960
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Michael T. Cook
Kingston, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2010
Memberships:
  • New York State and Ulster County Bar Associations
Education:
  • St. Bonaventure University, B.A., 1995
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1998
Born:1971
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Associate Attorney
Dana E. Cochrane
Kingston, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 2017
Memberships:
  • American, New York State and Ulster County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Norwich University, B.A. Political Science, 2013
  • Albany Law School, J.D., 2016
Born:1991
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Service Areas
Albany, New York55 miles
Newburgh, New York39 miles
Poughkeepsie, New York21 miles
Syracuse, New York196 miles
White Plains, New York88 miles
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