Michael Cook

Michael Cook

Michael Cook

Biographical Info

Mike’s practice focuses on appellate and post-verdict litigation. After clerking for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert P. Young, Jr., Mike worked in the commercial-litigation department of a large Detroit-area law firm before joining Collins Einhorn’s appellate department. The majority of Mike’s practice involves briefing and oral advocacy in state and federal appeals. But his practice reaches beyond appellate courts. He has been retained to work with trial counsel to minimize risk exposure and posture a case for appeal through dispositive and other pre-trial motions. His post-trial work commonly includes addressing thorny entry-of-judgment issues, prevailing-party costs, and post-judgment motion practice aimed at framing issues for appeal.

Mike’s successful appellate practice is rooted in thorough research and readable, punchy writing. A federal district court judge commenting on a brief that Mike wrote said that it “had a special ability to take complicated issues and make them as straightforward as possible for me to understand.”