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Rich Cook

9102 N Meridian St., Suite 535
Indianpolis IN 46260
(317) 334-9200

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Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers

Dealing with a serious injury or the loss of a family member is always difficult.  But, when the situation could have been avoided if someone took reasonable care, the experience becomes devastating.  While no amount of money can truly compensate victims of negligence, you need an experienced Indianapolis injury lawyer to help collect all compensation you legally deserve if you have been injured due to someone else's actions.

You can afford skilled personal injury lawyers in Indianapolis

Experienced Indianapolis injury lawyers are available without paying a high hourly fee.  The Indianapolis personal injury attorneys at Yosha Cook & Tisch operate on a contingency fee basis—you pay a percentage of the award when we win your case.  This allows you to hire a competent, skilled lawyer for the same price as a novice attorney fresh out of law school. It is important for you to be represented by counsel who is not only willing but able to take your case all the way through trial should that become necessary. As a general rule, attorneys who regularly try cases usually obtain a more favorable resolution than attorneys who have a reputation for simply settling cases.

Experience is key when looking for an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer

Our lawyers have more than 122 years collective experience practicing law.  We have extensive litigation experience in serious personal injury cases and are experienced trial attorneys.  We represent plaintiffs (those injured) in many types of wrongful death and personal injury cases, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Products liability
  • Fire and explosions

Your choice of lawyers is a life-altering decision

If you have recently suffered a family loss or serious injury, the decision to hire an attorney can have a profound and lifelong effect on you and your family.  Like any professional, attorneys vary in experience, skill, experience, and results.  It is critical that you thoroughly investigate the background and experience of any Indianapolis injury lawyer you are considering hiring.

Every attorney at Yosha Cook & Tisch offers professional and competent representation to those seeking an injury lawyer in Indianapolis.  We help investigate and develop client claims related to Indianapolis personal injuries or wrongful death. The attorneys in our firm come from varied backgrounds and bring a unique set of skills and experience to address your particular needs.  Our knowledgable, experienced, and aggressive team of attorneys, paralegals, and litigation professionals focus entirely on helping injured people.

We stand on our reputation. Ask anyone.

Business hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. If your medical condition prevents you from meeting with us at our offices, we will travel to your home or bedside in order to discuss your case. Our services include:

  • A free initial, no obligation consultation
  • No fee if no recovery
  • Free parking, easy accessibility

Contact us today!

  • Call toll free (800) 875-5759.
  • Call locally (317) 334-9200.
  • Fax us at (317) 566-3578

Richard A. Cook 
Indianapolis trial attorney and civil litigation advocate

Richard Cook is committed to working with you to obtain the best possible resolution for your case. he stands ready to vigorously represent your interests in a prompt professional manner. He is committed to representing the interests of those who have been injured or wronged by acts of another person or corporation.

Previous experience

Law Clerk

After graduation from law school, Rich began working as a law clerk for the Honorable Andrew P. Rodovich, who served as a Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in Hammond, Lake County Indiana. Rich had a chance to see some of the best civil and criminal trial attorneys in trial and deal with a broad and diverse range of legal issues, such as:

  • Environmental litigation
  • Serious personal injury claims
  • Civil rights claims
  • Preliminary injunctions
  • Complex criminal pretrial motions
     

Prosecutor
Following his service as a law clerk, he worked as Deputy Prosecutor for the Lake County Prosecutor's Office for Jack Crawford. He tried a number of jury trials which encompassed crimes including:

  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Robbery 
  • OWI causing death
  • Confinement
  • Capital murder
     

From there, he went on to serve the federal prosecutor as Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana in South Bend, Indiana Division. There he handled a number of complex criminal matters involving crimes such as:

  • Conspiracy
  • Counterfeiting
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud 
  • Illegal drug manufacturing
  • Racketeering
  • Murder for hire
     

He left the U.S. Attorney's office in 1989, and during the following 17 years has focused primarily on civil defense and plaintiff's work.

Areas of focus

  • Personal injury
  • Breach of contract
  • Defamation
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Employment disputes
  • Construction related injury claims
  • Civil rights claims
  • Breach of contract relating to construction disputes 
  • Wrongful death
  • Products liability
  • Burn injuries
  • Automobile accidents
  • Libel-slander
  • Environmental torts
  • Real estate disputes
  • Insurance coverage issues
     

Education

Purdue University, Krannert School of Business, B.S. in Economics Honors Program, 1979
Valparaiso University School of Law, graduated 15th in his class, 1982

Admissions

All Indiana courts
United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Chicago, Illinois

Memberships

American Bar Association, Litigation Section

Honors and recognitions

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating
Commendation for work as a federal prosecutor from the United States Attorney General Dick Thornburg

Special Award from the Post Master General (for work prosecuting an elaborate altered postal money order scheme, operated within the Indiana State Prison system)
Rich Cook’s experience is invaluable in helping you develop your case's strengths, identify potential weaknesses, and avoid pitfalls. Having worked on both sides of a number of issues, he can assist you in avoiding mistakes which could hamper you from making a full and fair recovery as an injury victim.

Please Call : 317-334-9200


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