Cook, Stone, Yates join Oklahoma City, Tulsa offices
Experienced in all areas of tort litigation, Cook focuses his practice on product liability, warranty, insurance, and fraternity law. He represents product manufacturers and insurers in personal injury, warranty, and property damage cases. He also is active in the defense of national and local fraternity organizations in personal injury and university matters. Cook is a director in the Oklahoma City office.
Cook is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he serves as an adjunct professor, and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Stone joins the firm as an associate attorney in the Oklahoma City office. As a member of the Insurance and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups, he represents clients in a wide range of commercial transactions and business litigation matters. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and spent the first six years of his legal career practicing in Dallas, Texas. Stone earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Yates is a director in the firm’s Tulsa office and a member of the Appellate, Litigation & Trial, and Indian Law & Gaming Practice Groups.
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Yates clerked for the Solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. during law school. He earned his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and studied abroad at the Aarhus School of Business in Denmark.
Before joining the firm, Yates served as Assistant Solicitor General for the State of Oklahoma where he advised state officials on emerging legal issues and litigated some of the state’s most significant legal matters, including at the Oklahoma Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court.