Robert M. Cook

Robert M. Cook



Practice Groups

Robert M. Cook focuses his practice on counseling and defending product manufacturers, distributors, trucking and automobile companies, property owners, and other clients in all aspects of litigation. His extensive litigation experience includes in the defense of automobile, truck, bus, motorcycle, and watercraft manufacturers in product liability, warranty, and lemon law cases, as well as defending commercial vehicle companies and operators in catastrophic cases. Rob is a former chair of the Products Liability and Toxic Torts Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, is the current vice president of the southern region of the New Jersey Defense Association and the former chair of the NJDA's Products Liability Committee. He regularly speaks on issues related to automotive product liability and trucking litigation to audiences of industry executives, professionals, in-house counsel, and insurers.

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
Professional Affiliations
  • New Jersey State Bar Association: Past Chair, Product Liability and Toxic Torts Section
  • Defense Research Institute: Trucking Law Committee and Product Liability Committee
  • New Jersey Defense Association: Vice Chair, Products Liability Committee
Admitted to Practice
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • The College of New Jersey (Trenton State College), B.A., cum laude, 1994
  • Presenter, "Litigation Management: What Works and What Does Not," New Jersey Defense Association (NJDA) & Association of Corporate Counsel New Jersey (ACCNJ) Products Liability Seminar: Something For Everyone, Iselin, NJ, September 23, 2016
  • Presenter, "Advanced Investigation and Discovery Practices in the 21st Century," ACI's 6th National Forum on Defending & Managing Trucking Litigation, Chicago, IL, May 15, 2016
  • Presenter, "Litigating a Catastrophic Trucking Suit: Developing Strategies for Brain Injury Cases," ACI's 5th National Forum on Defending & Managing Trucking Litigation, Chicago, IL, March 24, 2015 
  • Presenter, “The Bridge Expert — How a Biomechanic Can Tie Together Your Defense,” New Jersey Defense Association Products Liability Committee Seminar, Iselin, NJ, September 12, 2014
  • Presenter, “Practical Pointers on Experts in the Automotive Context,” American College Institute (ACI) 7th Annual Summit on Defending and Managing Automotive Product Liability Litigation, Chicago, June 4–5, 2014
  • Presenter, “Preparing Witnesses: Drivers and Experts — How Can a Biomechanic Help You?” American College Institute (ACI) 4th National Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation, Chicago, IL, March 31–April 1, 2014