Grant Cook

Past Chair

Grant Cook represents clients in general civil and complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate level.

He focuses his practice on lender liability claims, securities fraud, energy contract disputes, professional liability, shareholder derivative actions, hostile takeovers, general contract disputes, common law fraud, business torts, libel and slander, intellectual property disputes, trade secrets, construction litigation, and partnership disputes. He has served in arbitrations conducted by the AAA in the role of both neutral and party arbitrator. He has also conducted mediations after completing the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center Mediation Course at the University of Houston in 2003.

Practice Areas

  • Trial
  • Energy
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation


  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (since 1983)
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly; 2003-2004, 2006, 2007
  • Houston’s Top Lawyers, H Texas; 2004, 2006
  • Who’s Who in Colleges and Universities; 1961
  • Who’s Who in the South and Southwest; 1975-1976
  • Who’s Who in America; 1976-1977
  • International Who’s Who of Intellectuals; 1978
  • Who’s Who in American Law; 1985-1986


  • 2003 -A.A. White Mediation Institute – University of Houston School of Law;
  • LL.B., 1961, Baylor Law School, Editor-in-Chief, Baylor Law Review, 1960-1961
  • 1958, Tulane University

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1961
  • New York, 2007
  • U.S. Supreme Ct., 1970
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Eleventh Circuit, 1963
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Fifth Circuit, 1963
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. Texas, 1963
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. Texas, 1963
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. Texas, 1963
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. Texas, 1963


  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of Fifth Circuit
  • Member, State Bar of Texas; Founding Member and Chairman, School Law Section of State Bar of Texas, 1970
  • Member, The Bar Association of New York


  • Texas Judicial Council, appointment by Gov. Dolph Briscoe, 1978-1982
  • Texas Film Commission, appointment by Gov. Mark White, 1986

Representative Representations

  • Represented Fortune 500 energy company in gas supply contract litigation;
  • Represented NYSE company in litigation involving a defective product
  • Represented attorney in professional liability litigation;
  • Represented investment banking organization in fee dispute;
  • Defense of multi-state bank holding company in shareholder litigation;
  • Representation of Fortune 500 energy company in complex regulatory-related litigation;
  • Representation of general partners in securities fraud litigation;
  • Representation of property owners in complex insurance litigation;
  • Representation of individual investors in commercial fraud litigation;
  • Representation of individuals in real estate contract litigation;
  • Representation of inventors in intellectual property litigation;
  • Executive contract dispute against Fortune 500 company;
  • Representation of attorneys in law firm fee dispute;
  • Representation of ASE member in intellectual property dispute;
  • Representation of oil and gas lease owners against Fortune 500 company in gas purchase agreement litigation.