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John Charles Cook - Fairfax, VA

3050 Chain Bridge RoadSuite 200 Fairfax, VA 22030

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Updated: 02/09/2024

Fairfax Employment Law Lawyer

Overview

John Cook begins each day with this fundamental thought – what can I do today to make a difference. He learned long ago that the true reward of a service profession is the difference you make in the lives of others. That may be helping a client understand a problem or a contract, negotiating the resolution of a dispute, or handling serious litigation in court...

John Cook begins each day with this fundamental thought – what can I do today to make a difference. He learned long ago that the true reward of a service profession is the difference you make in the lives of others. That may be helping a client understand a problem or a contract, negotiating the resolution of a dispute, or handling serious litigation in court. John carried that same sense of purpose through a decade serving as a mediator in the District of Columbia Superior Court and eleven years as a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. It is the spirit that moves him every day in his practice.

John’s practice emphasizes the representation of executives, employees, and small businesses in employment law matters, including advice and counsel regarding workplace issues and a wide range of other civil litigation matters.

John began his career in the District of Columbia’s Corporation Counsel’s (now Attorney General’s) office. Since then, he has served as a mediator for the District of Columbia Superior Court and as a conciliator for the Fairfax County Circuit Court, has lectured frequently, and has published articles on civil litigation and employment law issues.

John is a recognized leader in the Virginia Employment Law Bar. He is a former member of the Section Council of the Virginia Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section and is the current co-chair and a former chair of the Fairfax County Bar Association’s Employment Law Section. He is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America (“LCA”) and a member of the National Employment Lawyers’ Association (“NELA”).

John’s colleagues agree he is the go-to person for employees. Based on surveys of active Virginia attorneys, Virginia Business magazine named John one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” in its December 2004, 2005 and 2006 editions. “Super Lawyer” magazine selected him as a Super Lawyer in 2006 and 2007, as well as 2011-2020. John was named to the Washington Post’s “Top Attorneys” list in the D.C. Metropolitan Area for 2013 and 2014, and to Northern Virginia Magazine’s “Top Attorney” list in 2016. John has carried the coveted “AV” rating from MartindaleHubbell © for over 20 years. John has lectured frequently and published articles on civil litigation and employment law issues.

In addition to his law practice with the firm, John served for over a decade on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, where he chaired the Board’s Public Safety Committee. He also served on the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board, which he chaired in 2015; the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, where he served as Treasurer; and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, where he chaired the Governance Committee.

About John Charles Cook

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1995
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Mediator for the General District Courts of Virginia, 2021
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Other Affiliations

  • Section Council of the Virginia Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section (Former Member)
  • Fairfax County Bar Association’s Employment Law Section (Former Chair)
  • District of Columbia Superior Court (Mediator)
  • Fairfax County Circuit Court (Conciliator)

Education

  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    J.D.
  • Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA.
    B.A.
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Member of Phi Beta Kappa

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, 2009-2019
  • Executive Board of the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board, 2010-2019
  • Chair, Executive Board of the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board, 2015
  • Northern Virginia Regional Commission (2009-2019)
  • Northern Virginia Regional Commission, Treasurer (2016-Present)
  • INOVA Health Care System, Member, Health Care System Board of Trustees (2016-2019)
  • INOVA Health Care System, Member, Fairfax Hospital Quality Board (2016-2019)
  • Council to End Domestic Violence, Fairfax County (2013-present)
  • Council to End Domestic Violence, Accountability Workgroup, Chair (2022-Present)
  • Council to End Domestic Violence, Chair (2016-2020)
  • Fairfax County Diversion First Program (2016-present)
  • Fairfax County Diversion First Program - Chair, Stakeholders Group (2020-present)
  • Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (2010-2019)
  • Northern Virginia Transportation Commission - Chair, Governance Committee (2017)

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About John Charles Cook

Included on the 2024 Virginia list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Virginia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John Charles Cook on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • One of Virginia’s “Legal Elite,” Virginia Business magazine, December 2004, 2005 and 2006 editions
  • Super Lawyer, “Super Lawyer” magazine, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Named to the Washington Post’s “Top Attorneys” list in the D.C. Metropolitan Area for 2013 and 2014
  • “Top Attorney” list, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2016

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Address

3050 Chain Bridge RoadSuite 200 Fairfax, VA 22030

Fax

  • 703-434-3510

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

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