Hugh Cook graduated from the University of California at Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in political science. He attended law school at the San Francisco School of Law. After law school graduation, he worked in the areas of criminal law, employment, personal injury, and environmental law at the Marin County District Attorney office and for several small Bay Area law firms.
Hugh joined Brayton Purcell as an associate attorney in March 2000. His legal interests include mesothelioma, tobacco, and a variety of personal injury cases. Over the past 13 years at the firm, Hugh has traveled around the country meeting families in their homes in order to advise them of their legal rights against the corporations that disregarded the widely accepted scientific and medical literature regarding the hazards of asbestos in order to make profits.