Nancy Cook

Virginia Collaborative Professionals

3711-C Westerre Parkway
Richmond, Virginia 23233
United States
Office Phone: 804-270-7153
Member since 2005
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer, Mediator

Since my training in collaborative law in 2005, I have been encouraging my clients to consider this alternative to the more costly and acrimonious litigation that can be so destructive to the ongoing relationships of the entire family. Although I continue to represent clients in court when necessary, I much prefer working with clients and their spouses as part of a collaborative team to reach a resolution that is geared specifically to their unique situation rather than one that is decreed by a 'stranger' in a black robe.

I am currently teaching, along with my fellow collaborative colleague, Morna Ellis, a class in Collaborative Law at the University of Richmond.

I have published a book entitled 'Maggie in the Middle' about a young girl whose parents are going through a nasty custody battle. Unfortunately the parents had never been offered the collaborative alternative to resolve their dispute and left it to the judge.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Guardian Ad Litem, Mediator

Professional Activities

Adjunct Professor, University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law; ~Past President, Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association; ~Former Member Virginia Bar Association 's Coalition Committee on Family Law Legislation; ~Former Executive Board Member for John Marshall Inn of Court ~Henrico Bar Association ~Former Board Member of Richmond Bar Association ~Secretary of VaCP Chair of CPR Lo Bono Committee

Undergraduate Education

University of Alabama, BS, magna cum laude

Professional Education

University of Richmond, T.C.Williams School of Law, J.D. 1995

Comments

I am a founding member of two local practice groups, Collaborative Professionals of Richmond and Richmond Collaborative Divorce Professionals, as well as a founding member of the statewide group, Virginia Collaborative Professionals. I am currently co-teaching a course in Collaborative Law at the University of Richmond Law School. I have been recognized in the Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite for more than 10 years and was included among the 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers in the field of Family Law/Domestic Relations.