San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
The San Diego Family Law Attorneys of the Law Offices of Andy Cook announce that Andy Cook has been elected by his fellow attorneys to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Bar Association (“SDCBA”). Cook, who was administered the oath of office on Friday, Dec. 6, by San Diego County Superior Court Presiding Judge David Danielson, was one of at-large four candidates to emerge victorious out of a ten-candidate field in this year’s election. (An eleventh candidate, who ran for an opening reserved for eastern San Diego County, was also elected).
In attendance for the swearing-in ceremony at SDCBA headquarters were Cook’s wife, Marcia; their daughters, Lilah (15) and Jennifer (12); and Cook’s parents, Stuart and Josepha Cook of Mendham Twp., New Jersey – Cook’s hometown. Cook’s in-laws, Joseph and Diane Gezelter of Encinitas, were also present. Numerous attorneys and judges were also present for the annual swearing -in ceremony, which is known as “Stepping Up to the Bar.”
“For me, being chosen by my peers is the great honor of my life,” said Cook, who is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization (“BLS”). Over 7,000 attorney members of the SDCBA were eligible to vote.
Cook was one of several BLS specialists to be elected to the SDCBA Board in this year’s election. He was endorsed by numerous individuals and organizations, including three retired judges and two retired commissioners; five former presidents of the SDCBA Board of Directors – three of whom either now serve or formerly served on the State Bar of California Board of Trustees; and 21 other BLS family law specialists.
About Andy Cook
Cook has lived in San Diego for over 23 years and is in his 19th year of running his own law office, which is limited to the practice of Family Law. Cook has also served as a temporary judge as part of San Diego County’s Family Law Mandatory Settlement Conference program. In addition, he has served as a temporary judge in small claims matters and Family Support Division matters (i.e., child support cases), and, as a sign of his commitment to giving back to the community, he has also served as a temporary judge in the Family Law Division of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, despite the long travel distance involved.
Cook is a graduate of California Western School of Law in San Diego. Cook earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT.
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Law Offices of Andy Cook
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San Diego, California 92101