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About Us

Dawn Cook and Associates is a medical-legal support business that offers:

  • Life Care Planning
  • Mini-Life Care Plans or Future Medical Cost Projections
  • Reasonableness of Past Medical Bill Reviews
  • Location Services of Nurse Expert Witnesses

Dawn L. Cook is a licensed Registered Nurse with three certifications in life care planning. As well, Dawn Cook is certified as a Forensic Litigation Consultant. She has worked with serious and catastrophic illness and injury for over 30 years including clinical settings, home care, and life care planning.

Dawn Cook has prepared over 250 expert reports and has qualified in Court as an expert in California, Nevada, and New Mexico and at Federal Court.

Physicians are available for Life Care Planning and Expert Work in California, Nevada, and Connecticut, with more states being added regularly.

Dawn Cook’s client list includes plaintiff and defense attorneys in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

Testimonials

  • Wright Lindsey Jennings

    "It was a pleasure working with you in this case. This lawsuit has resolved, and there is no need for further work-up on the case. I appreciate your time and effort in helping us prepare this case for trial. It was a pleasure working with you, and I hope to work with you again in the future."

    Glenn S. Ritter

    Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

  • Brenda E. Morris, Esq.

    "Thank you very much for the great job you did on this case. You defended your position during your telephone testimony for binding arbitration very succinctly and professionally. You held your own and did not get flustered during cross-examination. I really enjoyed working with you and hope to do so in the future."

    Brenda E. Morris, Esq.

    Law Offices of Leslie R. Kop

  • David J. Oliveri, M.D.

    “I contacted Dawn Cook to research medical care costs on two complicated life care plans. The two cases required researching the cost of medical services in the United Kingdom. Her work was thorough and complete. I look forward to working with her on future cases.”

    David J. Oliveri, M.D.

  • George F. Hand, Esq.

    Please allow this letter to serve as my recommendation of Dawn Cook as a Nurse Consultant and Life Care Planner.

    I recently had the pleasure of working with Ms. Cook in a personal injury case in Las Vegas. Ms. Cook acted as an expert on the issue of medical costs and damages.

    I was impressed with Dawn Cook’s enthusiasm, medical and communication skills and professional demeanor in this case. I believe that she is an effective expert in personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

    Ms. Cook has a deep understanding of nursing and associated billing issues. Ms. Cook is a hardworking professional. She has my highest recommendation, and I am happy to furnish more details if you would like additional information.

    Very truly yours,

    HAND-lJLLIVAN, LLC

    George F. Hand, Esq.

  • The Late Turner Branch, Esq.

    The Branch Law Firm was hired to represent the plaintiffs in a products liability lawsuit entitled: Andres Rivera, as Parent and Next Friend of A.R., a Minor v. Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, filed in the United States Federal District Court in New Mexico. Ms. Cook was hired to serve as a life care planner in this case and actually provided trial testimony for the Plaintiff, which resulted in a multi-million dollar jury award.

    Ms. Cook was instrumental in representing our clients throughout this litigation. We found her to be extremely professional, conscientious and detailed in her work. She took considerable time in meeting with our client and her family. She is meticulous in reviewing medical records and in preparing her life care report necessary for our client’s future care.

    Without hesitation or reservation, we highly recommend Ms. Cook to anyone who is seeking a life care planner for their clients. Feel free to contact our office should you have any questions concerning Ms. Cook’s qualifications.

    Best regards and I remain,

    Most sincerely yours,

    BRANCH LAW FIRM

  • Mark Wenzel, Esq.

    My firm asked the assistance of Ms. Cook to help evaluate an elder abuse case. Her knowledge was helpful in aiding us to make a decision in regards to the case. Ms. Cook was quick and efficient in her report and it was greatly appreciated.

    Sincerely,

    BRADLEY, DRENDEL & JEANNEY

    Mark Wenzel, Esq.

  • Joseph W. Campbell, Esq.

    We retained Dawn Cook Consulting in 2014 to review the medical records and bills in a complicated case that culminated in surgical repair for our client’s shoulder. I asked Ms. Cook to be prepared to testify about the reasonableness of the medical bills incurred in the client’s care.

    We found Ms. Cook’s work to be thorough and responsive to the direction I provided to her. The task was more complex than normal since most of the medical treatment occurred in another state (Utah) and involved some unusual orthopedic issues.

    Ms. Cook made herself available for a deposition in Las Vegas at the request of defense counsel and always found a way to respond to our time constraints. There was no “busy work” and her rates were quite reasonable.

    I would certainly recommend Dawn Cook Consulting for medical reviews. Our case fortunately settled before trial and 1 have no doubt that one factor prompting resolution was the defendants’ recognition that we had a competent expert to address this important issue.

    Very truly yours,

    Joseph W. Campbell

    The Law Offices of Joseph W. Campbell

  • Douglas Reed, Esq.

    I recommend Dawn Cook as an Expert Witness because she is very knowledgeable, and professional. She is accessible, and responds to communications relatively quickly. She can also handle herself well at a deposition.

    Douglas Reed, Esq.

    The Law Firm of Reed and Mansfield

  • Travis N. Barrick, Esq.

    I am pleased to recommend Dawn Cook, RN, as an expert witness regarding medical issues and Life Care Planning. Our firm retained Ms. Cook to review voluminous medical records and render an opinion with respect to our client’s current and future medical needs. She provided her exhaustive report in a timely manner and gave excellent deposition testimony.

    The case resolved favorably for our client, in part because of Ms. Cook’s excellent work.

    Best,

    Travis N. Barrick, Esq.

    Gillian, Welker & Beckstrom, L.C.

  • Bradley C. Harr, Esq

    I hired Dawn Cook on a large third party Workers Compensation case. She was easy to work with, prompt and professional. She completed the Life Care Plan for my client. Without asking, she had met with my client within two weeks of being hired and my sending her medical records.

    I really appreciated that she took the time, as part of her Life Care Plan report, to contact each of the medical providers who were currently treating my client and getting written confirmations of their plans. Having those letters as attachments helped me not only with proving the damages of my case, but also helped me provide information to set up a Workers Compensation medical set aside account.

    I will have no hesitation of using her again in the future. I have no reservations about recommending Dawn Cook for Life Care Planning.

    Sincerely,

    BRADLEY C. HARR & ASSOCIATES

    Bradley C. Harr

    Attorney & Counselor at Law

    Brad Harr & Associates