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About Us

Cook Life Care Plan is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, and provides services nationwide. Services include life care plans, life care plan rebuttals, past medical bill reviews, future medical cost projections, and nurse standard of care reports for plaintiff and defense attorneys. Life care plans are developed for individuals with injuries or chronic conditions requiring complex long-term healthcare intervention and management. The report provides an organized, concise plan that estimates the reasonable and necessary current and future healthcare needs with the associated costs.


Dawn Cook is a licensed Registered Nurse who has worked with serious and catastrophic illness and injury with over 40 years of experience in clinical settings and as a life care planner and medical bill reviewer. Dawn is an experienced life care planner who holds the certified life care planner (CLCP) and certified nurse life care planner (CNLCP) designations.


Dawn has completed over 550 life care reports and 300 past medical bill reports in 36 states and has testified as an expert witness at deposition or trial over 100 times since 2012. Dawn has testified at Federal Court in Illinois and New Mexico and at State Court in California, Nevada, and New Mexico as an expert in life care planning. Dawn has testified in Nevada State Court as an expert in past medical bill reviews.

Dawn enjoys working both plaintiff and defense cases; from complex birth or brain injuries to trucking and motor vehicle accidents, each case requires attention to detail and consistent methodology.


To have Dawn Cook work on your next case, contact her directly at 702-544-2159, email


How to Retain Dawn Cook

For Life Care Plans and Rebuttals, Future Medical Cost Projections, Medical Bill Reviews, and Nursing Standard of Care:

Telephone Dawn Cook, RN at 702-544-2159
Important information to discuss:

– Trial dates and location
– Potential conflicts
– Potential physicians or experts to communicate with
– Records and bills


Our office will send you:

– A retainer agreement
– An invoice for a retainer via Harvest
– Directions on how to send medical records and bills. Our Hightail link is HIPAA compliant and encrypted; it is a simple “drag and drop” into the link, or you may use your electronic method.


Once our office has your signature on the retainer agreement and the retainer funds, Dawn will start working on your case.


  • Elizabeth Awa

    "Hello Dawn,

    It was a great honor to watch you speak at the AALNC Forum 2019 at Louisville, Kentucky. Your talk on Analyzing Past Medical Bills was one of the most interesting topics in the conference.  Also was an honor for AALNC to have you as one of the resource’s speakers. I believe that the knowledge you share will help the new LNC immensely in report writing mastery, work product development, and eventually translate into better marketing strategy. Thanks again for providing such a compelling and formative speech."

    Elizabeth Awa

    Epic Legal Nurse Consulting LLC

  • Jeremy Beal, Esq.

    "We went to meditation and we were able to settle the case. I want to let you know, I am very appreciative of your efforts. A huge part of what you helped us with including your life care plan and all those reasonableness figures ended up in my pre-mediation report and my mediation brief, I am very thankful."

    Jeremy Beale, Esq.

    Bullard Brown & Beal

    Orange County, CA

  • Bryan Cigelske, esq.

    "Want to let you know that we just settled this case. Great result. Thanks for your work on the file and look forward to working with you in the future."

    Bryan Cigelske, Esq.

    Cigelske Law Firm

    Atlanta, GA

  • Bruce Shapiro, Esq.

    "I hope to use you in another case soon."

    Bruce Shapiro, Esq.

    Henderson, NV

  • Rick McLeod, Esq.

    "We remember you fondly for the great work you did for our client. We hope to have a chance to work with you again in the future."

    Rick McLeod, Esq.

    McLeod Law Firm

    Kansas City, MO

  • Pete Kaufman, Esq.

    "I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Cook on a number of cases. She is prompt, responsive and accessible. Dawn is an empathetic interviewer and her life care plans have always been comprehensive and appropriate."

    Pete Kaufman, Esq.

    Panish, Shea and Boyle LLP

    Los Angeles, CA

  • 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

    Honolulu HI

  • 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.

    Las Vegas NV

  • 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,

    George F. Hand, Esq.

    Hand & Sullivan LLC

  • 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,


    Albuquerque NM

  • 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.



    Mark Wenzel, Esq.


    Reno NV

  • 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

    Las Vegas NV

  • 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.


    Travis N. Barrick, Esq.

    Gillian, Welker & Beckstrom, L.C.

    Las Vegas, NV

  • 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.


    Bradley C. Harr

    Attorney & Counselor at Law

    Brad Harr & Associates

    St. George UT