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 700 life care reports and 400 past medical bill reports in 34 states and has testified as an expert witness at deposition or trial over 150 times since 2012. Dawn has testified at Federal Court in Illinois, New Mexico and Oregon, and at State Court in California, Iowa, Nevada, and New Mexico as an expert in Life Care Planning. Dawn has testified in California, New Mexico and 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.

"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."

Bullard Brown & Beal

Fullerton, CA

"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."

Panish, Shea and Boyle LLP

Los Angeles, CA

How to Retain Dawn Cook

Dawn will ask you for important information such as:

  • Deadlines
  • 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.

Ms. Cook,

As you have been informed, the Gomez v. Rite Aid case has settled. I then took a couple of days off to recuperate from my exhaustive trial preparation. I now want to take the opportunity to thank you for your involvement as an expert for Ms. Gomez. Ms. Gomez has asked me to personally thank you for your expertise and dedication devoted to her case.

We know that we could not have settled her case were it not for your expert opinions supporting her hypoxic-anoxic brain injury. I, personally, was extremely happy with your professionalism and expertise, and will not hesitate calling upon you when the next case arrives in my office.

Law Firm of Daniel Lee English, P.C.

Arvada, CO 

"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."

Branch Law Firm

Albuquerque, NM