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 33 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.

"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

"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

Dawn Cook

1001 E Sunset Rd #97553
Las Vegas, Nevada 89193
P: (702) 544-2159
F: (702) 543-7133
E: dawn@cooklifecareplan.com


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.

"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."

George F. Hand, Esq.

George F. Hand, 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."

Branch Law Firm

Albuquerque NM